The JLEFC presented their annual community grants at the General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd. Mini-grant recipients are non-profits whose programs and projects specifically align with the League's current focus on literacy and healthy lifestyle initiatives. The JLEFC proudly support this year's recipients, The Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport and the Burroughs Community Center, both of whom received a $1,500.00 grant.
(Left to right: Melanie Verrengia, 2012-2013 JLEFC President; Jane E Ferreira, President & CEO of the Mercy Learning Center; Edith Cassidy, Board of Directors President at the Burroughs Community Center; Kirstin Etela, 2012-2013 JLEFC Community Assistance Chair.)
The Burr Homestead transformed into an exquisite art gallery as the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County hosted its Annual Art Show. The weekend was a success with the many wonderful events and honors woven into the League's largest fundraiser.
With the help of our sponsors, the 21st Annual Art Show weekend was held Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 24th. The Friday night gala included a fabulous auction. Throughout the weekend visitors purchased works displayed by 100 regional artists, admired vignettes from local interior designers, and shopped the "pop-up" stores in our boutique & cafe.