Junior League of Bronxville Awards Ten Grants and Four Scholarships

Pictured (L to R): Sam Wallis, Executive Director, Yonkers Partners in Education; Nathan Sevilla; Avery Sevilla; Annly John & Nicole Valdez Romero, 2022 Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) Erica Sevilla Service Award Recipients; Kristin Smith, JLB President-Elect; Danielle Spring, JLB President; Jamie Schwartz, JLB Grants & Scholarships Advisory Council Chair

By Amy Brown, Communications VP, Junior League of Bronxville 

May 25, 2022: The Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) held a Service & Scholarship Celebration on April 28th in honor of the ten community organizations and four young women who were recipients of JLB Grants and Scholarships in 2022. 

The JLB Community Grants Program partners with 501(c)(3) organizations benefiting the JLB’s service area of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe and Yonkers.  The grants meet immediate and specific needs within those communities. 

This year, the JLB provided funding for the following organizations and projects: 

Bronxville Ballet Not For Sale (children’s ballet classes held at the Westhab’s DaySpring community building in Yonkers)

Bundles of Joy (period product care packages to be distributed to women in need)

Cancer Support Team (grocery gift cards for individuals in need who are battling cancer)

The Counseling Center (mental health awareness social media campaign)

Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) (renovation of afterschool program area)

Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps (EVAC) (EMT recruitment video)

The Guidance Center of Westchester (creation of a student study lounge)

We Run Mt. Vernon (t-shirts for community Turkey Trot run)

Westchester Disabled on the Move (smart speakers to increase independence for individuals with disabilities)

Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) (photoshop tablet subscriptions for high school students studying digital design).

The JLB also awarded four scholarships to talented and deserving women:

These scholarships are awarded to college-bound young women in their senior year of high school, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to volunteerism in their community, among other criteria.

The 2022 Positive Power Scholarship was awarded to Genna Handel from Eastchester High School, who will attend Cornell University in the fall. 

The Cara Kealy Scholarship memorializes a former Junior League member who valiantly fought against breast cancer.  It was awarded to Ava Tspatsaris, also from Eastchester High School, who will attend New York University.  

The Erica Sevilla Service Award honors the legacy of past Junior League President, Erica Sevilla, who also sadly passed away from breast cancer.  This year’s awardees are Nicole Valdez Romero from Yonkers Middle-High School, who will attend Iona College in the fall, and Annly John from Lincoln High School in Yonkers, who will attend Lehigh University. 

Together with JLB President Danielle Spring, Erica’s daughter, Avery Sevilla, presented the Erica Sevilla Service Awards this year.  Erica’s husband, Nathan Sevilla, was also there to celebrate the accomplishments of the awardees.

About The Junior League of Bronxville, Inc.

The Junior League of Bronxville, Inc. (JLB) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLB services the areas of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers. The JLB has been an active and local women’s volunteer organization in Southern Westchester since 1948. For more information on the JLB, please visit www.jlbronxville.org.

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Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5. 


Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708



Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”


Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”


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