The Junior League of Tampa 2024 Gala
Founded in 1926, The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of over 1,900 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Saturday, April 20th, 2024 | Hotel Haya | Historic Ybor City
The Junior League of Tampa is thrilled to host our much-awaited 2024 Gala, an evening that promises an unforgettable blend of elegance, community spirit, and service.
Sponsorships and Tickets
Gala sponsors will have the opportunity to invest in the Tampa community while also promoting their brand. Our sponsors receive a wide array of event, print, and digital promotion. Benefits can be found in the Gala Sponsorship Packet.
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1926 LEGACY AWARD
Since 1926, the members of The Junior League of Tampa have worked tirelessly toward making our city a better place for women and children to live and thrive. It is this history of community service that we honor with the 1926 Legacy Award.
The Junior League of Tampa strives to improve the Tampa Bay area by cultivating and supporting leaders who are catalysts for lasting community impact. The League believes in the power of one individual to make a tangible difference in our community and is dedicated to honoring those who work daily to create transformative change within Hillsborough County.
The 1926 Legacy Award and accompanying $10,000 grant recognize an outstanding individual whose inspiring leadership has made a lasting community impact, in the area of child welfare or education.
Individuals deserving of this honor can apply on their own or be nominated by others. Award recipients will be honored at The Junior League of Tampa Gala on Saturday, April 20 at Hotel Haya in historic Ybor City.
The application for our 2024 Legacy Award is now closed.
Meet our 2022 1926 Legacy Award Winner- Vicki Sokolik, Founder and Director of Starting Right Now
Vicki Sokolik is the Founder and Executive Director of Starting Right Now (SRN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness for Tampa Bay youth. SRN serves homeless unaccompanied youths registered in Hillsborough (HCPS) and Pinellas (PCS) County public high schools. All SRN participants are below the “extremely low (30%)” federal HUD income limit, accessing free-and-reduced lunch through the public school and participating in the food stamp program, SNAP, which requires income documentation to determine eligibility. Under Vicki’s leadership, SRN empowers homeless unaccompanied youth to become self-sufficient citizens, breaking the cycle of generational homelessness and poverty. Students are referred to the program by HCPS or PCS. SRN provides youth with permanent housing as well as individualized resources to help them thrive as students and into adulthood.
As the winner of the 1926 Legacy Award, Vicki has received $10,000 to support Starting Right, Now and the Tampa Bay youth she has devoted her life to serving.
Thank you to our sponsors!