courtesy of Juleen Lapporte

Recognizing League's 2014 grads

The National Charity League Lamorinda Chapter's "Senior Presents" gathering for the league's graduating class of 2014 was held March 9 at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley. The league is a nonprofit organization of mothers and daughters who serve their communities. This group came together in seventh grade and has logged more than 3,500 hours during the past six years with 32 nonprofit organizations, including Mt. Diablo Center for Adult Day Health Care, Monument Crisis Center, Loaves and Fishes, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano and Special Olympics. The students, all graduating seniors, represent Miramonte, Acalanes, Campolindo, Carondelet and Bentley high schools.


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Their final act of philanthropy as a group was a donation of money to the American Cancer Society. The co-chairs for the gala were Amy Ruegg and Erika Odell. Front row seated, from left, Jennifer Leserman, Colleen Burke, Mallory Faldt, Helena Valvur, Clare Varellas and Bailey Moran. Middle row seated, from left , Hannah Durant, Katie Adams, Allison Miller, Sierra Ryder, Jenna Schmitz, Samantha Garcia and Caroline Colwell. Top row standing, from left, Claire Marvin, Julia Nishioki, Lauren Petite, Olivia Bisel, Hannah Friel, Kyra Ruegg, Margaret Odell, Mica Zimmerman, Abigail Brzezinski, Grace Moran, Allison Nichols, Gabrielle Cirelli and Makenzie Huguet.