Celebration of Service

Join the Junior League of Northern Virginia for our 60th Anniversary Celebration of Service as we celebrate our legacy of service, leadership and community impact and recognize Deborah Brittain as our Woman of Vision.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Westwood Country Club
800 Maple Avenue, East
Vienna, Virginia 22180

Celebration of Service is one of the Junior League of Northern Virginia’s premiere events. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, including light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Around 7:15 p.m., we will begin our seated three course meal. Tickets are $85 per person or $800 per table of 10 until January 31, 2018. Starting on February 1, ticket prices increase to $95 per person and $900 per table of 10. To purchase tickets and select food options (fish, chicken or vegetarian), please click here.

Women of Vision Through the Years

Every year we recognize a woman of vision at our annual Celebration of Service. These women’s leadership journeys inspire our members and represent the values of the Junior League.

2018 Woman of Vision honoree – Deborah Brittain

Deborah Brittain is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Greater Princeton and a former President of The Association of Junior Leagues International. She joined the Junior League in 1986 and served two terms as President of the Junior League of Northern Virginia. She was elected to three terms on the AJLI Board—first as Area Director and representative for the board on the Nominating Committee, then as Vice-President and finally as the 2000-2002 Association President during the Centennial year of the Association.

In 2012, Deborah retired as the Executive Vice President of Preod Corporation, a search firm that places seasoned business executives. She is a former advisory board member to The Dean of The Harvard Business School, a former board member of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and The Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The National Council of Negro Women and The Northern Virginia Urban League.

Currently, Deborah serves on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, The New Jersey State Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and the Board of Trustees of Simmons College. She is the Associate Dean of the Scott-Hawkins Leadership Institute sponsored by The Links, Incorporated and she serves on the AJLI Past Governance Advisory Committee for The Association of Junior Leagues International.

Deborah holds a Master’s Degree from the Simmons School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University.


2017: Sheriff Stacey Ann Kincaid, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office
2016: Linda Mathes, American Red Cross
2015: Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation
2014: Senator Mary Margaret Whipple, former member Virginia Senate
2013: Lidia Soto-Harmon, Girl Scouts of Nation’s Capital
2012: Maureen McDonnell, former First Lady of Virginia
2011: Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gymnast
2010: Barbara Harris, NBCNews4
2009: Jennifer McNulty, DC Dress for Success
2008: Caroline Giles, Gretchen Redmond, Marilou Serafin MacDonnell, Deborah Brittain, and Heidi Kallett
2007: Angela Halamandaris, The Heart of America Foundation
2006: Molly Barker, Girls on the Run
2005: Alma Powell, America’s Promise