Get Ready for this Year’s Founder’s Day Tea Celebration


Founder’s Day Tea is coming and it’s a fabulous excuse to get dolled up, put your pinky out while sipping tea, and celebrate the accomplished woman who founded the Junior League. It’s a fantastic opportunity to hear accomplished women speak and engage in lively conversation with fellow Junior League members.


President, Ann Brinkman Carstensen, will moderate a panel that includes the president and CEO of the Chicago Children’s Museum, Jennifer Farrington. Farrington has transformed the museum’s education program and is responsible for molding it into a landmark institution in Chicago. While she has been in charge, the museum has won several awards, including the Outstanding Service to Children Award from the Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children, the Promising Practice Award for Institutional Diversity from MetLife Foundation and ACM, and the Universal Design for Learning Award from VSA Arts. Farrington and the other panelists will discuss The League’s impact on their organizations, their perspective on early childhood development, and their future plans.


The Peninsula, a 20-story luxury hotel, will be the venue for the event. The Peninsula in Chicago is one of only three five-star hotels in the city, so you won’t want to miss the glamour of this location.


Refreshments include scones, sandwiches, cake, and, of course, tea. Tickets are $55 and guest are welcome to come and enjoy this wonderful event. You can learn more about the history behind Lucy McCormick Blair Linn, the League’s founder, and celebrate Junior League’s 103 years.


By Kate Neuens, 2015-16 Topics & Trends staff member


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