SUMMIT, NJ - Elizabeth Dutkewych has been named President of The Junior League of Summit Board of Directors for 2017-18. The Summit resident will be joined on the Board by fellow Hilltop City citizen Erika Melchiorre, President Elect, along with Nicole Castronuovo, Administrative VP; Amy Buck, Treasurer; Zoe McCraw, Community VP; Ariele Sullivan, Membership VP; Laura Bojanowski & Tracey Tango, Sustainer VPs; Maria Williams, Thrift Shop Committee Chair; and Carly Spary, PR Chair.
 
Dutkewych succeeds Michelle DeMuth. who served as President for the 2016-17 term.
 
“I am so excited to be working alongside so many talented women dedicated to strengthening our community.” said Dutkewych. “We look forward to joining forces with our community partners and local businesses to eliminate food insecurity in our area through our Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community's Essentials (GRACE) programming which continues to grow and help more and more families every year.”
 
 
Dutkewych is a Summit native and a graduate of Summit High School. She attended Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. Upon graduation she moved to New York City where she lived for nearly a decade, working as a buyer of women’s and juniors clothing for A&E Stores, Inc., parent company of several New York-based retail chains.
 
Shortly after getting married, she and her husband Sean moved back to Summit where they currently live with their three children, Henry (5), Courtney (4), and Eve (2). Dutkewych joined the Junior League in 2011 and has served as the M.A.C. co-chair, the Shop chair for two years, and Assistant Treasurer. 
 
In addition to her involvement with the League, she has also been on the board at Central Presbyterian Church Weekday Nursery School and Kindergarten and The Connection.
 
The Junior League of Summit is a non-profit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Notable projects started by the League include: the Summit First Aid Squad; the Summit Speech School; two safe houses in Summit for battered women; the Mabie playground in downtown Summit; Senior Connections (AKA Big Wheels), a senior transportation system; and a rain garden at the Jefferson Primary School, where children learn about healthy eating and gardening. The League also operates the Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop, which offers residents the opportunity to buy highly discounted clothing, accessories, toys and housewares.
 
For more information about the Junior League of Summit, visit jlsummit.org or contact the office at 908-273-7349.