Message from the President


Hello, and welcome! My name is Sylvie Zolezzi and I am honored to be Ross Valley Women’s League’s President this year, following in the footsteps of many amazing women who led this mighty group before me, and working with a team of 27 strong and dedicated women.

2020 marks the 55th anniversary of Ross Valley Women’s League, and we want to share our excitement about this milestone with you, our faithful donors and supporters. In doing so, we plan to celebrate you, and also recognize our past presidents and their great leadership who have enabled us to serve our community through five and half decades.



Since its inception in 1965, RVWL has tirelessly given back to the community. We initially supported Marin General’s Pediatric Center, then Marin General’s Adolescent Recovery Center and the Cancer Care Center. In 1994, as the hospital wanted more internal control of its fundraising, the group started to focus its support on groups outside of the hospital, including Adopt A Family of Marin.

In 1997, RVWL decided to support Adopt A Family exclusively, and to this day, our group continues to champion Adopt A Family’s mission of preventing homelessness and providing a safety net to families with children in Marin County.


We organize an annual fundraising gala in the fall, and donate 100 percent of the event’s proceeds to Adopt A Family. Many have called it THE party of the year, and we will not argue with that! It gives us tremendous satisfaction to be able to support local families in need, and to know that what we do affects many people’s daily lives in a meaningful and positive fashion.

The theme of this year’s Gala is All Aboard the Orient Express!


Our league of dedicated members works tirelessly all year round to ensure each and every detail of this glamorous event is thoughtfully executed. Our goal this year is to make our event an unprecedented success, and we cannot do it without you!


The success of this event will be measured by how much money we raise for Adopt A Family, and your generous contribution is vital. Stay tuned for more information about our sponsorship levels.

You do not want to miss this train!



Sylvie Zolezzi

President, Ross Valley Women’s League

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