2013 Press Releases

2013 Press Releases

JLG Honors Outstanding Members

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December 19, 2013
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
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JLG Honors Outstanding Members

Greensboro, NC: The Junior League of Greensboro celebrates the recipients of the 2013 Junior League Member Awards. Recipients are honored for their tremendous work and leadership in the Junior League and the greater Greensboro community. One award is given to a Provisional Member, one award to a Sustainer Member, and two awards are given to Active Members for exceptional service to the League and the community of Greensboro.

The Junior League of Greensboro is proud of its members who have earned the recognition and distinction of the following awards:
· Kathleen Price Bryan Award: Lisa Anderson

· President’s Service Award: Aggie Ingold

· Provisional ‘Above and Beyond the Call’ Award: Lindsay Evens

· Sustainer Woman of Distinction Award: Bonnie McAlister

Each recipient’s accomplishments were celebrated as outstanding contributors to the Junior League and to the community. These outstanding women were honored during the Junior League Annual Meeting this past spring.

Kathleen Price Bryan Award- Lisa Anderson, 2013 Recipient
(This award is presented to a member who demonstrates tremendous dedication to both the Junior League of Greensboro and to the community at large. The award, first presented in 1985, is given in memory of and to honor Kathleen Price Bryan, founder of the Junior League of Greensboro in 1926. The recipient exemplifies the standards set by Bryan in the generous giving of herself to our community.)

The 2013 Kathleen Price Bryan Award goes to Junior League of Greensboro Past President, Lisa Anderson. Lisa is doing amazing things in the Greensboro community and is deserving of recognition. Lisa is dedicated to those with special needs in the Greensboro Community. She is serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association which hosts the infant/toddler program, at Gateway Education Center.

She recognizes the value of arts in the Greensboro Community, and beginning in 2011, has served as a Board Member and Executive Committee Member for the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art.

Lisa is committed to preserving Greensboro’s history. She has extensive volunteer experience with the Greensboro Historical Museum. She has been on their Board since 2004. She has been the Museum Shop Chair and has served on the Nominating and Finance Committees. In 2007, she served as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Currently, she is the Vice-President of the Board of Trustees and in 2014, she will be President of the Board. This role entrusts her with preserving the entire collection of artifacts held by the Museum.

Lisa serves as the Chair of the Discipleship Committee and as a Sunday School Teacher at First Presbyterian Church. She also serves at Greensboro Day School on the External Marketing Committee as part of the Parents Ambassador Council, and as a Room Mom.

Lisa’s volunteer experience in the JLG is extensive. As part of leadership training, she has attended two conferences through the Organizational Development Institute, four AJLI conferences and is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro. Her past placements in the JLG include service on the External Planning, Bargain Box, and Finance and Fund Development Committees. She held the position of Treasurer, Advertising Manager for the EverGreene, Communications Chair and Finance Vice President. Last but not least she is a Past JLG President whose platform focused strongly on “servant leadership”.

President’s Service Award- Aggie Ingold, 2013 Recipient
(This award is given to an Active member of the Junior League who goes above and beyond normal League service, either in this person’s placement or in any other service to our League. The recipient demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the Junior League of Greensboro and our mission.)

As Chair of the Bargain Box for 2012-2013, Aggie Ingold raised sale profits to exceed over $400K at the 65 year old thrift store in Downtown Greensboro through new and creative sales marketing techniques and management of over 50 volunteers.

Her past volunteer placements with the Junior League include the Public Affairs Committee, the Nominating Committee, and Member At Large.

Provisional Above and Beyond the Call Award- Lindsey Evans, 2013 Recipient
(A Provisional member is recognized for having demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm, positive attitude, and energetic personality; attendance at every meeting; completion of all Provisional requirements on time; participation in more JLG activities than are required; top-notch team work and leadership skills; and an overall commitment to the Greensboro JLG and community.)

Lindsey began her Provisional Year in the Fall of 2012. Even after just a year in the League, she has shown so much dedication. She has been committed to going above and beyond her duties as a provisional and new member and is always there to lend a helping hand. She has helped many new members network within the League and build friendships which shows her immense compassion for others. Lindsey is always friendly, upbeat, and has become a fast friend to many in the League. She organizes extra events for provisional members to get to know one another.

Lindsey was a great asset to the Bargain Box special events committee this past year. Her willingness to go above and beyond with the Budget Bride Event helped to make the event a huge success.

Lindsey is the Director of Youth Ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Greensboro.

Sustainer Woman of Distinction- Bonnie McAlister, 2013 Recipient
(This award is given to a Sustaining Member of the Junior League who has demonstrated a tremendous dedication to the JLG through decades of continuous service and support, and used her JLG training and skills to promote volunteerism while making a significant impact on our community.)

Bonnie started her league experience at the Bargain Box, the League’s thrift store and long-term fundraiser and on the Executive Committee. When Leadership Greensboro was created, Bonnie was asked to represent the League in the first graduating class. She felt strongly that when a non-profit organization was asked to participate then there should be a scholarship available for the participant. She proposed this. The League got the scholarship and it remained in effect for years.

While an active member, Bonnie was asked if she could put together a seminar for league members on communication skills. This subsequently led to a career as a consultant. She created a 2-3 hour seminar. She taught the seminar and subsequently went on to be a full time trainer at the Center for Creative Leadership and to a 15-year career as a leadership and communication career at Davidson College and a charter faculty member at Elon Law School in Downtown Greensboro.

In addition to her membership in the Junior League of Greensboro and its Executive Board, Bonnie has also served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greensboro, the City Board of Nations Bank (now Bank of America). She is a Past President and Emerita Member of the Women’s Professional Forum. She is an ordained Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro and serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.

Thousands Generated Toward Junior League of Greensboro’s Touch a Truck

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Thousands Generated Toward Junior League of Greensboro’s Touch a Truck

Novant Health gives $8,000 to be presenting Big Rig sponsor
October 11, 2013

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro has generated more than $32,000 in event sponsorships as it prepares to celebrate its Fourth Annual Touch a Truck event this Sunday with children across the Piedmont. This year’s event will showcase the biggest and best trucks from across the region. The League extends its deepest gratitude to all sponsors of the event–the largest sponsors include Novant Health, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and The Fresh Market.

On Sunday, October 13th, the public is invited to Touch A Truck at Jefferson Village, off New Garden Road, from 12 pm to 4 pm. There, the community will find a fun, family festival filled with more than two dozen trucks, kid-friendly attractions, live entertainment on the event stage, and numerous supporting vendors from the community who will be exhibiting.

The event is an interactive experience for families, where children are encouraged to climb upon, play on, and learn about the various vehicles. They’ll also have the chance to meet those who use the vehicles to serve our community every day. A glimpse of the display line-up includes the Colgate Dental Van, TumbleBus, Junk Yard Dogs, Police Cars, Ambulance, Firetruck, and even a Sheetz 18 Wheeler!

At Touch a Truck, you’ll also find Magicians, Balloon Artists, a Rock-Climbing Wall, Jacobs Ladder inflatable, a slide, Dora the Explorer, Bob The Builder, Doc McStuffins, Big Bang Boom, ponies to ride, and even a petting zoo, along with face-painting and numerous games! If your child loves to move around, there will also be an opportunity for him or her to learn Zumba. Children will also have the chance to compete in an Iron Chef Kids’ Competition sponsored by The Fresh Market. All of this supports the Junior League’s focus on Fueling Our Future.

Tickets are $5 each, or 4 for $15 when purchased in advance. Children 1 year and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org, Junior League Headquarters (3101 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC), or at the gate on the day of the event.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro. In 2013, the Junior League of Greensboro launched a multi-year partnership with Cone Elementary in an attempt to make significant and lasting change at the school and among its students. Cone has been identified by the State as an academic priority school due to low proficiency levels.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:
The Junior League of Greensboro is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please call 336.852.5542 or visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Dental Van Program to Visit 2 Locations in GSO Sponsored by JLG

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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Dental Van Program to Visit 2 Locations in GSO Sponsored by the Junior League of Greensboro

October 7, 2013

GREENSBORO- The Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) is sponsoring a visitation this week from the nationally known Colgate Dental Van at two locations in Greensboro. The Colgate Van is made possible by the donation of services by local dentists and active Junior League Members. The goal of the Colgate Program is to improve the oral health of under-served populations through education and prevention. The van is equipped with two child sized dental chairs and the screening lasts approximately 1 to 2 minutes for each child who has written parental consent.

The Junior League of Greensboro in conjunction with the Cone Elementary PTA are excited to host the Colgate Dental Van at Cone Elementary on Wednesday, October 9th at 7:30 am. Free dental screenings will be provided to the students by JLG Member, Dr. Sona Isharani, pediatric dentist with Steven L. Hatcher, DDS, PA.

The Colgate Dental Van will then be at the Junior League of Greensboro’s 4th Annual Touch A Truck Event on Sunday, October 13th. Another JLG Member, Dr. Brittany Semones with Friendly Dentistry, will be providing free dental screenings. The van will fit in amongst the large vehicles and vans that characterize this hands-on learning event experience for children and their caregivers. Touch a Truck will be held at Jefferson Village on New Garden Road from 12pm to 4pm.

Laura Cashwell, JLG Community Vice President says “Our commitment to Cone Elementary this year has led us to discover great opportunities such as the Colgate Dental Van. This project, made possible by our very own members, will fulfill our pledge to address health and wellness needs of the students at Cone.

We are thrilled to make new friends with Colgate and grateful for the opportunity to provide access to all children in this community at our Touch A Truck event as well. Early oral health care is incredibly important and we are honored to bring this opportunity to the families at Cone Elementary and to the greater community.”

About the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Dental Van Program

In 1991, Colgate introduced Bright Smiles Bright Futures (BSBF), an oral health education and prevention program designed to improve the oral health of under-served children. BSBF exposes eight million children and their families annually to positive oral health education messages and/or provides free dental screenings to children, ages 1-12.

The primary BSBF Goal is to teach children and their families how to maintain good oral health and prevent dental disease. Three major elements are at the core of the BSBF program:

1) School Program/Curriculum – BSBF provides Head Starts and Kindergarten classes throughout the country with free fun and engaging educational kits containing tools to teach children healthy practices for good oral health care and disease prevention.The BSBF website, www.colgatebsbf.com, contains intra-sites for parents, teachers and kids. Many valuable educational tools can be easily downloaded.

2) Dental Van Program – “A dental office on wheels” – works with schools, community-based organizations, churches and others to provide free dental screenings, education and treatment referral for children up to 12 years old.

3) Community Awareness Programs – BSBF vans and staff participates in community events with a focus on raising awareness on good oral health care and disease prevention.

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 85th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $2 million in the last 10 years.

Beginning in 2013, the Junior League has entered into a partnership with Caesar Cone Elementary. The League will provide funding and volunteers to bring outside programming or develop internal programming to directly impact this school over the next three years as well as dedicating over 100 volunteers to be onsite at Cone. The League’s community projects are being tailored to Cone’s needs in the areas of academic progress, health/nutrition/wellness, basic needs (feeding programs/supplies), literacy, parent involvement, and school enrichment. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Junior League of Greensboro Awarded 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Program

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October 17, 2013

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Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
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Junior League of Greensboro Awarded 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Program

The Junior League of Greensboro has received the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Program award, granted by the Volunteer Center of Greensboro. This prestigious award recognizes an organization of volunteers that go above and beyond the call of duty, create meaningful partnerships in the community and impact the community through extraordinary programming. The Junior League of Greensboro was chosen due to its rich history of having strong volunteer programming and for its commitment to improve the local community over the past 85 years. Recipients were selected by a committee of area business, corporate and non-profit leaders.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this honor,” said Julie Copeland, President of the Junior League of Greensboro. “We are celebrating 85 years of dedication to our mission, which includes promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.”

The Junior League of Greensboro will be presented the award for Outstanding Volunteer Program on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 PM at the Regency Room at the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro.

For more information on this event, please visit:
www.volunteergso.org/programs/recognition-celebration/

About the Volunteer Center of Greensboro
The Volunteer Center of Greensboro strengthens the community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. It connects people, promotes volunteerism, support nonprofits and build partnerships. For more information, please visit www.volunteergso.org/about-us/.

About the Junior League of Greensboro
The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 85th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 85-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please visit www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Junior League of Greensboro’s 4th Annual Touch a Truck

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Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
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Junior League of Greensboro’s 4th Annual Touch a Truck
Dump truck, ambulance, monster truck, and dozens of other vehicles for children to explore

Greensboro, N.C. – Where can you find your child’s favorite toy truck in life size form? The Junior League of Greensboro, along with its presenting Big Rig sponsor, Novant Health, will host its 4th Annual Touch a Truck event on Sunday, October 13th at Jefferson Village, off New Garden Road, from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Touch A Truck is a fun, family festival that offers a hands-on learning experience for children, primarily ages 2-8 years old. Children will also have the chance to meet those who use the vehicles to serve our community day in and day out.

In addition to all of this, the Junior League will be promoting its theme for the festival, Fueling Our Future. Children will have the chance to learn about healthy living, take part in Zumba, create works of art, compete in an Iron Chef Kids’ Competition sponsored by The Fresh Market, meet Dora the Explorer, and enjoy many other attractions at the event.

Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15, when purchased in advance. Children under age 2 are free. Tickets may be purchased at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org, the Bargain Box (122 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401), Junior League Headquarters (3101 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC), or at the gate on the day of the event.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro. In 2013, the Junior League of Greensboro launched a multi-year partnership with Cone Elementary in an attempt to make significant and lasting change at the school and among its students. Cone has been identified by the State as an academic priority school, due to low proficiency levels.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:
The Junior League of Greensboro is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please call 336.852.5542 or visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Junior League of Greensboro Requests for Proposals for the 2014-2015 League Year

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September 3, 2013
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
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Junior League of Greensboro Requests for Proposals for the 2014-2015 League Year

Greensboro, NC – Last year, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Incorporated (JLG) partnered with Cone Elementary School in pursuit of academic excellence. Today, JLG proudly announces that they are accepting project proposals for 2014-2015 that will create a path for academic achievement at Cone Elementary. All proposals must serve the students of Cone Elementary or the broader Cone Elementary School Community; proposals that do not will not be considered. Current areas of focus are academic progress, literacy, parent involvement, basic needs, health and wellness.

The JLG External Planning Committee will host a Q & A Session on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6pm at the Junior League of Greensboro office located at 3101 West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro. The session will provide information about the Cone Elementary Partnership, including focus areas for impact at Cone and the JLG Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

For more information on specific proposal requirements or to submit a proposal, visit www.JLGreensboro.org and select the “Project Proposal” page under the “Community Impact” tab or visit the direct URL at http://bit.ly/nWAidO.

Proposals are due by October 15, 2013. All proposals will be reviewed by JLG committee to determine that they meet the requirements specified in the RFP. Organizations meeting the requirements will be asked to present their proposal on February 8, 2014.

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 85th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 85-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years.

24 Women To Lead Junior League of Greensboro In New Direction

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June 17, 2013
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24 Women To Lead Junior League of Greensboro In New Direction

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro has elected twenty-four women to lead the organization, beginning June 1st, 2013.

The 2013-2014 Junior League of Greensboro Board of Directors is charged with advancing the organization’s mission in its 85th year.

Board members, representing diverse backgrounds, will guide the 1,000+ member organization as it embarks upon a new community impact initiative, directing the League’s community focus to education. As a result, the Junior League will focus upon making a lasting, measurable impact by providing support to Title I elementary education at Cone Elementary, a Guilford County School. The Board will maintain oversight of League-funded projects and programs at Cone Elementary. School partnerships are a growing trend of Junior Leagues internationally to increase the magnitude of positive impact made by Junior Leagues in their communities.

In addition to directing the League’s Partnership with Cone Elementary, the Board will also lead the Junior League’s fundraising and leadership development initiatives in the coming year through its 4th annual Touch A Truck event and 4th annual Women’s Leadership Summit.

2013-2014 Board Members are:

President: Julie Copeland

President-Elect: Paige Butler

Community VP: Laura Cashwell

Finance VP: Martha Newton

Personnel VP: Tara Ayers

Corresponding Secretary: Cara Derounian

Recording Secretary: Allison Doughty

At Large: Jennefer Gulledge

At Large: Alejandra Marquez

Bargain Box: Teresa Russell

Communications: Kara Jacobs

Community Program: Carley Mann

Donor Development: Christon Halkiotis

External Planning: Carley Swaim

Marketing & PR: Mary Margaret Hart

Meeting Arrangements: Peggy Williams

Membership: Lisa Carwile

Nominating: Cameron Messick

Placement: Kendall Tomalas

Public Affairs: Shawna Tillery

Special Events: Heather Neal

Sustainer President: athy Rice

Leadership Development: Susanne Hall

Treasurer: Paulette Evans

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Celebrating its 85th year, the Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 85-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years. For more information about the Junior League of Greensboro, please visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.