2014 Press Releases

2014 Press Releases

Junior League of Greensboro Receives $10K National Leadership Development Award

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
Marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749
May 21, 2014

Junior League of Greensboro Receives $10K National Leadership Development Award

The Association of Junior Leagues International Awards Local Chapter with Annual Leadership Award

New York, NY– Illustrating the power of trained volunteers to create lasting community impact, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) has recognized the work of 10 Junior Leagues. The 2014 awards were made at AJLI’s 92nd Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.

The Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) has been awarded a top honor, The Leadership Development Award of $10,000, at this year’s AJLI conference.  The Junior League of Greensboro’s Women to Watch (W2W) training series and the Women’s Leadership Summit, both open to members and non-members alike, make women’s leadership development a priority for JLG and its potential to create lasting community impact by equipping women as leaders. As a bonus, the organization of the programs gives participants an opportunity to hone their own leadership skills through public speaking, marketing, fundraising, event planning, budgeting and time management.

The  4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit held on April 4th, 2014 raised over $98.5K for the mission of the Junior League of Greensboro to be invested in this community and hosted over 300 participants.

“Through our annual awards program, AJLI celebrates the outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions that Junior Leagues make in their communities, day in and day out,” said AJLI President Toni Freeman, a member of the Junior League of Charlotte. “But this is more than just an awards program for our Leagues; it also celebrates the commitment of their volunteer members to enthusiastically live The Junior League’s Vision as women around the world who are catalysts for lasting community change.”

About the Junior League of Greensboro, NC Inc.

Celebrating its 86th Anniversary, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. 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.  www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

About The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.

Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is comprised of more than 155,000 women in 293 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.

 

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Leigh Anne Michaux Bullin Announced as 2013-2014 JLG President’s Service Award Winner

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
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(864) 918-5749
May 21, 2014

Leigh Anne Michaux Bullin Announced as 2013-2014 JLG President’s Service Award Winner

Annual Award Given for Extraordinary Dedication

Greensboro NC– Junior League of Greensboro Executive Committee bestows the President’s Service Award to Leigh Anne Michaux Bullin for her extraordinary behind the scenes efforts for the League during the 2013-2014 year. As the 2013-14 Technology Chair for the League, Bullin developed, implemented, and oversaw the entire overhaul of the JLG Software and Management System.

The President’s Service Award is given to an active Junior League of Greensboro member each year that goes above and beyond normal League service, either in their placement or in another area of commitment to our League. The recipient demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the Junior League of Greensboro and the mission.

Bullin worked behind-the-scenes to make sure that the infrastructure and logistics of the League were set. She spent hours entering massive amounts of data, verifying league information, developing programs, & overseeing the overhaul of the software system managing the 1000+ members.

President-Elect Paige Butler says “The 2013-14 executive committee is honored with a unanimous decision to recognize this year’s recipient of the President’s Service Award, Leigh Anne Bullin. Leigh Anne has the qualities that embrace and characterize this award; a true servant leader who puts the needs of others before her own, always works for the best interest of our League, and does this without the expectation of recognition.”

Bullin is a Local Center Manager for Volvo Action Services and the President of the Piedmont Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA).

In her spare time, Bullin likes to bake delicious and beautiful treats and she loves to run, completing several half marathons, and even a half marathon with Mickey at Disney World. She is a dedicated wife, daughter, and sister who enjoys spending time with her family.

About the Junior League of Greensboro, NC Inc.

Celebrating its 86th Anniversary, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. 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.  www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

 

Greensboro Historical Museum Collaborates with JLG to Host A Day At the Museum

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Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
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(864) 918-5749
May 8, 2014

Greensboro Historical Museum Collaborates with JLG to Host “A Day At the Museum”

Cone Elementary 2nd Grade Students to Explore Behind the Scenes

Greensboro, N.C. – Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) announces a “Day at the Museum” for the 2nd Grade students of Cone Elementary in collaboration with the Greensboro Historical Museum. The 2nd graders will explore the exhibits and beyond, receiving a behind the scenes tour of museum operations. As part of the behind the scenes tour, Cone Students will interview museum curators, see artifacts from the Historical Museum’s collections, and learn first-hand the importance of capturing history, people and their stories all-the-while enjoying a powerful day of learning and fun.

The Junior League is currently in year one of a multi-year partnership with Cone Elementary. The collaboration with the Historical Museum will greatly enhance efforts.  The League is covering the costs for transportation of students, coordinating student lunches, and providing volunteers on the day of the special fieldtrip. The Historical Museum is launching this program and collaboration and looks to expand this program to reach other schools and classrooms in Guilford County.

Junior League President Julie Copeland says “We are delighted to collaborate with the Historical Museum to make this wonderful day a reality for our students. This collaboration demonstrates that our community is committed to improving the lives of others and specifically supporting our organization’s work with Cone Elementary. This will be a fun-filled day of learning.”

Greensboro Historical Museum Board President Lisa Anderson says “I have always seen museums to be like books. It has been proven that the earlier a child is introduced to books the greater the chance that learning and reading will be a part of his life. The same is true for museums. And, if this introduction to museums can happen at an early age, a whole new world of learning and discovery can open up for them. That is why I am passionate and proud of this new pilot program, and the strides we are taking at the Greensboro Historical Museum to reach out and impact our children here in Guildford County.”

Students will visit the Historical Museum on Monday May 12th when it is closed to the public.

Celebrating its 86th Anniversary, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. 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.  www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

The Greensboro Historical Museum is celebrating its 90th year of preserving history while impacting our community through outreach and community engagement.

The Junior League of Greensboro Welcomes New Members

Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
Marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749
May 8, 2014

The Junior League of Greensboro Welcomes New Members

27 women welcomed into active membership

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro is pleased to welcome 27 local women as new members. These women represent a diverse group within the greater Greensboro community and each embody the mission of the Junior League. That mission is to empower and develop the potential of women, while promoting voluntarism. These women are motivated to learn, grow and change the community. These women have completed the Provisional Course, where they demonstrated their dedication to voluntarism and the mission of the Junior League.

The League welcomes the following women into Active Membership:
Kristin Bell
Elizabeth Carr
Sarah Cheffy
Ashley Cochrane
Erika Choiniere
Devin Corrigan
Cheryl Dearman
Melissa Elleman
Brittany Evans
Sarah Graves
Meredith Haley
Natasha Jordan
Kelli Keating
Erin Kennedy
Tiffany Lam-Balfour
Eileen Lazorchick
Kathryn Mason
Meredith McCanless
Taylor Myers
Becky Neighbours
Mary Lesa Pegg
Laura Reavis
Frances Rodenbough
Jennifer Sawyer
Megan Sudnik
Kerry Sunderland
Stormy Webster

About the Junior League of Greensboro:

Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, 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 visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

 

Gillian Goodman Honored as 2014 Kathleen Price Bryan Award Winner

Greensboro Day School Director & Community Activist Earns League’s Top Honor
GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 6, 2014) – The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. announced last night that the 18th recipient of the annual Kathleen Price Bryan Award is Gillian Goodman. Goodman is the Lower School Director of the Greensboro Day School.

Goodman is an invested Greensboro community member, dedicated volunteer, and distinguished professional, serving as Lower School Director at Greensboro Day School, where she inspires 320 students and 50 teachers, specialists and staff. She is a devoted daughter, sister, friend, wife and mother.

As an educator, Goodman is passionate about education and maintains a focus on strengthening our community by serving and helping others and by teaching others to do the same. Servant Leadership is a true quality of Goodman. She is a Co-Founder of the Women in Leadership Conference for Independent Schools, a Bengal Paws for Service Project leader, a Past-Board member of the Temple Emanuel Board of Directors and is currently serving on Temple Emanuel’s Teaching Toward Tomorrow committee for Temple leadership.

As a volunteer, Goodman is engaged with GirlCHARGE, conducts interviews with Duke University applicants as an active alumna of Duke University, participated in the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce class called Other Voices (a leadership-development/community-building exercise) and volunteers with the Temple Emanuel Religious School.

As a community member, Goodman actively supports the issues of hunger in Greensboro and Jewish Family Services. Through a variety of ways, Goodman is making an impact with Backpack Beginnings, Guilford Education Alliances’ Teacher’s Supply Warehouse and has walked “Steps for 9/11 Remembrance” with the Greensboro Fire Department. Passionate about hunger, Goodman is a volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM). She teaches children of all ages the importance of GUM and encourages their participation in supporting this vital organization Later this month, she has volunteered to let Lower School students at Greensboro Day School throw pies in her face if they donate at least 10 cans of food for GUM.

During her 18 years in the League, Goodman has over the years served in a number of ways and held a variety of placements including External Planning Chair, Communications Committee, Leadership Development Chair, Guilford Education Alliance-Teacher Supply Warehouse Program Chair, served as a Mentor, Girl CHARGE leader, Expanded Task Force member, Finance Chair, and has served on the Executive Committee as both Community Vice President and the Finance Vice President. She is currently serving as a Membership Advisor. She has been an active member of the Junior League of Greensboro since 1996.

Each year, the League recognizes 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.

About the Junior League of Greensboro
Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, 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 visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

The Junior League of Greensboro Receives the North Carolina Governor Volunteer Service Award for Volunteer Program of the Year

Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Junior League of Greensboro
marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749

The Junior League of Greensboro Receives the North Carolina Governor Volunteer Service Award for Volunteer Program of the Year

Junior League of Greensboro named “Volunteer Organization of the Year” for 2014

Greensboro, NC – For 86 years, the Junior League of Greensboro (the League) has been dedicated to both its city and the state of North Carolina. On Wednesday, April 9th, President Julie Copeland and President-Elect Paige Butler accepted the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Volunteer Organization of the Year (2014) on behalf of the League. Presenting the award on behalf of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory was Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Greensboro, Carley Swaim.

Because of the Junior League of Greensboro’s service and dedication to education at Caesar Cone Elementary in Greensboro, Principal Chris Weikart nominated the Junior League of Greensboro in the fall of 2013. The League is providing funding and volunteers to bring outside programming or develop internal programming to directly impact this school over the next three years. In 2013-2014 JLG is dedicating over 100 volunteers to be onsite at Cone and approximately $64,000.

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.

“The Junior League of Greensboro embodies the truest spirit of voluntarism in our community. These ladies reflect compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for all. The Volunteer Center is honored to present the NC Governor’s Award for Volunteer Organization of the Year to The Junior League of Greensboro.” – Carley Swaim, Executive Director, Volunteer Center

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, groups, and/or businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person or group from the public, non-profit, or private sector may be nominated for the award. This tradition of voluntarism and community service was first recognized by the Governor’s Office in 1979.

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

Climb365 Initiative Honorees Announced

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Junior League of Greensboro
marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918 – 5749 April 7, 2014

Climb365 Initiative Honorees Announced
5 Women Selected for 365 Day Leadership Journey Announced at Leadership Conference.

GREENSBORO, NC: Five women selected to participate in the Climb 365 Initiative were announced Friday April 4th at the Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, a day-long leadership development conference, hosted by the Junior League of Greensboro (JLG). The Climb 365 Initiative is sponsored by the Junior League of Greensboro in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership.

Over the next 365 days, 5 winning applicants will work with CCL staff to navigate their leadership journey. They will share their leadership challenges and successes on the Climb 365 blog, hosted on the JLGWomenSummit.org website. The 5 applicants will receive personal coaching sessions from CCL staff as well as a leadership course co-designed by CCL and JLG.

The Honorees and their 365 Day Goals are:

Rebecca Graham – Markham, VA. A recently relocated artist, Rebecca will share her journey of creating a two-part art business and making art accessible in a small community.

Molly K. Paul – Raleigh, NC. A sophomore in high school, Molly will journal her efforts to take STEM education and leadership training to students across the nation.

Heather Neal – Greensboro, NC. A young mother, Heather will take the next 365 days to create an online “village” of support for moms who are seeking revenue-generating outlets and discuss the journey to create such a space.

Emma Vogelsinger – Greensboro, NC. This inspiring singer will use her efforts to release her first album to empower and inspire others to believe in their dreams and take on the risk that is to pursue that dream.

Peg Hall Williams – Greensboro, NC. A storyteller at heart, Peg will use the physical journey of hiking the 1,000 mile Mountains to Sea Trail to find her writer’s voice and draft a manuscript.

Honorees can be followed at jlgwomensummit.org

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.

Big Thank You to Sponsors Ahead of 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Junior League of Greensboro
marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918 – 5749
April 03, 2014

Big Thank You to Sponsors Ahead of 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit
1 More Day Until the Sold Out Leadership Conference

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro thanks each of the corporate and individual sponsors of the 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit for their generous support of the event and the mission of the Junior League. The conference will take place Friday, April 4 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC. Its purpose is two-fold: to develop the potential of women and to raise funds for the mission of the Junior League, including the organization’s community impact work at Cone Elementary School.

“We have set our sights higher this year than ever before. Our sponsors have brought that vision into fruition. It is because of our supporters that we are able to provide high quality leadership training for women globally and in doing so, support our mission to make an impact locally.”

Through the generous support of sponsors, the Junior League will be able to provide grants for projects and initiatives invested in Cone Elementary, continue developing women as civic leaders and promote voluntarism in the Greater Greensboro community.

The event will feature leadership experts from across the country, including keynote speaker, Jenna Bush Hager. The speakers will help to educate and develop women of all ages and industries during various leadership development sessions throughout the day.

Without the following sponsors, this year’s Summit would not be possible:

Contributing Sponsors:
Scout Guide Greensboro– PREMIERE HEADLINE SPONSOR
Avery Dennison
Cemela Foundation
DMJ
Dixon Hughes Goodman
New Breed Logistics
Lorillard
BlueCross BlueShield of NC
PACE Communications
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Bank of North Carolina
The Fresh Market
Stearns Financial Group
NewBridge Bank

Exhibiting Sponsors:
Pure Barre
Dress Code
Krispy Kreme
Barnes and Noble
BeautyCounter
Novant Health
Scout Guide
Got You Floored
Laura Lively
Smartin International
GTCC Business & Industry Center
Paychex
Hill, Chesson & Woody

Special recognition to Jeri D’Lugin for her support of the Junior League of Greensboro’s Ambassadors for the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit.

Special recognition to the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) and their partnership with the Junior League of Greensboro for The Climb 365 Initiative.

For more information about the 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit: jlgwomensummit.org

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

JLG Partners with Center for Creative Leadership on Climb365 Initiative

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Junior League of Greensboro
marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918 – 5749 March 31, 2014

JLG Partners with Center for Creative Leadership on Climb365 Initiative

CCL Professionals Coach Women through 365 Days of a Leadership Journey

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). The partnership was created to support JLG’s Climb 365 Initiative. Over 365 days, 5 select ladies will be coached by CCL staff as they navigate a year-long leadership journey in pursuit of a life-long ambition. They will share their leadership challenges and successes on a blog, hosted on the JLGWomenSummit.org website, affording individuals world-wide an opportunity to develop as leaders alongside them. The 5 women will receive personal coaching sessions from CCL staff as well as attend a leadership course co-designed by CCL and JLG.

The partnership will launch at the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit on April 4th, 2014 during the lunch address at 12pm.

This initiative was birthed with the goal of taking the JLG’s mission of developing the potential of women outside of its organization and creating impact among women world-wide. JLG realizes that women want more connection, networking and sharing outside of typical leadership training. The Climb 365 blog and social media platform will be responsive and reflective of the information and experience sharing of the modern age. Yet the core is simple: people learn from people.

“We are honored to partner with the Center for Creative Leadership and look forward to the positive, mission-driven impact the Climb 365 Initiative will generate among leaders world-wide,” says Julie Copeland, JLG President.

The Climb 365 Initiative is sponsored by the Junior League of Greensboro in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).

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.

The 10-Day Countdown Begins! Jenna Bush Hager Headlines the 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Junior League of Greensboro
marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918 – 5749 March 25, 2014

The 10-Day Countdown Begins! Jenna Bush Hager Headlines the 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit

Women’s Leadership Conference to be Held at Grandover Resort on 4.4.2014

Greensboro, NC – The Junior League of Greensboro announces Jenna Bush Hager as the Headline Speaker of the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held April 4, 2014. A fresh voice with a positive message, Jenna Hager will share how individual lives can be changed when provided with compassion, community support and educational opportunities.

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that trained leaders make lasting community change, and our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. As an author, advocate and teacher, Hager has experienced the impact of such involvement and will share her passion for community involvement, a passion paralleled by the Junior League of Greensboro.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Mrs. Hager as our headline speaker for the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit. We are looking forward to her sharing our voice and vision on the role we can each play in making a positive and lasting impact on our community.” -Junior League President, Julie Copeland

Dedicated to developing the potential of women, the Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on April 4th, 2014 at Grandover Resort and is open to all women in the community. The day-long leadership development conference will also include other recognized and respected leaders as featured speakers who will educate and develop women of all ages and industries in various sessions throughout the day.

Information about speakers & the event can be found on the website at JLGwomensummit.org

About Jenna Hager

Jenna Hager has seen firsthand how small change can make a large difference in a single life. Currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world, Hager traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, a New York Times best seller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV and determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that riddled her own childhood. Hager shares her own stories of creating change in someone’s life and leaves audiences with a call to action on how they too can improve people’s lives in their own community. A contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today, Hager shares positive, uplifting messages of regular people doing extraordinary things. Passionate about literacy, education and improving inner-city schools, Hager was herself a teacher in Baltimore, MD. In addition to Ana’s Story, she also co-wrote Read All About It! with her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush.

About the Junior League of Greensboro

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. 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. 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.

JLG Inspires Young Readers At Cone Elementary

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Junior League of Greensboro
marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918 – 5749 March 24, 3014

JLG Inspires Young Readers At Cone Elementary
With Dr. Seuss Day Celebration

Book reading for K-2nd grades, balloon release, and a book for each student
Greensboro, N.C. – The “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Committee of the Junior League of Greensboro will host Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 28th at Cone Elementary for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. In addition to hosting story times for kindergarten – 2nd grade classes, the Junior League will be sending a book home with each student.
“Many of our Cone students do not have access to books at home. We want to encourage reading and make it fun” says “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Committee Chair, Betsy Craft.

Students will get a goody bag filled with Dr. Seuss stickers, pencils, and bookmarks. Books will be read, and each classroom will release balloons on the playground to symbolize “the sky is the limit” for reading. Local bakery Easy Peasy will donate cupcakes for the event.
Dr. Seuss Day is a Celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel, mostly widely known as Dr. Seuss for his writing and illustration of children’s books. It is a celebration of reading and meant to encourage reading in young students. Children will have a chance to listen to “Oh the Places You’ll Go” read by Junior League Volunteers.
Junior League Members (Over 1,000+ women) have donated books for this special event.
Dr. Seuss Day will benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro by promoting reading enrichment. 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.

The Junior League of Greensboro Says Thank You to Local Nonprofits

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
Marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749
February 24, 2014

The Junior League of Greensboro Says Thank You to Local Nonprofits
Nonprofit Appreciation Day is February 25th.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro wants to say THANK YOU to Greensboro and Guildford County nonprofits for their incredible impact in this community by hosting an appreciation morning on Tuesday, February 25th from 7AM – 9AM. All staff members of local nonprofits are invited to attend the nonprofit celebration at The Bargain Box in downtown Greensboro, 122 N. Elm Street.

One key component of the League’s three-prong mission is to promote voluntarism. This appreciation event is just one small way the organization can celebrate philanthropy, promote voluntarism, recognize the critical role nonprofits play in improving the community, and celebrate the efforts of those who dedicate their lives to serving others. The appreciation celebration will include morning refreshments, a raffle for prizes, and an exclusive nonprofit shopping discount at the Bargain Box.

The Bargain Box, a retail thrift store, is the largest ongoing fundraiser for the Junior League of Greensboro. It has played a lead role in the League’s history of community improvement, impact, and support.

“The Junior League of Greensboro is excited to celebrate other fellow nonprofits in the Greensboro area. We are proud to be a part of such an active and generous nonprofit community – and we know that we cannot make an impact in this community alone. It’s only with the help of each other, collaboration through the nonprofit sect, and working as a collective team that we can truly make a difference in the lives of others. We are thrilled to be able to give back to our nonprofit friends with this thank you celebration at the Bargain Box!” – Paige Butler, Junior League of Greensboro President-Elect

Coffee will be provided by Cafegency and Doughnuts provided by Donut World for all of those in attendance. The Junior League of Greensboro extends its gratitude to these community businesses for sponsoring the morning’s refreshments.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:
Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, 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, visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Carolyn Liu Named Honorary Member of the Junior League of Greensboro

Carolyn Liu Named Honorary Member of the Junior League of Greensboro
A member of the Junior League family for 25 years

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro is pleased to present honorary membership to long-time Office Manager, Carolyn Liu. The Junior League’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. These are all things Carolyn Liu would epitomize from her start as Office Manager at the League in 1989. While she may not have realized it at the time, she would come to have a positive and sustaining impact on the League’s mission and its members.

Carolyn Liu was bestowed honorary membership by the League at its general membership meeting, held Monday, January 13, 2014 at Revolution Mill Studios. She graciously and humbly accepted with her husband, Tony Liu, by her side.
As the Junior League’s dedicated Office Manager, Carolyn has supported the success of over two decades worth of mission-driven efforts by the League in our community. On a daily basis, members of the community and League are greeted by her smiling face, cheerful nature, and ever-helpful disposition as they walk inside the organization’s Headquarters on West Friendly Avenue.

Current League President, Julie Copeland says, “Carolyn’s contributions over the last twenty-five years have made all the difference in advancing our organization’s mission. We are most grateful for her ongoing love, encouragement, and support of our League, its members, and our community. “

Past-President Daniela Helms says, “She is the thread that links each League year and each new group of volunteers to the next.”

Carolyn will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 League year. Carolyn is married to Tony Liu of 35 years and they have two daughters, Lisa and Cindy. The Liu’s have two grandchildren Bryce, 6 and Olivia 4, as well as their beloved Dachshund, Abby.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:
Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, 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 visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Presidential Celebration Honoring 85 Past Presidents of the Junior League of Greensboro

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
Marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749
February 17, 2014

Presidential Celebration Honoring 85 Past Presidents of the Junior League of Greensboro

Women who have led the Junior League of Greensboro to be Honored at Celebratory Luncheon

Greensboro, N.C. – Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) celebrates its history of mission-driven leadership by hosting a luncheon on Tuesday, February 18th to honor the Past Presidents of the organization. These women have been responsible for shaping the vision, direction and focus for community improvement over the organization’s 85 year history. Over 30 Past Presidents will be in attendance to celebrate the organization’s leadership legacy, as champions of significant and lasting impact in the community.

“The Junior League of Greensboro has been an integral part of our city’s history. Founded in 1926, and recognized as a Junior League in 1928, the League has been making a difference in our community since its inception. Our Past Presidents are a wonderful testament to our organization’s mission and our rich history in the Greensboro community. The Junior League of Greensboro looks forward to honoring our Past Presidents at this tribute and wishes to thank Well-Spring for sponsoring this beautiful celebration,” states Julie Copeland, 2013-2014 JLG President.

The organization’s Past Presidents have led major initiatives with countless volunteers benefitting the community, with more than $3 million in local contributions in its 85-year history (of which $2 million has been contributed in the last 10 years). Major projects supported by the Junior League of Greensboro since its founding include:

*Indicates a Project Initiated by the Junior League of Greensboro

• Autism Research Project*
• Blandwood Mansion & Carriage House Restoration
• Center City Park
• Cerebral Palsy School* (Now Gateway Education Center)
• Champion Coalition
• Children’s Home Society
• Clara House
• Coloring/Guidebook of Greensboro*
• Day Care Endowment/Humpty Dumpster Recycling Program*
• Day Care and Remedial Reading Scholarships
• Drug Action Council
• EPIC – Family Life Council
• FACE IT (Substance Abuse Community Awareness Program)*

• Family Service of the Piedmont (formerly Family and Children’s Service)
• Greensboro Children’s Museum Early Childhood Exhibit
• Greensboro Historical Society
• Greensboro Pharmacy* (Now part of HealthServe Ministry)
• Greensboro Public Library Family Learning Program
• Greensboro Public Library StoryLine Program
• Greensboro Public School Fund*
• Greensboro Science Center
(formerly Natural Science Center)*
• Guilford County Commission on the Needs of Children*
• Guilford County Public Health Department Baby Love Program
• Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art
• Gus the Bus
• HAVE (Housing Assistance Volunteer Effort)
• HealthServe Ministry
• Kids Path (part of Hospice)
• Kids Voting
• LINKS Halfway House Renovation
• Mary’s House
• Pathways Child Care*
• Project Independence
• School Based Health Clinic
• Stepping Stones Playschool*
• Summit House Women’s Learning & Resource Center
• Turning Point
• Vision and Hearing Testing in Public Schools
• Women’s Resource Center
• Women’s Work Habitat House
• YWCA Teen Parent Mentor Program

Junior League of Greensboro Past Presidents

Lula Dickinson
JLG President 1926-27

Annie Fred Morton
JLG President 1927-28

Maude Wiggins
JLG President 1928-29

Marie Louise Wright
JLG President 1929-30

Josephine Ward
JLG President 1930-31

Mildred Stevens
JLG President 1931-32

Ella Stone
JLG President 1932-33

Virginia Perry
JLG President 1933-34

Madeline Waters
JLG President 1934-35

Laura Linn Lewis
JLG President 1935-36

May Bush
JLG President 1936-37

Sara Jerome
JLG President 1937-38

Polly Hudgins
JLG President 1938-39

Molly Gold
JLG President 1939-40

Mildred Cooper
JLG President 1940-42

Jane Causey
JLG President 1942-43

Adelaide Holderness
JLG President 1943-44

Katherine Maddox
JLG President 1944-45

Juliet Davis
JLG President 1945-46

Janet Thompson

JLG President 1946-47

Elizabeth Gaither Cone

JLG President 1947-48

Bennie Inman
JLG President 1948-49

Elizabeth Leak Smith

JLG President 1949-50

Elizabeth Whittington

JLG President 1950-51

Elizabeth Farmer
JLG President 1951-52

Mary Wall
JLG President 1952-53

Elizabeth King

JLG President 1953-54

Margaret Preyer

JLG President 1954-55

Doris Boren

JLG President 1955-56

Emily Preyer

JLG President 1956-57

Laurie Little

JLG President 1957-58

Katherine Stern
JLG President 1958-59

Jane Brewer
JLG President 1959-60

Ida Lucas
JLG President 1960-61

Teresa Graves

JLG President 1961-62

Ann Cooper Schell

JLG President 1962-63

Joann Anderson

JLG President 1963-64

Ann McIver

JLG President 1964-65

Nancy Clark
JLG President 1965-66

Kathryn McGrew

JLG President 1966-67

Anita Schenck
JLG President 1967-68

Sarah Warmath
JLG President 1968-69

Patsy Davidson

JLG President 1969-70

Christine Whitton

JLG President 1970-72

Ann Lineweaver
JLG President 1972-73

Rose Chamblee
JLG President 1973-74

Jane Brabham
JLG President 1974-75

Mary Stella Jones
JLG President 1975-76

Sally Sherrill
JLG President 1976-77

Mary Bryan
JLG President 1977-78

Nancy May
JLG President 1978-79

Victoria Borden
JLG President 1979-80

Carole Lesley
JLG President 1980-81

Anne Wagg
JLG President 1981-82

Elaine McCoy

JLG President 1982-83

Alexa Aycock
JLG President 1983-84

Priscilla Taylor
JLG President 1984-85

Pamela Sprinkle
JLG President 1985-86

Susan Schwartz
JLG President 1986-87

Jean Cornwell
JLG President 1987-88

Jean Hobbs Davidson
JLG President 1988-89

Judith Wicker
JLG President 1989-90

Suzanne Tilley
JLG President 1990-91

Cheryl Callahan
JLG President 1991-92

Sally Weeks
JLG President 1992-93

Pat Vreeland
JLG President 1993-94

Melinda Wood
JLG President 1994-95

Martha Peete
JLG President 1995-96

Ashley Staton
JLG President 1996-97

Elizabeth Stauffer
JLG President 1997-98

Marian King
JLG President 1998-99

Ruth Choiniere
JLG President 1999-00

Sharon Allen
JLG President 2000-01

Patrice Hinnant
JLG President 2001-02

Lora Bradsher
JLG President 2002-03

Tonya Cockman
JLG President 2003-04

Phyllis Lancaster
JLG President 2004-05

Tiffany Franks
JLG President 2005-06

Daniela Helms
JLG President 2006-07

Stephanie Billings
JLG President 2007-08

Leslie Conway
JLG President 2008-09

Caroline Jones
JLG President 2009-10

Lisa Anderson
JLG President 2010-11

Susan Davis
JLG President 2011-12

Emily Faucher
JLG President 2012-13

Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, the Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. 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. www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org

The Junior League of Greensboro Welcomes Its Newest Members

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
Marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749
February 17, 2014

The Junior League of Greensboro Welcomes Its Newest Members
35 women welcomed as active members

Greensboro, N.C. – The Junior League of Greensboro is pleased to welcome 35 local women as new members. These women represent a diverse group within the greater Greensboro community and each embody the mission of the Junior League. That mission is to empower and develop the potential of women, while promoting voluntarism. These women are motivated to learn, grow and change the community. These women have completed the Provisional Course, where they demonstrated their dedication to voluntarism and the mission of the Junior League.

The League welcomes the following new active members:

Maggie Ashworth
Ann Bencini
Andrea Blanton
Leigh Anne Church
Shea Cox
Christine Deaver
Candace Delany
Jessica Gulledge
Kristen Hand
Ally Helsabeck
Jill Hollis
Rachel Huffman
Jamie Jones
Rachelle Jones
Erin Justad
Betsy Key
Chelsea Kiger
Merrill McCarty
Ashley McGough
Sydney McKinney
Paula McMillan
Catherine Moreland
Ashley Pohl
Giuliana Sciabbarrasi
Lyndsey Sharpe
Rachel Spears
Tricia Teter
LaDonna Tisdale
Melanie Verges
Emma Vogelsinger
Michelle Walser
Kristen Wood
Reketta Wright
Catherine Young

About the Junior League of Greensboro:
Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, 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 visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

Junior League of Greensboro Accepting Applications for Climb 365 Leadership Journey

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mary Margaret Hart
Marymargaret.hart@gmail.com
(864) 918-5749
January 13, 2014

Junior League of Greensboro Accepting Applications for Climb 365 Leadership Journey

Women to receive coaching, mentoring from experts in an effort to further the next big idea

Greensboro, N.C. – Be brave, be bold, and most of all get ready to “climb.” The Junior League of Greensboro is calling women from all industries, backgrounds, stages of life, cities and states to dust off their dreams and apply for 5 spaces available in the new Climb 365 Initiative. The Climb 365 Leadership Journey will be a yearlong journey for the selected applicants to pursue their dreams. While receiving coaching and guidance to achieve their goals, participants will share their experience with followers on social media.

The mission of Junior League is to develop the potential of women. This initiative will take the League’s mission to peak levels. Women chosen for this 365 day journey will be those with ambition, drive, and the vision for a promising future. Sample project proposal ideas include but are not limited to: writing a book, launching a new business, changing careers, leaving the workforce or re-entering the workforce, designing a fashion line, starting a nonprofit. The dream and idea is up to the applicant.

For 12 months (365 days) the winning participants will share their pits and peaks through a blog and social media platforms. The women will offer the public a glimpse at what it takes to succeed. Each woman will offer an authentic account of goal setting, planning & implementation, accountability, and overall continuous improvement in pursuit of their leadership development goal. The women chosen for Climb 365 will be introduced on April 4th at the 2014 Women’s Leadership Summit. Hosted by the Junior League of Greensboro, the 2014 Summit will be held at Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Jenna Bush Hager will be the Keynote Speaker. Then, one year later, these women’s accomplishments will be celebrated at the 2015 Women’s Leadership Summit.

The Junior League will offer support through coaches, mentors, content experts, and a social media platform. The purpose is to help women reach their leadership development summit and encourage others to do the same.

Applications are now accepted. Each applicant is asked to fill out the application on the Women’s Leadership Summit website (jlgwomensummit.org), submit a resume, a writing sample in the form of a sample blog post, and a video introduction (5 minutes maximum). Applications should be submitted to Carolyn@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org using the subject line heading of “Application: Climb 365” by February 17, 2014. Finalists will be interviewed by an independent panel of key leaders soon thereafter.

Corporate sponsorships are available for the Climb 365 Initiative and the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, as are opportunities to become a coach and a mentor to this year’s recipients. To learn more, please contact Carolyn@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.

About the Junior League of Greensboro:
Celebrating its 85th Anniversary, 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 visit our website at www.juniorleagueofgreensboro.org.