In 1926, Miss Kathleen Price (later Mrs. Joseph M. Bryan), her nine book club friends, and a selected group of 24 more young women met in the O. Henry Hotel’s Blue Room and organized the Greensboro Charity League. Its purpose was the giving of public service to worthy causes and the raising of money for such interests. The Greensboro Charity League became the Junior League of Greensboro on March 5, 1928, when it was accepted by the National Junior League. Thanks to these women, and the generations of women that have followed, we are able to celebrate 90 years of service to the Greensboro community.
A signature fundraiser occurs every four to five years to support the League’s community programs. Contributions help build a better community. The Junior League of Greensboro has hosted various signature fundraisers over the years including but not limited to Follies, Designer Showhouses and a big community party for our 75th anniversary. Our Sustainers love telling stories of our Follies and how much fun they had performing, being silly with fellow Leaguers and having their husbands participate too. Our Designer Showhouses took JLG fundraising to the next level with immaculate homes exquisitely designed and decorated and opened to the community. The Adam’s Leigh home was quite the undertaking for JLG, with the enormity of it and the rich history of the home but the outcome was absolutely breathtaking. The 75th anniversary party in 2002 reintroduced the work of the JLG to the business and corporate community, which responded with generous financial and volunteer support.
The 90th Anniversary Signature fundraiser will have its own unique and fun stories that will become part of the history and legacy of the Junior League. The money raised will support our mission and our community programs focused on Greensboro’s aging population. To contribute to the 90th Anniversary fund for the Junior League of Greensboro and support our community programs, please contact Allyson Ward (90th Anniversary Co-Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.