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.
To commemorate this momentous occasion in the Junior League of Greensboro’s history and to celebrate the impact our League has had on the Greensboro community, the 90th Anniversary Committee has dubbed this signature fundraiser as “The Year of Parties.”
A signature fundraiser occurs every 4-5 years to support the League’s community programs. Contributions will help build a better community. The money raised for the 90th Signature Fundraiser will support our mission and our community programs focused on Greensboro’s aging population.
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 history and legacy of the Junior League. To contribute to the 90th Anniversary fund for the Junior League of Greensboro and support our community programs, please visit this page. We appreciate your support!
Over the past year the Junior League of Greensboro has worked diligently to identify organizations throughout Greensboro that serve older adults and their caregivers.
Junior League volunteers will be involved with the respite care program offered to caregivers and their loved ones at ACE. The League will also help to implement a fitness program for the Adult Center for Enrichment.
Volunteers will help to prepare groceries delivered to low-income and disabled seniors served by Food Assist as well as deliver the groceries and visit with these individuals.
In order to assist in efforts for older adults to be able to stay in their homes longer the Junior League will be partnering with CHS to complete home modifications that will make homes warmer, dryer, and safer for the elderly in our community.
After working with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren for the past year, we will continue to partner with this support group to provide educational activities for both the children and grandparents involved with this organization.
Through Friends Against Fraud League volunteers will work to bring awareness to financial elder abuse and provide educational opportunities on this topic to older adults that might be at risk, and their caregivers.
Kara Jacobs, 90th Anniversary Committee Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Nunnally, 90th Anniversary Committee Assistant Chair – email@example.com
Allyson Ward, 90th Anniversary Committee Assistant Chair- firstname.lastname@example.org