President’s Message

President’s Message

Carley Swaim 2016–2017 President

Carley Swaim 2016–2017 President

Thank you for visiting The Junior League of Greensboro website!

On behalf of our organization I extend an enthusiastic welcome! We are thrilled you are here to learn more about:

As we embark on our 90th anniversary of Women Building Better Communities, The Junior League of Greensboro stands strong as a resource in the Greensboro community. Since 1928, we have been a community catalyst funding projects and programs, training and empowering volunteer leaders to work throughout the community and offering opportunities to all to engage in service, fundraising and fun. We have grown in membership and impact each year and continue to have amazing stories to tell of our JLG work! I encourage you to visit the history section of the website to learn about the wide array Junior League projects from helping to start the Gateway Education Center to hosting the annual Women’s Leadership Summit and more recently our gift of The Junior League Reading Room at LeBauer Park.

During the 20162017 year, we will build upon the foundation of the past 90 years as we see growth in existing projects such as Touch a Truck , Women’s Leadership Summit and Women to Watch (W2W). Our longest standing #1 fundraiser, the Bargain Box, will move from downtown Greensboro to the thriving mid-town store located at 1410 Mill Street. All shoppers and donors are encouraged to come visit and get a feel for the new Bargain Box as “the” boutique thrift shop in town.

The Junior League of Greensboro will always help the community grow and prosper as we tackle issues that are considered the greatest unmet needs. We are embarking on issue-wide research as we introduce community programming in 2017 around our new community impact issue: Aging.

We will leave our legacy at Cone Elementary School after a 4-year partnership of working with the students, teachers and families allocating $201,578 and 370 volunteers.

Our passionate volunteers work so hard to make these projects a reality, but we could not do it without our supporters! We are so appreciative of the great partnerships with individuals, companies and organizations in our community that are integral to the success of our work. Learn more about partnering with the JLG on our Impact section.

Again, thank you for your interest in The Junior League of Greensboro and I hope you will return soon! If you have any questions or would like additional information about our organization, please visit our Contact Us Page. Feel free to also contact our office at 336.852.5542. You are welcome to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Carley Swaim

President, 20162017

Past Presidents


Elizabeth Yates King, 1953–1954

Mary Wall, 1952–1953

Elizabeth Farmer, 1951–1952

Elizabeth Whittington, 1950–1951

Elizabeth Leak Lind Smith, 1949–1950

Bennie Inman, 1948–1949

Elizabeth Gaither Cone, 1947–1948

Janet Thompson, 1946–1947

Juliet Davis, 1945–1946

Katherine Maddox, 1944–1945

Adelaide Holderness, 1943–1944

Jane Causey, 1942–1943

Mildred Cooper, 1940–1942

Molly Gold, 1939–1940

Polly Hudgins, 1938–1939

Sara Jerome, 1937–1938

May Bush, 1936–1937

Laura Linn Lewis, 1935–1936

Madeline Waters, 1934–1935

Virginia Perry, 1933–1934

Ella Stone, 1932–1933

Mildred Stevens, 1931–1932

Josephine Ward, 1930–1931

Marie Louise Wright, 1929–1930

Maude Wiggins, 1928–1929

Annie Fred Morton, 1927–1928

Lula Dickinson, 1926–1927