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 2016-2017 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.

Sincerely,

Carley Swaim

President, 2016-2017

 

Past Presidents

 

Leslie Conway
2008-09

Stephanie Billings
2007-08

Daniela Helms
2006-07

Tiffany Franks
2005-06

Phyllis Lancaster
2004-05

Tonya Cockman
2003-04

Lora Bradsher
2002-03

Patrice Hinnant
2001-02

Sharon Allen
2000-01

Ruth Choiniere
1999-00

Marian King
1998-99

Boo Stauffer
1997-98

Ashley Staton
1996-97

Martha Peete
1995-96

Melinda Wood
1994-95

Pat Vreeland
1993-94

Sally Weeks
1992-93

Cheryl Callahan
1991-92

Suzanne Tilley
1990-91

Judith Wicker
1989-90

Jean Hobbs Davison
1988-89

Jean Cornwell
1987-88

Susan Schwartz
1986-87

Pamela Sprinkle
1985-86

Priscilla Taylor
1984-85

Alexa  Aycock
1983-84

Elaine McCoy
1982-83

Anne Wagg
1981-82

Carole Lesley
1980-81

Victoria Borden
1979-80

Nancy May
1978-79

Mary Bryan
1977-78

Sally Sherrill
1976-77

Mary Stella Jones
1975-76

Jane Brabham
1974-75

Rose Chamblee
1973-74

Ann Lineweaver
1972-73

Christine Whitton
1970-72

Patsy Davidson
1969-70

Sarah Warmath
1968-69

Anita Schenck
1967-68

Kathryn McGrew
1966-67

Nancy Clark
1965-66

Ann McIver
1964-65

Joann Anderson
1963-64

Ann Cooper Knight Schell
1962-63

Teresa Graves
1961-62

Ida Lucas
1960-61

Jane Brewer
1959-60

Katherine Stern
1958-59

Lauren Little
1957-58

Emily Preyer
1956-57

Doris Boren
1955-56

Margaret Preyer
1954-55

Elizabeth Yates King
1953-54

Mary Wall
1952-53

Elizabeth Farmer
1951-52

Elizabeth Whittington
1950-51

Elizabeth Leak Lind Smith
1949-50

Bennie Inman
1948-49

Elizabeth Gaither Cone
1947-48

Janet Thompson
1946-47

Juliet Davis
1945-46

Katherine Maddox
1944-45

Adelaide Holderness
1943-44

Jane Causey
1942-43

Mildred Cooper
1940-42

Molly Gold
1939-40

Polly Hudgins
1938-39

Sara Jerome
1937-38

May Bush
1936-37

Laura Linn Lewis
1935-36

Madeline Waters
1934-35

Virginia Perry
1933-34

Ella Stone
1932-33

Mildred Stevens
1931-32

Josephine Ward
1930-31

Marie Louise Wright
1929-30

Maude Wiggins
1928-29

Annie Fred Morton
1927-28

Lula Dickinson
1926-27