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.
JLG Media Contact:
Mary Margaret Hart
Marketing & PR Chair
May 21, 2014
AJLI Media Contact:
Tracy Van Buskirk
Main: (212) 537-5177 Ext. 8
Mobile: (203) 246-6165