The Junior League of Savannah announces its 2009-2010 Board of Directors and Community Projects. The 2009-2010 Board is as follows: Julie Allen, President; Tanya Glaize, President-Elect; Katie Joyner, Vice President of Communications; Kay Thigpen, Vice President of Community; Tiffany Hughes, Vice President of Finance; Jessica McClellan, Vice President of Membership; Jennifer Self, Treasurer; Mary Jo Halligan, Nominating Chair; Heather Rath, Strategic Planning Chair; Laura Hassell, Sustaining Board Advisor, and Kim Chambless, Parliamentarian. President Julie Allen has been a member of Junior League of Savannah for 8 years, having transferred her membership from the Junior League of Greenwich, Connecticut.
This year begins the second year of a five-year commitment to a focus area of women’s and children’s advocacy.
The Junior League of Savannah believes that women and children deserve to be empowered through quality opportunities in order to thrive and to be contributing members of our community.
Community partners for 2009-2010 include Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s In2Books eMentoring program for 4th grade students, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Savannah Chatham Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
The Junior League will also complete one-day projects with several organizations including Kids in the Kitchen, a program to educate children on proper nutritional choices. Project applications for the doneday projects are due July 31, 2009 and are available online at www.jrleaguesav.org.
In addition, the Junior League serves the Golden Isles and South Carolina Lowcountry areas, and members there will work on various projects related to women’s and children’s advocacy. The Junior League of Savannah also provides financial assistance in the form of Community Assistance Grants and Kids Who Care Scholarships to graduating high school students each year. For more than 80 years, the Junior League of Savannah has proudly provided volunteers and funding to help our community in a variety of ways. During that time, the League has donated over $2,600,000 and 518,000 volunteer service hours.
The Junior League of Savannah is an organization of over 1000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.