Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. Hosts Luncheon for Donors
ATLANTA, February 6, 2013 - The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) held an exclusive luncheon for its 1916 Society donors. The fun and surprise-filled event was a celebration in honor of the JLA’s 1916 Society donors’ commitment to the organization’s mission. This event marks the second time JLA has hosted such an event.
The JLA’s 1916 Society is a Circle of Leadership of donors who contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the organization’s annual campaign. Members receive invitations to exclusive 1916 Society receptions and special recognition in JLA’s annual report, website and Peachtree Papers Magazine. Inclusive of all donors large and small, the annual fund campaign has raised over $50,000 in the current fiscal year to continue the JLA’s mission and positive impact on the Atlanta community.
“The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. is pleased to fête our members and friends who have financially contributed to the JLA at such generous levels. We respect their willingness to make the JLA a philanthropic priority and appreciate their charitable support of our organization. Donations to the JLA support our mission of improving the lives of women and children through the work of trained volunteers. We could not achieve our level of success without the vital commitments of our 1916 Society donors,” said Camille Kesler, 2012-13 President of The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.
Held at the historic Rhodes Hall, a sumptuous five course luncheon by Carole Parks Catering with wine pairings by Constellation Brands, live entertainment by the Silverstrings Quartet, and a special gift from JLA sponsor Belk, were just a few of the fabulous surprises JLA had in store for the fifty lucky attendees.
2012-13 JLA President Camille Kesler was in attendance, along with immediate past President Lisa Dwyer, 1998-1999 President Kathy Klatt and 1948-49 President Laura Smith. Also attending were members of the current JLA Board of Directors including Michelle Wells, President-Elect, Marie Hannon, Vice President of Fund Development, Meg Listermann, Vice President of Training, Alicia McCabe, Parliamentarian, and Sara Youd, Nominating Committee Chair. Other notable attendees include Kay Buckham of Coxe Curry & Associates, a JLA Sustainer Endowment Board of Trustees member; and Sally McDaniel, who also sits on the Boards of the High Museum, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Girls School.
About The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.
The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Funds raised through the efforts of the JLA are used to aid and support projects and programs of our community partners in Atlanta that reflect JLA’s mission, vision and values. In addition, funds are utilized to train and develop our nearly 4,000 members to become future leaders of the Atlanta community. This year, the JLA will donate 75,000 hours of volunteer service to community agencies and programs that focus on improving the health, education and welfare of women and children - a value of nearly $2 Million! Coupled with our $250,000 in grants to community agencies, our volunteers and funding are impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children in the communities in which we serve.
For more information on The Junior League of Atlanta, visit www.jlatlanta.org or call 678-916-3100.