The Junior League of Washington transforms lives.
When I first joined the Junior League of Washington (www.jlw.org) when I was fresh out of college, little did I realize that I was making a commitment that would change my life. I was looking for a way to give back to my community and make friends. Instead, what I received was a great gift that empowered me to want to change the world.
The Junior League of Washington is an organization of 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. When I donate the the Junior League of Washington, I am helping train and empower an army of leaders who provide community services, serve on nonprofit boards, and help raise funds to fulfill so many life-saving organizations in the Greater Washington Region.
Now that I am a Board member of the Junior League of Washington, I have seen first-hand the impact of my financial contributions. I have seen young women take risks and assume leadership of major fundraisers that raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for our community. I have seen women who have been League members for fifty years and more offer their wisdom to the next generation of leaders. I have also seen women build a strong sense of community centered on the value that community service has in their lives.
Every dollar that is invested in the Junior League of Washington not only helps a member of our community have a better life, it helps women realize their true potential as community leaders and change agents.
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