Junior League of San Antonio has Big Plans for 2019

The 95-year old organization will focus on empowering their membership through value-adding events and community partnerships.
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SAN ANTONIO - Jan. 18, 2019 - PRLog -- The Junior League of San Antonio will kick off 2019 by joining an estimated 300,000 San Antonians on the city's east side for the country's largest Martin Luther King Jr. March. The organization, which will celebrate 95-years, is seeking to involve themselves in events and causes that help to engage and embrace women from diverse and traditional backgrounds.

Over the past 5 years, the Junior League Board of Directors has worked tirelessly to usher its historical mission deeper into the 21st century, making the decision to sell The Bright Shawl, using assets to broaden services and access to resources for members who now boasts higher positions, larger community responsibilities, and more diverse backgrounds. The current Board is excited to introduce a new fundraiser for JLSA with the inaugural Unstoppable: Passion for a Purpose luncheon featuring guest speaker Jenna Bush Hager. With more than 65% of tables already sold, it's safe to say that the community continues to rally its support behind the League's new initiatives.

"We continue to volunteer with and provide financial support to over 60 nonprofit community partners every year, and we are more than 1,000 members strong." President Joy McGaugh says of the organizations consistent giving nature. "Our mission remains the same. How we fund that mission will change and evolve over time. Don't call it a comeback – we've been here for 95 years. And we have no plans to slow down now."

The Junior League of San Antonio will continue to host annual staple events -
• Rummage Around Goodwill (https://www.jlsa.org/rummage-around/) on Saturday, February 23, 9 am - 9 pm, at area Goodwill stores.
• ¡VIVA! SA Race (https://www.jlsa.org/viva-sa-race/) on Saturday, March 23 at Hemisfair Park
• Unstoppable: Passion for a Purpose Luncheon (https://www.jlsa.org/unstoppable-passion-for-a-purpose-luncheon/) on Friday, April 5 at Henry B. González Convention Center
• Funding Arts & Music Education Awards (https://www.jlsa.org/fame/) on Sunday, April 7 at Trinity University Laurie Auditorium

This year, the Junior League of San Antonio will embark on a 5-year Signature Project focusing on children's mental wellness. In partnership with Clarity Child Guidance Center, the League's all-women volunteers will work to create curriculum teaching children in San Antonio the importance of caring for their mental health.

Twenty esteemed community members and non-members will champion fundraising for the Signature Project.

"To select these trailblazing fundraising advocates, JLSA approached community supporters and League members who we thought could make a compelling case for supporting this exciting new initiative. We had no trouble finding 20 people who responded enthusiastically to our offer because of their belief in the mission and power of JLSA volunteers and the incredible impact this project promises to make in Bexar County and beyond." President Joy McGaugh.

In the midst of an evolving nonprofit landscape, JLSA is well-positioned to continue to thrive for the next 95 years and beyond.

The Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. 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.

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