Message from the President


Welcome to the Junior League of Nashville (JLN)! As our 102nd year of service and leadership in the Nashville community commences, I would like to thank you for being here. Whether you are a current member, someone interested in joining JLN, a community partner, or one of our Nashville neighbors, we are grateful you are here.


JLN’s Legacy of Leadership in the Nashville community over the last 101 years has been remarkable, and I could not possibly be more honored to serve as President as we embark upon the next chapter of our journey. This year will be an incredibly exciting year as we bring our new focus areas of alleviating poverty and improving childhood literacy to life through new agency partnerships and new volunteer opportunities for our members. Our membership is a diverse powerhouse of approximately 1,500 women who represent a variety of perspectives, professional backgrounds, and experiences. I look forward to seeing how each of them will carry out our mission this year, and how they will continue to shape the future of our city.


As we continue working to ‘advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training’, we are also challenging ourselves to continue innovating and to courageously embark upon new ways to serve and fulfill our mission.  Since 1922, our members have proactively identified areas of need in our community, taken action to address those needs, and supported organizations that provide vital services across our city. We will strive to continue carrying out this Legacy of Leadership and build upon it in new, trailblazing ways in the 2023-2024 League year.


In addition to launching our new focus areas and new volunteer opportunities, we will continue carrying forward the hard work that’s been done thus far, and will work relentlessly to achieve Vision 2030, which is our commitment to ensuring that JLN provides the following for our members and our community:

  • A culture of inclusion and belonging
  • A powerful, collective voice for improving the community 
  • An enduring legacy of impactful volunteer service
  • Transformative leadership and development experiences 
  • A place to deepen connections

Just as we always have, Junior League of Nashville will continue to rise to the challenge of showing up to meet the needs of our community. I am honored to serve alongside each one of our remarkably talented, smart, and passionate members. They are what make us special, and they are the heart of our League. They work tirelessly behind the scenes, champion each other’s work, and challenge each other to be the best version of themselves every day. It is a privilege to learn from them, lead with them, and experience the joy that comes with the many triumphs and growth they achieve throughout every League year. 

As you continue to learn more about and/or serve with the Junior League of Nashville, it is my sincere hope that you will share in our excitement about who we are as an organization and the impact that our members make in our community every day. We would love for you to join us in our mission to ‘advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training’ in whatever way may be most meaningful to you. This is a truly exciting time to be part of our League. Thank you for being here and for your support of the Junior League of Nashville.




Jade Sampson

President, 2023-2024

Junior League of Nashville