Message from the President

Greetings,

Welcome to the Junior League of Nashville’s 96th year!

What an exciting time to be a part of Nashville, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. People are moving here from all over the country and one of the things they quickly recognize about our town is that we give back our time, talent, and treasure to causes and people in which we believe passionately.

For 95 years, our trained volunteers have been responsible for leading positive change in the city of Nashville and 2017-2018 will not be an exception.

Our “why” is our mission and it has three key components, which we affectionately refer to as “D.I.P.”:

  • Developing the potential of women
  • Improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers
  • Promoting voluntarism

Our 1600+ members make us one of the largest Junior Leagues in the world and we are proud of the impact our members have not only within the Junior League of Nashville but also throughout the rest of “Music City” as they work passionately towards building better communities.

As Nashville changes, so has the Junior League of Nashville and we work to ensure that we remain a relevant organization for our members and the communities in which we serve. Our members include entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, lawyers, doctors, authors, trainers, pharmacists, interior designers, IT professionals, make-up artists, stay-at-home moms, counselors, nurses, bloggers, realtors, and nonprofit professionals, etc. Members bring to their time in the Junior League of Nashville a multitude of personal and professional backgrounds and experiences that aid us in doing the work that we do in the Nashville community. We welcome all women who meet our basic requirements, believe in our mission, and want to help us spread this mission across the city of Nashville. The requirements to join are few and we hope that after taking a stroll through our website that you’ll want to become a part of the Junior League of Nashville.

This year, we will continue our work in collaboration with our partner agencies in bringing awareness to and combating human trafficking, increasing childhood literacy rates, and making a positive change in the childhood obesity epidemic as we help children and their caregivers learn how to incorporate healthy eating and wellness into their lives. We know that tackling these three areas of need entail good and hard work. Our volunteers are up to the challenge.

The theme for 2017-2018 is JLNxDesign and I want to encourage, empower, and equip our members to design a Junior League that they love. To show up, be present, raise their hands, and take advantage of all of the opportunities we have to offer. Our relationship with the League is one of reciprocity, if you give into it, it will give back to you in the form of our values of the community, connection, and growth. With a focus on bringing our creative best to our internal work in the League, we can feel confident and ready to turn our creative best towards our community and continue our role as problem solvers and change agents for the city of Nashville.

We are thankful to our members, community partners, sponsors, donors, and friends, those of who have provided their support in helping our mission come to life for 95 years.

Please continue to explore our website to learn more about the Junior League of Nashville. Check back often as we will continue to update the site with exciting events and ways that you can partner with us throughout the year.

I so look forward to all that is to come this year.

Yours in Community, Connection, and Growth,

Krystal Clark
President
Junior League of Nashville
2017-2018