Message from the President

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Welcome to the Junior League of Nashville’s Centennial year!

It’s a milestone year for the Junior League of Nashville. One hundred years have passed since a group of courageous women launched a movement to empower women with the knowledge and opportunity to lead positive change in our city.

Since our founding in 1922, our organization and our impact have grown exponentially. Today, we are a diverse powerhouse of nearly 1,500 women who represent a variety of perspectives, professional backgrounds, and experiences.

What unites us is a shared commitment to our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained women.

JLN has made a profound impact on advancing critical services in Middle Tennessee, and our members have founded, led, and supported some of the most impactful institutions in our city, including nonprofits, arts institutions, museums, and more.

What we do best is equip women to deeply shape their communities. For any Nashville staple you can name, a JLN member was likely an integral part of shaping it into what it is today.

It’s remarkable to think about how this organization has evolved and adapted through 100 years of history, and—as we think about the challenges of the past year—I believe our mission is as relevant as ever.

Just as we always have, JLN continues to rise to the challenge of showing up to meet the needs of our community and the future of our city.

I invite you to join us as a member, as a partner, or as a donor and be part of advancing our next chapter in building a better Nashville.


Jenny Barker

President, 2021–2022

Junior League of Nashville