Category Archives: Uncategorized

February Volunteers of the Month

1676d28

Cassie Muntz, Food and Wine Festival Committee, Fund Development Council

Cassie has returned to the Food & Wine Logistics Committee and has brought back her great experience and knowledge to the team. She has been extremely helpful in helping to secure all the Food & Wine contracts and has even secured a $1,500 sponsor. Cassie is a wonderful member of the Food & Wine committee and we are lucky to have her.  Can’t wait to see the fruits of her labor in May!

February Volunteers of the Month

15a4de4

Kate Scro, Membership Connections Committee, Membership Council

Above and beyond doesn’t do justice to this Membership Connections member. She organizes fantastic event after fantastic event and just when you think everything’s been done, she comes up with more. Just an example of some of her events: Floating Yogis, Succulent Wreath-Making, Mermaid Fitness at the Del, Rock Climbing at Vertical Hold, Cycling at Pure…This member is A TREASURE to the Membership Connections committee and all of JLSD.

February Volunteers of the Month

28620-ali_head-tmb

Ali Head, Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash Chair, Fund Development Council

Who can you call when you need to find 15 eligible bachelors that can get the job done? Thank you Ali for working tirelessly on Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash ensuring that it was a huge success. She went above and beyond and lead her committee every step of the way.   Your efforts are recognized and appreciated!

Junior League San Diego joins “The Little Black Dress Initiative”

Today marks the first day the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) joins The Little Black Dress Initiative (#TheLBDI) – a global mission to “Make Poverty Unfashionable.”

2017-jl-thelbdi-logo

When we consider the symptoms of poverty – homelessness, unemployment, food insecurity and limited education – foster youth are disproportionately affected.  

The Junior League of San Diego has a long-standing tradition supporting foster youth.  Therefore, throughout this #TheLBDI week, February 6-10, 2017, our Junior League of San Diego members will wear one black dress for five days to spark a conversation about foster youth and how everyone can help break their cycle of poverty.

The Junior League of San Diego invites YOU to join the cause.  Lend your voice to our mission to “Make Poverty Unfashionable.”  When you see see your JLSD friend, neighbor, or colleague supporting The Little Black Dress Initiative this week, consider:

  • sharing your own experience with poverty, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
  • sharing your efforts to help others overcome poverty, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
  • sharing the name of a local organization working effectively to eliminate poverty in our community, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
  • sharing your support of the Junior League of San Diego member’s commitment to “Making Poverty Unfashionable,” by donating to the Annual Fund. #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD

Poverty is real in our community.  Join us this week by sharing your #TheLBDI #WhyIJLSD #JLSDDoesLBD story.  Together, we can become a stronger voice as JLSD works to advocate for those less fortunate.  

 

 

January Volunteers of the Month

11d822a

Crystal Arnote, Main Event Chair, Fund Development Council

Who was that beautiful, elegant woman running around the Junior League of San Diego’s Main Event? Crystal Arnote began working on the new signature fund development event well before this league year started. She spent countless hours working on the event and leading her committee.  Thank you for not being fearful of forging into unknown territory for JLSD and helping us on the path to achieving a strategic fundraising goal. The Main Event was a roaring success and you set the bar high for events to come!

JLSD Public Policy Institute

ppi

The Junior League of San Diego’s Public Policy Institute is a unique training experience aimed at educating members on nonprofit advocacy. Our guest speakers will include legislators and staff, community leaders, nonprofit organizations and league leadership.

As we advance further into our TAY and Human Trafficking focus areas, being able to understand nonprofit advocacy and how nonprofit organizations work becomes increasingly important. We want all interested JLSD members to feel empowered to advocate on the issues they believe in.

The Public Policy Institute will consist of five evening trainings with information sessions which will cover topics ranging from general nonprofit advocacy education to working with city, county, and state government, to boards and commission appointments. Additional opportunities for participants will include Day at City Hall and Day at the State Capitol.

Session 1: Online Course: Introduction to Advocacy
Session 2: January 18, 2017 State & Federal Government
Session 3: February 22, 2017 Advocacy in Action
Session 4: April 19, 2017 City & County Government
Session 5: May 10, 2017 Appointments to Boards and Commissions

 

JLSD Human Trafficking Awareness Rally

2017-ht-rally-digital-banners_jlsdwebsiteThe Human Trafficking epidemic in America is stealing both our children’s innocence, and the livelihood of adults, and we cannot back down. The FBI estimates that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America today. They range in age from nine to 19, with the average being age 11. Many victims are not just runaways or abandoned, but are from “good” families who are coerced by clever traffickers.

Junior League of San Diego believes that awareness of and training to confront and stop human and labor trafficking is key to an improved outcome in San Diego County. Via the Rally, audience participants will learn from San Diego community subject matter experts and gain the knowledge and resources available to help those who may be at risk in our community. Register today: bit.ly/JLSDRally2017

Featured Speakers:

Congresswoman Susan Davis, US House of Representatives – 53rd District

Senator Toni Atkins, California State Senate – 39th District

Summer Stephan, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County

Michelle Shoemaker, Director, Churches Against Trafficking

Dr. Jennifer Prager, Director, Victims Counseling Services

Bettina Hausmann, President and CEO, United Nations Association San Diego

Christina Marzocca, Women’s Equity Council

Anne Hoiberg, San Diego Trafficking Advisory Council

Susan Muncey, Director, Generate Hope

Ruby Chacon, US Immigration and Custom Enforcement Victim Specialist

Marisa Ogarte, Outreach Coordinator, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition