Tuesday, November 27, 2012

JLW Strategic Plan 2012 – 2017

The new five year Strategic Plan is built on three main goals: Building Community Impact, Building the JLW Brand, and Building an Internal Sense of Community. These three goals are not mutually exclusive, but work together as the JLW moves into its second century. Please take a look at the new Strategic Plan which can be found on the JLW website under Resources: JLW Strategic Plan, 2012-2017.

The genesis of the new plan dates back to the subcommittee of the 2010-2011 Strategic Planning Committee which laid the groundwork for the plan through a series of interviews with members of JLW leadership and evaluation of JLW Membership Survey results.

The 2012-2013 Strategic Planning Committee is meeting with the Councils to assist in implementing the new Strategic Plan and getting the word out throughout the JLW membership. Using the Strategic Plan, the 2012-2013 Board has created its own annual plan to implement the goals of the Strategic Plan.

Over the next few months we will explore the impact of the goals on the community, on our literacy focus and on our JLW membership. Think of what you and your committee could be doing to help the JLW meet and exceed the goals of the new Strategic Plan as we embark on our second 100 years. Please be on the lookout for themes from the Strategic Plan throughout our Centennial Year!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why Philanthropy Matters to Us

Junior League is not a hobby. If it were, why would we work so hard? Junior League is not a social club. If it were, wouldn't our ladies be lunching more? It is about working together with other strong, powerful, and motivated leaders who are committed to making a difference, creating a legacy, and doing what needs to be done to help others succeed.

We are involved in Junior League because there is work to be done in our community. There are people in need who don't have the luxury of free time, extra dollars, or the life skills needed to fully support their families. Not only have we chosen to participate, we have chosen to be the ones who will make a difference, foster a greater impact, and give aid to those most in need of support.

To make significant impacts in our community, Junior League needs funds. Holiday Shops presented by the Junior League of Washington is the league's largest annual fundraiser. In our 54th year, this event brings together league members and the community to gather the resources we need to support the league’s literacy efforts. We cannot emphasize enough the impact your support of this event will make towards these efforts. The funds raised through our annual events, including Holiday Shops, enables Junior League to provide another year of service to the greater D.C. area and grants to valuable community organizations.

We hope to see you at Holiday Shops throughout the weekend of November 15-18, 2012 at the Sphinx Club (1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC). Please click HERE for additional information and to purchase tickets to any of our events. Thank you for your support!

Amy Gurgle and Stephanie Jones
Holiday Shops 2012, Co-Chairs

Amy & Stephanie at Holiday Shop's Back to Beauty event at Neiman Marcus,  Sept. 2012