Women Who: Forward-Thinking Innovation

It’s Women’s History Month, and here at the Junior League of Raleigh, we’re all about celebrating dynamic women who have blazed the trail and played a vital role in history. To commemorate the impact of women around the globe, we’ll be featuring the three-part series, “Women Who.” The series, posted to our blog every Thursday… Read More

A Season of Generosity

Now into the new year, the Junior League of Raleigh is looking forward to all of the opportunities to help our community in 2020. We can’t help but reflect on the recent holiday season and all that went into making the holidays brighter for many in Wake County. Our teams of trained volunteers worked with… Read More

Keep An Attitude of Gratitude

It’s the time of the year when the holiday rush begins and you’re suddenly juggling a constantly growing number of holiday parties, family gatherings, stressful holiday travel and end-of-the-year projects at work. With a crowded calendar, it’s so easy to lose sight of the important reasons for the season. We should all spend this time… Read More

5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for A Shopping SPREE! 2019

‘Twas the weeks before SPREE! and the event’s committee, League members, vendors and sponsors were almost ready, To deck the halls and post the signs, as the tradition drew near, It was time to serve up SPREE! in its 35th year!   Here’s five reasons, that we really can’t wait For the November 14 SPREE!… Read More

Community Connect: Another Year of Impactful Speakers

Invitations to attend professional development seminars, webinars or socials fill our inboxes on a regular basis.  On occasion you might attend some of those professional development opportunities. In this day and age, it is rare to find a seminar that really inspires you or impacts your professional or personal life.   Fortunately, the Junior League of… Read More

Annual Day of Giving Receives National Award

In 2017-2018, we launched a new initiative, JLR’s Day of Giving, to help raise funds to support our mission and broaden our impact in the community. We were honored to receive an award for the fundraiser at the recent Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) annual conference. The honorable mention in Fund Development recognized the… Read More

JLR Day of Giving Surpasses Fundraising Goal for 2nd Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the Junior League of Raleigh’s Day of Giving has surpassed its fundraising goal. The League has raised close to $100,000 since the event’s inception last year. Monies raised support the Junior League of Raleigh’s Annual Fund, which helps us feed hungry children, nurture families in transition and empower women to… Read More

A Lifetime of Public Service: Cheri Beasley

  On March 7,  Cheri Beasley answered the call to become the first African-American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. In our state’s history, she is only the fourth woman to hold that position. In our nation’s history, only three other African-American women have ever served as Chief Justice of… Read More

Public Speaking Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Public speaking – we either love it or hate it, right? Well, studies show that most of us hate it and list it as a top fear. It’s believed that glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, affects up to 75 percent of the world’s population. That number is startling given we more than likely have… Read More

Local leaders share what ignited their passion for public service

Join the Junior of League of Raleigh (JLR) on March 27 for their fourth annual Women in Public Service Panel, a discussion with influential women leaders in various fields that impact our community. “This year, we’re thrilled to have notable panelists, such as Mayor Nancy McFarlane, State Auditor Beth Wood and Retired Associate Justice Barbara… Read More