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

Free Training Opportunity: Happy Volunteers, Happy Nonprofits

Volunteers are often a nonprofit’s biggest asset and integral to an organization’s success. Join us for a networking event and breakfast workshop on the importance of volunteer engagement on Friday, April 26 at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership (711 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh), hosted by our Community Connect team. Nonprofits must present… Read More

Five reasons to attend this year’s Touch-a-Truck® fundraiser

We invite you to attend our fourth annual Touch-a-Truck® fundraiser on Saturday, May 4 presented by Johnson Lexus. Here are five reasons you should plan to attend!    Touch a truck, feed a child. Event proceeds benefit JLR’s BackPack Buddies program, which feeds more than 500 children from food-insecure families in Wake County. BackPack Buddies provides… 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

Free Training Opportunity: World-class Marketing on Nonprofit Budgets

Executing marketing activities on a limited budget is a challenge often faced in the nonprofit world, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership (711 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh) on Friday, March 22, for a free event hosted by our Community Connect team. Junior League of… Read More

Feeding Hungry Children in our Community

Feeding hungry children has become one of the Junior League of Raleigh’s top priorities. In just eight years, JLR’s BackPack Buddies program has gone from serving eight children at one elementary school to feeding more than 250 kids each week at five elementary schools. League members also now feed the children we serve at StepUp… Read More

Lessons from an Educated Debutante

In the new year, we often resolve to incorporate positive changes into our lives, whether it’s to eat better or exercise more. While physical health is important, it’s also crucial to pay attention to our mental health. So many of us women spend our mental energy on the demands of everyday life. It’s easy to… Read More