Face Mask Tutorial & Live Demonstration

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Please join us as JLI member, Blake Walsh, hosts a Facebook Live on our page on Wednesday, June 24th at 7 PM. Blake will be demonstrating how to make a face mask using the hand-sewn face mask tutorial available below. The JLI is providing mask making training to members, who will be gathering virtually several times… Read More

2019 – 2020 Year in Review

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Last night, the Junior League of Indianapolis hosted it’s annual meeting virtually. During the meeting we reflected on the 2019 – 2020 League year. Some highlights to note: Contributed $170k in community support between grants and Arts for Learning 800+ service hours  The Arts for Learning committee supported arts in education programming to approximately 150… Read More

Junior League of Indianapolis awards $30,000 in grants to support children with disabilities

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The Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) awarded nearly $30,000 in trust fund grants to local nonprofit organizations that serve children with physical or developmental disabilities. Given the current environment and the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits, JLI decided to give at least $1,000 to each organization. The trust fund was established in 1929 to support… Read More

Junior League of Indianapolis Directs Volunteer Efforts to Protective Mask Production

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Monetary donation and mask making initiative will impact underserved communities The Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) announced today it has contributed $1,000 to the People for Urban Progress (PUP) Indy Mask Project. Funds will support the production of 200 protective fabric masks for community health centers, childcare centers for families of first responders and long-term… Read More

Junior League of Indianapolis makes donation to The Patachou Foundation to help Indianapolis youth and families

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The Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) announced today it has made a donation of $7,000 to The Patachou Foundation to help address food insecurity during the COVID-19 outbreak. This donation will cover the production of up to 6,000 meals for Indianapolis children and families since Indianapolis Public Schools have closed. JLI’s current focus is to… Read More

Junior League of Indianapolis Embodies Legacy of Madam C.J. Walker

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Indianapolis icon Madam C.J. Walker lived more than a century ago, when women didn’t have the opportunities they do today. Despite the obstacles she faced, Madam Walker created an innovative beauty product empire, employed thousands of women across the country, became a self-made millionaire and set the standard for philanthropy and activism in the African-American… Read More

JLI Introduces New Provisional Member Experience

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Based on feedback from previous provisional classes and retention numbers (both Provisional and 1st year active), there was a need for change within the JLI’s provisional process. Suzanne Brittain (VP of Membership), Joslyn McGriff (Provisional Co-Chair), and Michele Peterson (Provisional Co-Chair) submitted a proposal to the Board to condense the Provisional process from one year… Read More

SPAC Attends The Beauty of Front Porch Citizenship Exhibit and Conversation

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In July, the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) joined the Policy Circle and the Sagamore Institute at The Harrison Center in Indianapolis to enjoy the exhibit, “The Beauty of Front Porch Citizenship” and discuss what it means to be a citizen. Promoting civic engagement and civil discourse is a prominent theme for SPAC this year.… Read More

Celebrating our Members | Fall 2019

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CAREER MOVES  Ali McNichols was promoted to Director of Communications at Matchbook Creative, Liz Todd began a new position at Wagner Reese, and Jourdann Bourski started joined the Rowland Design team.  NEW BABIES Katie Fischer welcomed Levi Anthony Fischer on June 18th and Nicole Carroll welcomed Eliana Rose Carroll on June 20th.  COMMUNITY LEADERS Several… Read More