Thank you for visiting the Junior League of Tallahassee’s (JLT) website! I have the honor of serving as JLT’s President for the 2021-2022 League year. I would first like to recognize and thank our members, sponsors, donors, and the Tallahassee community. Your support allows us to expand our goals and make meaningful changes in the lives of children and families through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
What an exciting time for the JLT. While the pandemic has forever changed us, it served as a catalyst for many to focus, reset, and make sure we remain focused on what matters most, personally and professionally. This year also marks the Centennial year of the Association of Junior Leagues International. With over 100 years of the Junior League in the rearview mirror, the JLT plans to support the opportunity for a “once in a lifetime” reflection on the power of our collective legacy.
As we look towards the 2021-2022 League year, we are excited to embody our mission by celebrating our theme for the year – #MassiveAction. I hope this theme prompts consistent servant leadership both internally within our membership and externally with our partners. I hope it inspires dreams of what we have yet to accomplish and sets the stage for the important work that lies ahead.
In the past few years, we have invested time and energy towards expanding our funding portfolio and are so proud to continue increasing our impact through Little Black Dress Initiative, Bold Sips, Annual Golf Tournament, and Grants and Sponsorships! We are excited for what is on the horizon for our League and the community we serve with these funding opportunities.
We are continuing our Jill Pope Community Partnerships with the Big Bend Homeless Coalition’s HOPE Community and Capital City Youth Services. We will also further expand our signature projects to meet the needs of our community. Kids’ Boutique will celebrate its 25th Anniversary providing back-to-school clothing essentials to Leon County students as they gear up for the new academic year; while our newer project, Mighty Meals will add a nutrition education component. We are enthusiastic about the impact these signature projects and strategic partnerships will have on our community for years to come.
The JLT believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion, as these values allow us to fully leverage the talents and skills of all members. Our priority is to have a membership that reflects the rich diversity of the community we serve. Our mission is simple, but our impact is extensive. We recognize our responsibility as leaders in our community. Our organization is more than just trained volunteers, we are advocates for the change we want to see in the world. We hope the content you find on our website reflects our passion for service.
Yours in #MassiveAction,
Katie Britt Williams
Junior League of Tallahassee