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Buddy Benches – JLL Helps Students Make a Lasting Impact

On May 22, members of the Junior League of Louisville assisted 5th grade classes at Carter Traditional Elementary School in a “graduation” event, celebrating the students’ transition from elementary to middle school. Each 5th grade class will paint their handprints on a wooden bench to remain at the school. The benches will be a symbol of how each student has left a lasting impact on the school and encourage them to go out into the community and make a difference.

The Junior League of Louisville also donated over 300 school supplies as well as approximately 150 t-shirts and 75 school uniform polos to the school through Agape North, a company that donates school apparel for each screen printed or embroidery item sold. The matching donation was made possible by the sale of Junior League of Louisville apparel during the 2015-2016 League years.

The event is one of the Junior League of Louisville’s many “Done in a Day” community service events. The Junior League of Louisville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This event aligns with the JLL mission of training future leaders and supporting the current community initiative of early childhood education and mentor-ship.

The Junior League of Louisville Announces Founders’ and Spirit of the League Award

The Junior League of Louisville (JLL) held its first annual Founders and Spirit of the League Award Reception on Thursday, May 11 at the Henry Clay.  The event was sponsored by Kosair Charities and was a wonderful celebration of the many contributions and successes of the award recipients’.

Founders Award – Mollie Smith

Created in 1982 the Founders’ Award honors a Junior League of Louisville Sustainer for her ongoing impact in the Louisville Community. It is the most prestigious award given by the Junior League of Louisville to honor a woman who has used her League training to continue to contribute to the betterment of our community. This award is intended for a member who is community minded, lives the mission of the JLL through her actions and services and inspires others to reach their dreams with courage, strength and love to others.

Spirit of the League – Randy Coe, Kosair Charities

The Spirit of the League Award was inaugurated in 2017 by the Board of Directors to honor the outstanding contribution on a non-League group or individual who not only supported the Junior League of Louisville but who also exemplify the Junior League’s mission as well as to provide a significant and sustained commitment to the Louisville community through service and leadership.


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