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Tue 22

Board Meeting

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Impact

2017-2018 Annual Snapshot

A Note From the President

The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing one hundred and fifty thousand women in nearly three hundred Leagues in four countries. Here in Northern Colorado, we are an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. We are a group of strong, modern women dedicated to rolling up our sleeves and making a difference. Through local, strategic partnerships and good old-fashioned member volunteer work our organization creates opportunities for women and children to thrive. Read on to learn more about how we’ve impacted our community over the past year. -Savannah Ahrens, 2017-2018 President

Our Programs

Through the dedicated work of our members, volunteers, and community partners, in the 2017- 2018 League year we were able to achieve the following impact:

• Styled approximately 280 women through our Career Closet at no cost to them. We also hosted a Women’s Career Workshop in partnership with Tolmar to provide valuable resume and job hunting skills to women in the community. Read more about our Career Closet

• Delivered more than 173,000 snacks to elementary schools in the Poudre and Thompson school districts through our Hunger Initiative partnership with the Food Bank for Larimer County, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Read more about our Hunger Initiative

• Distributed 900 tickets to family-friendly shows at the Lincoln Center, with a 60% usage rate Read more about our Imagination Series

• Provided volunteer hours in support of events for organizations across Larimer County, including: The Nappie Project, Women Give, Realities for Children, Homeless Gear, United Way of Larimer County, The Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide, SAVA Center, McKee Foundation, The Mathews House, Larimer County Foster & Kinship Program Read more about our Done in a Day Program

Our Membership

The membership of the Junior League of Fort Collins continues to be the driving force behind our success. In 2017-2018 our membership consisted of:

What our Members Are Saying…

I love Junior League because I believe in the empowerment of strong, passionate women! -Kelly Geary, Vice President of Communications

JLFC membership is an experience that has renewed my self-confidence and self-esteem, after a roller-coaster 35 year professional career in Higher Education. I have found new friends, gotten more involved in the community, taken on new challenges, and discovered passions for “giving back” that I never knew I had. –Sonia ImMasche, Sustaining Member and Past President

Training

Training opportunities are a key area of focus for the Junior League of Fort Collins. In 2017- 2018 we offered training opportunities to our membership in:

• Community Relations

• Self Defense

• Personal Development

In addition to our local training opportunities, the Junior League of Fort Collins provides national training opportunities to our members through the Association of Junior Leagues International. In 2017-2018, we sent three members to Organizational Development Institute and National Conference to further their development and return valuable learnings to our organization.

Fund Development

In 2017-2018 we expanded our fund development efforts to include diverse events and opportunities around Northern Colorado, including:

• Colorado Gives Day

• Annual Garden Tour

• Shopping for Compassion at the Promenade Shops at Centerra

• Give Back Nights with generous local businesses including: Sole Mates, The Garlic Knot, Scout & Molly’s Boutique, Palmer Flowers, and Coast 2 Coast Styles