About the JLC
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Reaching Out Statement
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. and The Association of Junior Leagues International reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. will be a leading force in improving the lives of children and families in this community.
The JLC annually reviews project proposals submitted by community agencies and/or League focus area committees. Final decisions are voted upon by the membership and are based on community needs, membership interest, and available League resources.
2012-13 Projects and Placements
Since 2006, the JLC has focused on the Healthy Child Initiative (HCI). The goal of HCI is to promote and support the physical, dental and mental health needs of children age 0-17 years and their families. For the 2012-2013 year, the JLC will contribute a total of $145,970 and 393 volunteers to the following community programs for an estimated 15,720 hours, which computes to a monetary value of $335,779. The total monetary value for the 2012-2013 year is $481,749.
|Alexander Youth Network||$10,000|
|Arts for Life at Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hopsital
|Big Shots Saturday||$11,000|
|Child Life at Levine Children's Hospital||$2,500|
|Circle de Luz||$4,000|
|Done in a Day||$1,000|
|JLC Enrichment (working with 2 Community Partners)
|* Salvation Army|
|* The Learning Collaborative|
|JLC Family Resource Center at Levine Children's Hospital||$2,000|
|JLC WearHouse||(volunteers only)|
|Go Kids Go!||$8,000|
|Kids in the Kitchen||$7,500|
|KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program)||$12,000|
|Mental Health Awareness||$6,000|
|Ronald McDonald House||$2,500|
|Thompson Child & Family Focus
$5,087 will be available for Enabling Funds to be distributed in the 2012-2013 year. Enabling Funds are used for the following: to provide community needs where volunteers may not be necessary or appropriate; to provide a means of responding to short-term or immediate needs; or to facilitate start-up programs. The average Enabling Funds grant in 2011-2012 was between $300 and $1,000.
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. has established an Endowment Fund to secure the long-term financial future of the JLC.
- A total of 2,045 Charlotte-area women are members of the JLC.
- 89 provisionals: members-to-be who engage in a six-month training course along with hands-on volunteer placement experience.
- 760 actives: members who fulfill community volunteer commitments as well as manage the organization. More than 70% of the actives are employed, either part- or full-time.
- 1,196 sustainers: members who serve in advisory roles and provide support for League activities, but are not involved with the League on a daily basis.
Points of Interest
- Founded in 1926, the JLC has provided more than one million volunteer hours and more than $12.9 million to the community.
- The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). The AJLI is comprised of 292 Leagues throughout the U.S., Great Britain, Mexico, and Canada, with a collective membership of over 155,000 women.
Whitni Wilson Wertz, President
Amie Hutchison, President-Elect
Woozie Dell, Administrative Director
- Kirsten Pittman, Communications Manager
1332 Maryland Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: (704) 375-5993
Fax: (704) 375-9730
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.