As the mission statement reads, “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.” We are fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers across the League, both through service opportunities provided by nonprofit partners with the JLC and those organizations that are close to each member’s heart. Four of our outstanding leaders are being recognized for their volunteer efforts and leadership in Charlotte — Tricia Magee, Julie Spahn and Stephanie Todd are being recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as STANDOUT Honorees; and Toni Freeman will be one of the women honored during the Women Who Lead Luncheon.
STANDOUT recognizes the city’s most active and engaged professionals and philanthropists under the age of 40 while benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s work to develop means to control and cure cystic fibrosis. On November 9, 2017 Magee, Spahn and Todd, along with their colleagues, friends and families will gather to celebrate one another’s accomplishments. The honorees and attendees at the STANDOUT celebration are among the most prominent, influential and successful professionals in our community.
Congratulations to all three JLC members on your nominations — and good luck at this year’s event!
This year UNCF will host the 15th anniversary of the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon. This annual event is a fundraiser and signature special event of UNCF. The luncheon bears the namesake of the late Dr. Maya Angelou who, up until her passing, would kindly donate her time, present the awards on behalf of UNCF and offer her words of wisdom to the hundreds who attend this event annually. The women receiving these awards are leaders in their respective fields and have brought positive recognition locally, statewide and nationally.
Congratulations to Toni Freeman who will be recognized on September 23, 2017 in Charlotte as a “UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead” Honoree.
“It’s an honor to know Stephanie, Tricia, Julie, and Toni, and I’m so excited to see them honored for their leadership in the League, at work, and elsewhere in the community. The tradition of JLC women being recognized as standouts in Charlotte is one that I am very proud to see,” says Junior League of Charlotte President Arina Kirk.
We are so proud to call these ladies, and all our volunteer leaders, friends and fellow members of the Junior League of Charlotte.
By Maeghan Pawley