President’s Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 League year! The Junior League is one of the oldest, largest, and most impactful women’s volunteer organizations in the world. One of more than 295 Leagues across several countries, the JLG and our Members are part of a coalition of over 125,000 women committed to transforming communities for the better.

In 1929, a group of 20 visionary women founded Junior Charities. Their first set of beautifully handwritten meeting minutes is prominently displayed on the wall of our library at Headquarters. Our founders’ passionate desire to support the Greenville community served as the catalyst for the JLG’s incorporation in 1947. Over the past 94 years, JLG Members have supported efforts that founded landmark agencies in Greenville County, provided countless hours of community service, and contributed monetarily to those in need. They have also planned and executed remarkable community and fundraising events, such as Child Watch, Dinamation, Clowning Around for Kids, Home Run for Healthy Kids ® , Oscar Night ® America, Big Night Out, Shop for Greenville, and Empowered Women of Greenville. Our dedicated Members and their inspiring acts of voluntarism are the inspiration for our 2023-2024 theme – “Advancing a Legacy of Impact”. What a legacy, indeed.

The Board of Directors has implemented exciting changes this League year, including a refresh of the Community Impact Council, new and flexible ways to support our community agencies, educational opportunities, and the implementation of our new Capacity Building Grants Program to further support efforts dedicated to Economic Mobility and Human Trafficking. We also look forward to introducing a new, in-person fundraising event in early 2024!

As a Greenville native, I am truly honored to serve as President of the JLG. I look forward to collaborating with our Members, partners, and sponsors to further our mission of advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

All my best,

Claire Stam
2023-2024 President
The Junior League of Greenville, Inc.