Prepping for Spring

Spring is almost here, right? Between the roller coaster weather and the normal hubbub of life, bad cases of spring and/or cabin fever are popping up all over the place – yourself, co-workers, children. The big question is, “What can we do to get ready for spring?” ● Spring cleaning: It can be as quick and easy…

Junior League of Indianapolis awards $100,000 in grants JLI has awarded $100,000 in Community Assistance Grants to local non-profit organizations. The JLI’s Community Assistance Grants provide critical funding to non-profit organizations which work within the JLI’s interest area of preparing students for academic success. The JLI has awarded more than $1 million in Community Assistance Grants since…

2016 Recruitment Kick Off

The Membership Recruitment Committee kicked off 2016 with a yoga class where 11 prospective new members practiced with 5 committee members at Invoke Wellness Center. Stevie was our teacher, and she led us in a series of sun salutations and warrior poses. After class finished, Laura Burns discussed the provisional experience while everyone enjoyed some…

Month In Review: January

With the buzz and busyness of the holidays settling down, the Junior League of Indianapolis continued being active! A training workshop for members provided insight into league iversity, equity, and inclusion. Members were able to have dialogue around the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion when a crisis hits.  To continue promoting community volunteerism, members…

Leadership Q&A: Nicole McCulloch

  This month as part of our Q&A with JLI Leadership we are featuring Nicole McCulloch.  Nicole currently holds the leadership role of Provisional Committee Co-Chair and Secretary.  Nicole has been with the league since 2003 and has held multiple leadership positions.  We asked Nicole some questions about her experience and being a part of…

Holiday Mart Recruitment Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the recruitment event at Holiday Mart! On November 19th, 17 potential new members joined members of the Recruitment Committee to learn more about the Junior League of Indianapolis and its largest fundraiser. The participants heard some information about the JLI, membership, and how to apply. Then, Chairs of the…

The Year of You

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016! As we prepare to ring in the New Year, are you looking to change how you live, perhaps with diet and exercise? Are you hoping to better yourself personally – limit screen time, spend more time with your family and friends, do more charity work? Or perhaps it’s time for a…

Month in Review: December

After a busy November, the JLI continued to provide members with opportunities in growth and voluntarism.  Members were able to attend a training on practical advancement for female leaders.  Michelle Janssen, Wabash Dean of Advancement, was the guest speaker. Attendees learned tools to develop and strengthen their leadership. During the holiday season, JLI members had…

Month in Review: November

The month of November was an active and engaging month for the Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI).  The month started with a focus on membership with a recruitment opportunity.  Art with a Heart, a JLI 2013 grant recipient, provided an event for members and women interested in joining the JLI.  Art with a Heart provides…

A League of My Own

Sweater-sets, pearls, WASPy and exclusive. Before I joined the Junior League this was my culturally-fabricated perception. After college I discovered my mother-in-law had been a member for more than thirty years and my curiosity was piqued. She knew I enjoyed volunteering and encouraged me to attend a meeting for potential members at the Junior League…

Art with a Heart Recruitment Event

On November 4, 2015, the recruitment committee paired up with former JLI grant-recipient Art With a Heart for a night of channeling our inner artist! With instruction from Andrew Lee, the Executive Director of Art With a Heart, we got creative with abstract watercolors conceptions while learning about AWAH’s mission to provide hands-on visual arts experiences that educate and…

Jumping Into Provisional Year

I have to say that I have never been to an overnight retreat. I went to a few overnight camps a few times. Once, in middle school, just before peer pressure was really a thing. Once, in high school, and I went with my best friend. I always had someone to hang out with and…