2015-2016 Board of Directors Back Row: (Left to Right) Rachel Zander, KaLyn Laney, Lisa Kaspar, Lyndsey Crawford, Leigh Edgar, Amy Hurt, Sarah Valenzuela, Casie Wenmohs, Ashley Kelm, Amanda Grantham, Alicia Robertson, Jolie Cypert, Melissa Threlkeld Seated: Lauren Price, Nicole Elliott, Heather Parsons, Michele Karp
Letter from the President Because of patrons like you, The Junior League of Austin is able to make a difference in Central Texas every day. We alleviate hunger for 1,500 young students in Del Valle ISD through FIT – Food in Tummies. We help needy children stay warm through Coats for Kids. We support 32 nonprofit organizations across the city by providing volunteers and funding. Altogether, League members will give 130,000 hours of volunteer time this year, a true testament to The Strength of Women, The Power of Community!
On behalf of The Junior League of Austin, welcome to A Christmas Affair 2015, Twas’ the Night Before Christmas in Texas – Y’all! In this, our 40th year of A Christmas Affair, The Junior League of Austin is very proud to host thousands of patrons for a festive holiday shopping experience. Truly, it is an Austin tradition like no other! We are extremely grateful to everyone who attends A Christmas Affair and to our generous sponsors and donors.
Thank you again for joining us for this very special event. I hope The 85 hard-working members of the A Christmas Affair you enjoy shopping with friends, preparing for the blessings of the Committee have been planning for holiday season and supporting the JLA months and months. They have created mission of developing the potential of an unforgettable experience for you! women, improving the community and Along with the committee members, over promoting voluntarism. 1000 League members will volunteer From my family to yours and with a nod their time at A Christmas Affair to to the famous Charles Dickens quote, make it a success. All of us are highly “Here’s to honoring Christmas in your motivated by the underlying reason we heart and trying to keep it all the year… hold this multi-day fundraising event. A Y’all!” Christmas Affair, which is known for kicking off the holiday season in Austin, is the League’s primary fundraiser and the reason we are able to give back to the Central Texas community. This President spirit of giving is integral to the festive The Junior League of Austin atmosphere around Palmer Events Photos by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios Center November 18-22.