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From the Editor by Missy Sharpe


President’s Welcome by Julie Hall


Letter from the President-Elect by Amy Hurt


Letter from the Sustaining President by Morgen Hardin


February Training Month Highlights by Missy Sharpe


Choosing Community Partners by Rekha Akella


Amplify Austin by Rekha Akella


JLA Wonder Women by Karen Killough


Community Impact


Taking Action: KICS

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Letter from the Editor

CAPITALINES SPRING 2018 Dear Readers, Impactful and Inspiring. Those are the two words that describe my experience with The Junior League of Austin not only this year, but in my eight years of being a member. I’m so honored to have served as Capitalines editor for the 20172018 League year. There were so many successes, stories and memories this year to highlight. These are accomplishments not only for our members to be aware of, but also the greater Austin community. From early mornings to late nights, our members gave their all to make the theme of this year ‘BIGGER THAN US’ truly a success. Our members are committed to being effective, because they know their hard work truly is impactful. Yes, being a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA) is just a volunteer position, but the work we do can make a ripple effect not only in the League, but for everyone in Austin and beyond.

In the Spring issue, we highlight some of those accomplishments with feature stories on the successful Austin Entertains event and the impressive Community Impact Center groundbreaking. We also discuss the great fundraising we did with Amplify Austin and the intensive process of how the community placements are selected with a story on the League's Researchers committee. There’s also a new initiative, KICS (Kids in Cool Shoes), to share and our JLA Wonder Women to spotlight. We had quite the year, and we can’t wait for you to read about what all we achieved.


Missy Sharpe Capitalines Editor 2017-2018

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2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Front Row (L-R): Elizabeth Andrews, Administrative VP, Amanda Eldridge, Community VP, Laura Lee Daigle, Communications VP, Julie Hall, President, Amy Hurt, President Elect, Michelle Lupton, Technology Chair, Nicole Elliott, Nominating Chair, Araminta Sellers, Member-At-Large, Morgen Hardin, Sustaining President Back Row (L-R): Carrie Semple, Membership Development VP, Lauren Price, Recording Secretary, Ann Townsend, Treasurer, Tania Leskovar-Owens, Member-At-Large, Leslie Moore, Strategic Planning Chair, Shannon Creekmur, Fund Development VP, Ashley Hight, Bylaws, Genny Hill, Treasurer Elect


Letter from the President Kicking off KICS (Kids in Cool Shoes), our new signature

It is quite surreal that I am writing my letter for the spring edition of Capitalines. While at times throughout the year, May 31 seemed very (very) far off, it certainly did sneak up quickly. As I look back on the past 24 months, I am amazed at how much I have learned and enjoyed this entire experience. The chance to lead this amazing organization and build relationships with so many of you has been a true honor. Like most past presidents, I was skeptical to take Photos by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios on this large task, and saying yes was truly one of the best decisions I have ever made.

As we wrap up the year, I am exceptionally proud of our accomplishments. Some of the highlights include: • Breaking ground on the Community Impact Center • Receiving a matching grant from the Mabee Foundation for $500,000 AND completing the challenge

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program that distributes shoes to students in AISD Adopting a formal diversity statement Watching kids dance in the snow wearing new coats distributed from Guerrero Thompson Elementary, our 3rd CFK site Introducing our first new logo since 2005

I also want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the communityplaced volunteers. These 455 women, along with the Coats for Kids and Food in Tummies committees, are the real face of the JLA. They are the ones who maintain and build our solid reputation of being dedicated women who want Austin to thrive. And lastly, a big thanks to the A Christmas Affair (ACA) and Spring Events team who enable us to make Austin a better place for all. As the year wraps up, I remain in awe of this organization. To think that the JLA is run largely by volunteers and still continues to grow yearly is astonishing. Our legacy gets stronger as does our impact in the community. This is only accomplished through you – our membership and supporters. To those women who started the JLA 84 years ago and to those who will be sitting in my shoes in the future…. THANK YOU.

Julie Hall

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Letter from the President-Elect When I think about the last 12 months, I am amazed at what we have accomplished. There are so many exciting things happening in The Junior League of Austin, and our 20172018 President, Julie Hall, has done a wonderful job driving us forward. Thanks to Julie’s determination and persistence, we broke ground on the Community Impact Center (CIC) on January 18, 2018, made great strides on the Capital Campaign, piloted Kids In Cool Shoes (KICs) and adopted a commitment to diversity and inclusion. And, we did all of this while tending to business as usual with our fundraisers, signature programs and community partners.

partnerships. I am especially looking forward to working with our membership and partners. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as President of The Junior League of Austin for 2018-2019, and I am honored to follow the women before me. Their legacy along with our wonderful members, is why this organization remains strong and vibrant and continues to grow. I love being part of an organization that not only promotes voluntarism and improves the community but also develops the potential of women. I am continually impressed with our members when I see the wonderful things they are doing. We are WOMEN BULDING COMMUNITY. I look forward to being on this journey with all of you, and I want to thank Julie for the great legacy she is leaving us.

As we transition into next year, I want to keep up the momentum as we continue to grow and evolve. I am looking forward to so many things building our new home, rolling out our new logo and new look, working with the new diversity and inclusion committee and continuing to grow our impact in Austin with our signature programs and community

Amy Hurt

2017-2018 President-Elect The Junior League of Austin

Letter from the Sustaining President The Junior League of Austin’s commitment to serve the community’s needs continues to impress and surpass expectations. The groundbreaking of the Community Impact Center was a goal set in motion years ago with the purchase of the Bluffstone property in 2010. With the hard work of the Steering Committee, JLA membership and the trust of community supporters, the CIC is now in the building phase. Not only is the CIC a new place for our membership to work but new and community projects, programs and fundraisers will call this new space home. The Leagues’s newest program KICS - Kids In Cool Shoes is in its inaugural year and off to a strong start -- providing sneakers for children who cannot afford a new pair as they grow and wear them Spring 2018


out. Coats for Kids and Food in Tummies (FIT) are still going strong and KICS is a natural addition to these kid-focused signature programs. The League’s ability to stay relevant and adapt to its membership and the changing community is ever impressive. Julie Hall and her leadership team have ensured that the organization is well prepared to address the future needs of the Austin community. It was a privilege to serve as the Sustaining President and I am proud to be a sustaining member of this strong and evolving organization.

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February Training Month

Throughout the month of February our League members did everything from learning yoga moves to understanding how to buy your first home. 1


Each year the Training and Education Committee puts together a list of activities and learning experiences for JLA members to participate in throughout the month of February. The purpose is to enrich our members with purposeful and meaningful projects to educate them on things they may not have tried before. "I really enjoyed finding different ways for The Junior League to interact with local businesses," Marissa Kubinski said. "We like to select a broad range of activities from fun and social events to personal and mental fitness."


1 Sur La Table Cooking Class 2 RisĂŠ Candelaria, Danielle Faulkner, Erica Shelgren, Kristen Williams, Lindsey Mushinski, Kathryn Tucker, Jessica Kalmus, Katrina Natale at Cookie Decorating 101 with Sarah's Custom Cookies

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3 Floral Arrangement workshop with Petals, ink. Floral Design 4 Kathryn McGee and Katie Comer learn about wine at a Total Wine & Spirits Private Tasting Class 5 Kristen Schwausch with Camping 101: A Texas girl's guide to camping with friends and family

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1 1. Irene's American Restaurant's Cinnamon and rum banana bread pudding. 2. Mary Catherine Curren, Chef of Irene's American Restaurant, and members of ELM Restaurant Group. 3. The atmosphere at Austin Entertains at Fair Market. 4. Julia Null, Brittany Eck, Stephanie Edgar, Shannon Creekmur, Kaitlin Read, Kirstin Harrell enjoying Austin Entertains.




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Spring Events

Austin Entertains by Rekha Akella

On Feb. 22, 2018, The Junior League of Austin hosted Austin Entertains, a culinary experience featuring some of Austin’s hippest female chefs and bartenders from some of the hottest restaurants in Austin. While still a new spring event, Austin Entertains has already proven to be extremely popular. This year’s sold-out experience at Fair Market featured three bartenders, 13 savory chefs, and six pastry chefs. Guests also danced the night away to a live music showcase featuring Southtown.

the League. We couldn’t do Austin Entertains without them.” The League is exceedingly grateful to the chefs for their contributions. The large venue space called for plenty of decorations. “Fair Market is such a blank canvas, and we needed to fill a lot of space,” Decorations Co-Chair Cobb said. “It was a fun challenge to come up with a complete design concept for a space like Fair Market.” The stunning decor for the event, such as gorgeous flower centerpieces and lights hanging from the ceiling, helped set the mood for the evening.

Planning for Austin Entertains began several months before the event. “The chef selection that Sarah Covey [a logistics cochair on the Spring Events Committee] was able to get was very impressive -- such a high level of talented chefs,” JLA’s Spring Events Chair, Julie Hildebrand said.

At 6 p.m., before the main event, VIP ticket holders were able to attend a special cocktail reception and enjoy early access to the tastings. The main event began at 7 p.m. and featured Southtown’s performance. Additionally, the League held a silent auction, where guests could bid on exciting experiences such as surfing at NLand Surf Park and a Dulce Vita tequila party for 50 people. Most importantly, the main event featured dozens of delicious food items and drinks from several different restaurants for the attendees to try, all in the Fair Market.

Austin Entertains featured solely women chefs and bartenders. The participating chefs shared the League’s passion in participating in an event that promoted women and Austin. “It was important for us to support and celebrate female chefs,” Hildebrand said.

Even though the event consisted of only female chefs, both men and women enjoyed the festivities. “I loved that the event was put on by women The food certainly did not disappoint. supporting women and that there From peanut butter crunch cake served Kaycee Braden of Sonya Cote's Eden East and Hillside Farmacy were also lots of men in attendance. by Courtney Franke from Salt Traders to The atmosphere was totally Austin!” Spring Events Sustainer salmon mousse created by Sarah McIntosh from Epicerie to Advisor Cathy Northcutt said. freshly made pizza tossed on an outdoor oven by Cheyne Maclaskey from Dimebox Ballroom, there was something to “Totally Austin” truly described Austin Entertains because satisfy everyone’s cravings. all the chefs came exclusively from Austin-area restaurants. While similar events from other organizations often have “The food was amazing. I’m pretty sure that I hit up some of the chefs come in from bigger cities such as Dallas or Houston, booths more than once,” League member Amber Myers said. the League strove to promote only local chefs, as the League is dedicated to serving the Austin community. Many women who attended the first Austin Entertains last “The opportunity to try a wide variety of small dishes from year were excited to repeat the fun again this year. local female chefs was the best part of the event!” League member Elizabeth Han said. “After attending last year’s Austin Entertains, I knew I had to go again this year," Sheridan Butler said. "It’s a great event Additionally, it must be noted that all the incredibly that empowers Austin women and the perfect opportunity talented chefs and bartenders generously donated to spend time with my favorite JLA friends. It’s also perfect their time and tasty food and drinks to the event. Since for meeting new Junior Leaguers." 100% of the proceeds raised from Austin Entertains go toward supporting League programs such as Food In Overall, Austin Entertains lived up to its name and provided Tummies (FIT), Coats for Kids, and the League’s non-profit guests with an evening of delectable bites, enticing drinks, community partners, this donation was invaluable and great music and fun games, all to be enjoyed while supporting highly appreciated. “This year, we wanted to make sure we women, Austin, and charity in the company of great friends. promoted the League’s programs and community partners. While only in its second year, it is clear that Austin Entertains We wanted to focus on community impact,“ Hildebrand will be a highly popular event for years to come. said. “By donating their time and food, they’re giving toward Spring 2018


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Community Partners

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Researchers meet in February to discuss and vote on 2018-2019 Community Placements. "It’s a very thought-out, time-intensive process,” Researchers Chair Lydia Valdes said.


he Junior League of Austin (JLA) partners with about 35 organizations each year, but many people don’t know how these organizations are selected. The process is intentional, and the organizations are thoroughly studied. First, the Researchers Committee reviews applications from non-profits in the community who want to partner with the League.

Once the applications are received, they are each reviewed and assigned to one Researcher. The review process ensures that the applicant organization is truly a non-profit serving the community. After applications are approved and assigned a Researcher, the Researchers spend the fall meeting with someone from their assigned nonprofits and visiting the facilities. “The Researcher tries to get a lens into what the agency does,” Valdes said. “They will try to learn as much as possible about the agency.”

“Being on the Researchers Committee really allows you to understand the process of how the League chooses its community partners,” Researcher Allison Schulz said. “I am also humbled by the number of impactful agencies who want to partner with the League!”

Next, all the members of the Researchers Committee meet to pick which agencies the League will serve in the following year. Sometimes it takes a while to find agencies that are a good fit.

Researchers devote dozens Researchers Team : Bottom row (L to R): Jennifer Naumann, Jaclyn Marroquin, of hours meeting to discuss The selection process starts 2017-2018 Courtney DeBower, Rori Gallagher, Lydia Valdés, Michelle Russell, Stephanie Williams, Tara when applications are sent to Stowers Middle row: Leslie Gandy, Kimberly Wereley, Missy Osterman, Leslie Socha, Allison the various non-profits. Gibbs Miller, Bita Hiler, Jessica Spencer, Sarah Charbonnet, Ashley Patek, Lindsey non-profits throughout the Schulz, Aylieff, Abby Raines, Amy Carrier Top row: Marie-Lynn Dunn, Beth Douthit, Lauren Hobbs, Austin and surrounding areas, McGee Cook, Jennifer McKeon, Charlotte Williams, Teri Abernathy, Jessica Morrow, Eileen Finally, by the League’s March general meeting, Eiden casting a wide net in the a slate of potential noncommunity. profits is sent out to the membership for a vote. The nonprofits that receive enough votes will be available for the “We want to go beyond the expected matches and get League members to choose as a community placement the application into as many non-profit hands as possible,” for the following year. Generally, this grants the members Researchers Chair Lydia Valdes said. approximately 650 community placement opportunities from which to choose.Though being a Researcher demands The committee is always looking for non-profits whose a substantial time commitment, members of the committee interests may align with the League’s mission and member’s love the work they do. interests. Researchers strive to select non-profits that can make an impact throughout the entire community. Many of the non-profits are organizations that provide strengthening “It provides the foundation for what binds us to the community,” Valdes said. “It’s the placement to create opportunities for women and children in the community or community placements,” fellow Researcher Stephanie that promote diversity.

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Williams said. “My hope after this process is complete is that we will have compiled a slate of well-rounded opportunities for the League members to choose from and that members feel confident that each placement has been well-vetted to be rewarding in experience, a valuable use of their time, and wellplanned to take part in.”

If you know of any agencies that would be a good community partner for the League for the 2019-2020 League Year, please reach out to the Community Vice President at for more information and so an application can be sent to the agency.

2018-2019 Community Placements Austin Humane Society Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation aka Austin Smiles Austin Speech Labs Austin Zoo Ballet Austin BIG Love Cancer Care Services Bookspring Catholic Charities of CentralTexas

Children's Diabetes Camp of Central Texas Con Mi Madre Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis Country Creative Action Dress for Success Austin Drive a Senior Network Drive a Senior Northwest Generation Serve (formerly

Little Helping Hands) Girls Empowerment Network half Helen Foundation (hH) Jeremiah Program Mobile Loaves & Fishes Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin Partnerships for Children ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Settlement Home Shoal Creek Conservancy Sustainable Food Center Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired The ARC of the Capital Area The Christi Center

The SAFE Alliance Thinkery (Austin Children’s Museum) Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center Zach Theatre Center

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EXTRAORDINAIRE: Holly Mace Massingill The Volunteer Extraordinaire is awarded to a sustaining member who, during her years as both an active and sustaining member of The Junior League of Austin, has gone above and beyond the call of duty in her volunteer activities in the community. Since 1985, this award has been presented to members who have utilized their past League training to demonstrate and promote volunteerism into the community beyond their active years with the League. This year's winner is Holly Mace Massingill. As an active member of the JLA, Holly served on the board of directors as a member-at-large and as the Communications Council Vice President. During her final active year, she served as the chair of A Christmas Affair (ACA), and continues to serve this committee as a sustaining advisor. Her other roles during and since her time as an active include founding the Sine Die Scholarship Foundation, Board of Trustee member at Austin College, member of the Executive Committee of the Eanes Education Foundation and former Chair of the Eanes Education Foundation Gala, and Chair of the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee. It was clear from her nominations that her best role is as "Holly the Mentor." Spring 2018

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"Holly has served as a friend and mentor to many women in the League, including myself," Mary Quin Moore said. "I reach out to her when I need advice and guidance on leadership opportunities and involvement within The Junior League. I also go to her if I need career advice, or just an ear to listen. She never hesitates to make time for me. I can say without a doubt, that because of things that I've learned from Holly, I am a better leader at work and within the community." Courtney Dickey also served with her on the ACA Committee. "She was funny and charismatic, and she embodied something special that I later learned was called servant leadership. Chair or not, she spent evenings with the decorations team gluing garlands, she spent afternoons sitting with the auction team organizing packages, and she spent mornings with the merchandise team folding shirts," Dickey said. 19


The League’s New Headquarters for the Community by Karen Killough

The Junior League of Austin, founded in 1934, will soon have a new home. On January 18 of this year, we broke ground on our new Community Impact Center, located on a beautiful, tree-filled 10-acre campus in Northwest Austin. The 48,000-square -foot facility will not only serve as the League’s headquarters, but will also function as a collaboration, meeting and events space for community engagements. We are truly building on the League’s inspiring 84-year legacy of community service and philanthropic activism to create a space which allows both our League and our community partners to drive their missions even further.

the country with more than 2,500 members and several committee meetings nearly every day at headquarters we are bursting at the seams. And with a population of close to 2 million people, the Austin community needs space also. Several years ago, a plan was hatched to build a new facility which could house League operations and also to do more to strengthen the community.

“Now we can go back to allowing non-profits to use our space for their trainings and meetings….we can fulfill that need for non-profits again. Community Impact Center is the perfect name because that’s what’s really going to happen here.” A Capital Campaign was kicked off to raise the necessary funds, $10 million to be exact. Site planning and permit applications were set in motion. Many hours were spent brainstorming ideas for the functionality and use of the spaces. The result is a beautiful, functional space that will become a hub of community activity.

The Community Impact Center will sit on one of the last available parcels of developable land in the Loop 360 and Spicewood Springs Road area: The highly anticipated 8501 Bluffstone Cove. The groundbreaking thoughtful and sustainable celebration brought design has nestled the facility together League leaders President-Elect Amy Hurt, President Julie Hall, 2016-2017 President Sarah Valenzuela into the bluff, with a stunning and members, as well as backdrop of Hill Country City of Austin officials, community landscape. Working with renowned partners, project team members, architects STG Design (recent and Capital Campaign donors. “We knew we needed a new projects include the Seaholm Power Former JLA President and Capital headquarters when it became Plant redevelopment, Lamar Central, Campaign co-chair MariBen Ramsey, clear we were just outgrowing [the and the UT Bill and Melinda Gates Capital Campaign co-chair Amber current headquarters]. When they Computer Science Complex and Dell Carden, City Council member Alison bought the current headquarters, Computer Science Hall) the facility Alter, and JLA President Julie Hall I don’t know if the League ever and parking were designed into the spoke at the ceremony. The festive thought we’d outgrow it,” recalls landscape, which is also a nature event, which included the official Ramsey, who has been a Junior sanctuary. With bat houses placed “first shovel,” was truly exciting and League member since 1987. “The near the creek that runs through the memorable for all in attendance. current headquarters seemed property, we are supporting Austin’s palatial in comparison to the old large urban bat colony (which help The League’s current headquarters, headquarters on 6th and Red River. to control insect populations). The The Square at Parkcrest off RM 2222, Non-profits were able to use the site will also include a nature trail, has served the League well over auditorium space all the time—we grassy meadow and pollinator the past 35 years. When our League outgrew the ability to do that…the garden filled with beautiful flowers. purchased that space in 1983, we League occupies the entire space had 975 members serving a city of now.” Ramsey believes the new, The space was designed to be both only 373,000 residents. But now, larger space will allow the League functional and beautiful. The nexus as one of the largest Leagues in to help the community even more. of the building is the community Spring 2018

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event room, which can seat more than 440. The League’s signature impact programs will have dedicated spaces, allowing us to fill more backpacks for Food In Tummies (FIT) and keep more children warm through Coats for Kids. The League’s largest fundraiser, A Christmas Affair, will have dedicated space for planning and storage. Dedicated lounge areas for Active and Sustainer members make space for relaxation and taking in the Hill Country views. Throughout the campus, you will find both indoor and outdoor meeting and events spaces of all sizes, designed to facilitate collaboration and creativity. The space was designed with events in mind: a state-of-the-art catering kitchen is available for both League and community events, and a fourlevel parking garage will house up to 240 cars.

Pam Willeford, Alison Alter, MariBen Ramsey, Donna Stockton-Hicks, Julie Hall, Nelson Pruett, Sarah Valenzuela, Amber Carden, Amy Hurt break ground. photo by Debra Gulbas

Construction on the new Community Impact Center is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2019. "I am so excited for our members to have a new home with ample meeting space and parking," President- Elect Amy Hurt said. "I can't wait to see the Community Room where we can come together for General Meetings. I want the Community Impact Center to be a place where members and community leaders come together to find solutions for the challenges in the Austin community."

Ana Van Diver, Donor operations project manager, Tania Leskovar-Owens, Community Impact Center Chair, and Capital Campaign Committee members Catherine Mattingly and Candice Mendoza Community Impact Groundbreaking. photo by Debra Gulbas

Timeline of the Community Impact Center

We invite you to participate in this effort to build, strengthen, and magnify the great work of The Junior League of Austin. Your financial commitment to this campaign can change countless lives that will be shaped by the strength of women and the power of community. Please visit our website to learn more about the new campus, Capital Campaign donation and sponsorship opportunities. Keri Bellacosa Walling at the Community Impact Center Groundbreaking

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2006 -- After a study, President Beth Nance Smith and league leaders and members decided on new facility. May 2010 -- Under President Kathi Livingston Haralson, The League purchased 10.2 acres of land at 5330 Bluffstone Lane. 2011-2012 -- Under President Morgen Cesarano Hardin the League hired Architects, Project managers, etc and went to City Council and Zoning and Platting Commission. February 2017 -- City of Austin’s Zoning and Platting Commission unanimously approved the variances requested by The Junior League of Austin.

a call to action: AMPLIFY AUSTIN Fundraising is an essential part of The Junior League of Austin. In order for the League to sustain its mission, funds are needed to devote to community programs such as Food in Tummies (FIT). FIT is a program devoted to supplying weekend nutrition to children in Austin who are reliant on free meals provided by the school for food during the week. Amplify Austin Day is one of the crucial ways that the League raises funds for FIT.

campaign. People can share the donation link via email or through social media to spread the word. This year, Amplify Austin took place from March 1-2. Amplify Austin helps promote the mission of the League throughout the city. “Amplify brings in new donors and creates a new energy around work that JLA is doing. It keeps spreading the message about FIT,” Boe said.

“Amplify Austin is a way to shine a spotlight on the work non-profits do to make Austin a wonderful place to live,” Fund Development Council Support Team Monetary Gifts Coordinator, Melinda Boe said. Boe played a significant role in organizing the League’s participation in Amplify Austin this year. Amplify Austin Day is the Austin community’s annual day of giving. Dozens of non-profits participate to raise funds for their organization during a 24-period. It’s entirely an online

Since the JLA’s focus for Amplify Austin is to raise money for the FIT program, Amplify Austin is mainly a project done by the Provisional class. The Provisional Class raised over $13,000 this year. However, the fundraising efforts do not stop here. Community members can keep donating by visiting

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Among Us: JLA Wonder Women by Karen Killough

The Junior League of Austin (JLA) has more than 2,500 volunteers and will log more than 150,000 volunteer hours this year in fulfillment of our mission. From donating coats to those in need over the winter, to fighting food insecurity in East Austin, to running the business of our League, each and every League member is contributing her time and talents to help make Austin a stronger community. Last year, our League created a recognition program called JLA Wonder Women to honor the members who are going above and beyond with every project, with every team they lead and with every interaction in the community. These leaders are models of the League’s mission of “promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and/or improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers” and truly inspire other League members and all those with whom they interact. These “volunteer superheroes” are nominated by their peers for demonstrating excellence both in the League and out in the Austin community. The program is now in its second year, and we have recognized 25 outstanding volunteers at our general meetings this year.

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by Rekha Akella


For the 2017-18 League year, the following ladies have been recognized: 1 Rekha Akella - Capitalines Head Writer and Editor 2 Elizabeth Andrews - Administrative VP 3 Kim Batrice - General Meeting Chair 4 Courtney DeBower - Transfer Team Lead 5 Christie Finnigan - LeagueLines Copy Editor 6 Lisa Filemyr - Placement Chair 7 Emily Franden-Burtchell - Provisional, Coats for Kids Book Drive 8 Debra Gulbas - Training and Education Committee Chair 9 Sara Hogan - Technology Committee: Project Manager Coats for Kids 10 Marissa Kubinski - Training and Education Committee and Enrichment Month Program Coordinator 11 Julia Null - A Christmas Affair Merchant Logistics Co-Chair 12 Gina Papadakis - Girl Empowerment Network: 180 Program Summit Facilitator 13 Rachel Pry - Coats for Kids Second Site Lead 14 Natalie Smith - Provisional Team Leader 15 Tamara Smith - Photography Chair 16 Katie Turner - Community Impact Center Planning & Oversight Committee: Interiors 17 Audrey Walter - Transfer Committee Assistant 18 Katherine Weaver - Provisional 19 Ashley Weisz - Food In Tummies Education Assistant 20 Rachel Zander - Coats for Kids Chair and Food In Tummies (FIT) PR Coordinator 21 Sally Hall - Provisional 22 Kimberly Wereley - Researchers & Spring Events Committee 23 Mary Stratmann - Spring Events Adult & Children's Events CoChair 24 Shelley Davis - Researchers 25 Mimi Braun - Technology Committee:Project Manager - A Christmas Affair


The Junior League of Austin annually sustains a community program called Food In Tummies (FIT). Developed in 2009, FIT helps local children who suffer from food insecurity. Food insecurity occurs when someone does not have consistent or reliable access to a sufficient amount of nutritious food. FIT helps ensure that children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program, a program which offers free or reduced cost meals to school children, have weekend nourishment. These children often rely on meals provided at school for their nutrition during the week. However, since the National School Lunch Program only provides weekday meals, kids who depend on the program may go without food for the entire weekend. Research shows that children who go hungry over the weekend but begin getting regular food again on Monday may take until Wednesday to recover from their weekend hunger. Problematically, children who are hungry or recovering from hunger often cannot focus in the classroom. Volunteers for FIT put together approximately 1,400 backpacks of food each week for 34 weeks to students at Hillcrest Elementary and Baty Elementary, two schools in Del Valle Independent School District where 97% of the students are economically disadvantaged and eligible for the National School Lunch Program. An estimated 12,000 pieces of healthy food are delivered weekly by FIT volunteers. Each school year, the members of the League’s Provisional class work hard to ensure that FIT runs smoothly.

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“FIT is one of the big reasons why I decided to join The Junior League,” Provisional Class member Toni Galea said. “When I learned about the impact FIT has on kids in our community, I immediately knew that I wanted to become involved.” The Provisional class consists of members who are in their first year of League membership. Combined, the members of the Provisional class spend thousands of hours preparing the backpacks of food for the children, delivering the backpacks to the schools, and assisting with efforts designed to educate children about nutritional health. “My favorite [activity] so far has been the after school cooking class at Hillcrest Elementary,” Provisional class member Neha Paymaster said. “It was rewarding to be able to provide these young children with knowledge to make smart food choices.” Many members of the Provisional class, such as Terria Hutchinson, have found that volunteering for FIT leaves a meaningful impression on them. “My FIT experience has gone far and beyond what I could have imagined. How a simple blue or green nylon bag could have such a huge impact on a child and his or her family is a humbling experience...I leave this provisional year with so much gratitude and humility, all because of FIT,” Hutchinson said. The League hopes that eventually childhood hunger will be completely eliminated. However, for as long as such programs are needed, the League will strive to continue providing FIT to the Austin community.


FIT volunteers at Baty Elementary

Sustainer Spotlight

Spring Events by Missy Sharpe

Sandy Alcalá, sustainer and The Junior League of Austin (JLA) President 2010-2011, and Cathy Northcutt, sustainer, own Epic Event Design and were able to add their creative touches as sustaining advisers to The Junior League of Austin's spring events this year. Alcalá served as the Bunny Brunch Sustaining Adviser and Northcutt as the Austin Entertains Sustaining Adviser. What made you want to be involved with spring events this year? Cathy Northcutt: I have always liked the event side of things, and the Chair at the time, Natalie Sheridan, asked me to be one of her advisors. I love the idea of a new fundraiser for the League, and I think Austin Entertains is such a great idea and fits the bill of showcasing and supporting women chefs. The committee did a phenomenal job of bringing together top notch female chefs and bartenders to host a fun and exciting event! Sandy Alcalá: I loved the idea of JLA adding these two spring events and was really excited to see them develop last year. With experience in both fundraising and event planning, I want to provide whatever guidance and support is needed.

offer much advice! I would hope that I encouraged them to have fun and enjoy the ride. Meeting so many different people in the JLA was always one of the most memorable experiences for me. Sandy: The importance of expressing gratitude! Love on those in-kind and monetary donors! These events have really tight budgets, and they are only doable through the support from many local supporters and businesses. You can never allow them to feel forgotten, and you can never say THANK YOU too many times!

What has been your favorite part to help plan? Cathy: My business partner, Sandy, and I have an event production and design company, and we also have a floral side to our business. We created the floral arrangements for the event and had such a fun time doing so! The committee allowed us the creative freedom to design whatever we felt would fit the look and feel of the event. Sandy: My favorite part of planning for this event is sharing knowledge and past “lessons learned” experiences to help avoid future mistakes. It is all about passing it forward, and as a sustaining advisor, that is the favorite part of my role. What is your favorite piece of advice you’ve been able to share with the group from your past experience with the League? Cathy: This committee had amazing women who could definitely hold their own! I can’t say that I had to Spring 2018

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Programs and Community Projects The Junior League of Austin

Community Project Partners



American Red Cross



Austin Children’s Shelter



Austin Humane Society



Austin YMBL Sunshine Camp



Austin Zoo



B.I.G. Love Cancer Care Services






Breakthrough Austin



CASA of Travis County



Center for Child Protection



Center for Survivors of Torture



Children’s Diabetes Camp of Central Texas



Drive a Senior Network



Girl Scouts of Central Texas



Girl Empowerment Network (GEN Austin)



Little Helping Hands






Meals on Wheels and More



Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin



Partnerships for Children



R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids



Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas






Shoal Creek Conservancy



Sustainable Food Center



Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid



Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired



NIKKI GRAHAM President, Bank of America Austin

The Arc of the Capital Area



The Christi Center



EDNA RAMON BUTTS Director of Intergovernmental Relations & Policy Oversight, Austin ISD

The Salvation Army



The Settlement Home for Children



The Thinkery



Westcave Preserve



YMCA of Austin



ZACH Theatre










Bigger THAN Us







2017-2018 Community Advisors ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN President, Elizabeth Christian and Associates Public Relations JOHN-MICHAEL V. CORTEZ Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Steve Adler BETSY FOSTER Global VP of Business Development, Whole Foods Market

KARLAN WITT Senior Partner, Cambia Information Group, LLC RON KESSLER Principal, RonKesslerGroup, LLC

Programs of The Junior League of Austin Coats for Kids



BRAD ROBB Executive Director, Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation




FIT (Food in Tummies)



Playhouse Singers




Spanish Immersion “Si”



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UT Spring Project


Con Mi MADRE Scholarships


TOTAL 2017-2018 Community Volunteers & Contributions



TAKING Action KICS (Kids in Cool Shoes) by Missy Sharpe

At Coats for Kids in 2015, the Salvation Army came and gave away 500 pairs of shoes as part of the CFK community fair. The Junior League of Austin (JLA) members saw how much the families loved and needed the shoes. The next year, the CFK committee tried to get the shoes again, but the Salvation Army had discontinued the program. “[The shoe donation] was a bit of a drift from their core mission,” Courtney Clark, KICS co-chair said. “We understood why it made sense for the Salvation Army to stay focused on their main programs, but we knew the families would be disappointed.” That’s when the seed was planted that The Junior League of Austin could do something about this. At Coats for Kids 2016, Clark was there and saw several kids in sandals on distribution day. It was COLD on distribution day, and it had snowed that week. JLA volunteers on distribution day at Guerrero-Thompson Elementary. "We ran the pilot program without a full committee (just Laura Robinson and me, officially placed as “Special Projects.”) On March 2nd and April 6th, generous League volunteers who have other placements, gave their time to come help and be a part of KICS," Co-Chair Courtney Clark said.

There is so much need in the community for kids to have supportive, well-fitting sneakers. Kids can’t be active in flip flops or ill-fitting hand-me-downs. In addition is the problem with childhood obesity and kids’ overall health. But how can a kid play a sport or even run around at recess if they don’t have the right shoes? With the initiative in mind, Clark and fellow JLA active member Laura Robinson have worked all year to create Kids in Cool Shoes (KICS). The initial KIC-off distribution was on April 6 at GuerreroThompson Elementary, with help from Academy to provide the shoes for families. Distribution was during the school day so that transportation wouldn't be a problem for the families. “We think the KICS program has a lot in common with Coats for Kids, because we’re providing children with a tangible item that they NEED in order to stay healthy,” Clark said. “Both coats and shoes are pretty affordable when purchased in bulk, in the grand scheme of things, so we’re able to make a BIG impact for these kids and their families, in a short period of time.”

The Junior League of Austin worked with school personnel for several months to put the program together, knowing that this is an area of high need in our community. When they first met with school leadership, there were stories about kids who were wearing hand-me-down shoes so old that the tongues of the shoes were missing and the soles were worn down.

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Page sponsored by Rekha Akella


KICS is allowing both JLA members and the corporate sponsors who work with them the chance to see the smile on a child’s face when they give them something that they really want. If you'd like to get involved, please contact

"On March 2 the Junior League of Austin brought a team of volunteers to the school to measure the feet of every single student in the school (over 600 students)."

"On Friday, April 6 JLA delivered shoes during morning classes to every child!"

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Sponsors & Donors The Junior League of Austin

The Junior League of Austin thanks the following sponsors for their support of our charitable work in the community. League volunteers serve the community through well-known programs such as Coats for Kids and FIT - Food In Tummies, and also projects with non-profits, increasing their capacity with our members as a volunteer workforce. With every dollar raised for community programs, the League triples its impact when combined with the commitment of our trained volunteers. Thank you again to all of our donors and sponsors!

Benefactor Sponsor CARL C. ANDERSON SR. AND MARIE JO ANDERSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and his wife, Marie Jo, established their family foundation in 1966 with the main goal to help others. The mission of the foundation is: to support medical research seeking the cure and prevention of catastrophic disease; to assist in meeting the essential needs of children; and to enhance the quality of life for elderly persons and those with mental and physical disabilities. The Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation has been a long term supporter of the League and, more specifically, has been a supporter of the FIT program since its inception. With the foundation’s help, the FIT program has expanded and is helping the League work toward our goal of ending weekend hunger for students in Del Valle Independent School District. IBC Bank IBC Bank’s philosophy of “We Do More,” reflects its dedication to the growth and success of not only its customers but the communities it serves as well. Serving customers for 50+ years, IBC continues to work relentlessly to give back to the community on a local level through philanthropic and volunteer endeavors. Since 2009, IBC Bank has been an annual sponsor of The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair. Randalls Randalls Food Market is a committed community partner, working together with its customers to support programs that improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. Randalls is known to get behind non-profit organizations that are important to its customers and their families. Randalls Food Market is proud to be a long-time supporter of The Junior League of Austin working together to enrich the lives of those in our community. Randalls believes that The Junior League of Austin’s programs and remarkable volunteers are a tribute to the strength of women and the power of community.

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Whole Foods Whole Foods Market is proud to be working with The Junior League of Austin's FIT – Food In Tummies Program for the 2017-18 school year to help support Del Valle schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools, and educators, the Whole Kids Foundation® works to provide children with access to fresh, nutritious meals with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Whole Foods Market’s support of the FIT Program is a great opportunity to help fulfill this mission within the Austin community. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bank of America helps improve communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. Needs addressed include: workforce development issues and education, community development, and basic needs. Not only does the Bank of America Foundation help address the immediate need, the foundation helps create a longer term solution for the issue addressed. The foundation plans to invest $2 billion over ten years. Bank of America has been a long term supporter of our FIT program and has made a significant difference in the depth of services we can provide through the JLA FIT program. Spirit 105.9* SPIRIT 105.9, The Spirit of Austin, features Adult Contemporary Christian music where listeners enjoy a fresh variety of music surging in popularity. SPIRIT 105.9 is an encouraging, family-friendly radio station aiming to be a beacon of light to the city of Austin. With live and local programming, families of Austin and Central Texas are kept in mind. The Spirit of Austin fully supports the community they serve and is proud to partner with The Junior League of Austin. Entercom- Majic 95.5 & 94.7 Entercom is the fast-growing, best performing radio company in the country with a vision to entertain, inform and serve fans. Above all, Entercom is committed to making a positive impact on the community. Sterling Events Sterling Events is the caterer of choice for the most stunning and spectacular events in Central Texas. For over 21 years Sterling Events has created unparalleled events for Austin’s social calendar whether it be Weddings, Social and Corporate Events, or Fundraisers. From groups of 20 to 2000, the experienced team at Sterling Events has a long history of executing fabulous social functions of all kinds. From tapas to tents and HVAC too; Sterling Events has everything you could possibly need for your event!

Grand Sponsor

Brandywine Realty Trust As one of the largest real estate companies in the United States, Brandywine Realty Trust works to shape, inspire and connect with the communities in which its employees live and work. A key component of Brandywine's mission is active support of the community. This core principle is fully embraced by corporate management as well as all employees, through service initiatives and financial support of events like A Christmas Affair. Spring 2018


CenterPoint Energy ​CenterPoint Energy is there in everything we do--from 24-hour-a-day television broadcasts, to gourmet gas kitchens, comfortable gas heating, hand-held computers and cellular phone connections. In addition to its commitment to deliver safe and reliable electricity and natural gas, CenterPoint Energy actively engages in addressing the needs of the communities where they live and work. Capitol Chevrolet Owned and operated by the same family for more than 75 years, Capitol Chevrolet is the original Austin Chevrolet dealership. This deep heritage rings true in Capitol Chevrolet's commitment to the community. As a valued local employer, Capitol Chevrolet applauds the hard work and leadership training taking place among the women of The Junior League of Austin. St. David's HealthCare With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $412 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas. iHeartMedia* iHeartMedia and all of its broadcast radio stations are dedicated to inspiring and creating positive change that improves the lives of others. The mission of iHeartMedia Communities is to galvanize local radio and outdoor resources to educate and inspire residents to make a difference within their own communities. AT&T AT&T is committed to improving the communities in which they live and work. From supporting the troops to empowering their employees to volunteer their time and to engage in sustainability and disaster relief efforts, this commitment is evident across all aspects of AT&T's business. Their companywide effort encourages employees to commit to regular, measurable actions that are good for themselves, their communities and/or the company. SWSX, Inc SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals and believe people have the power to change the world for the better. Their social responsibility encompasses initiatives to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment. Funding contributed to providing warm coats for Austin children through the JLA Coats for Kids program.

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Sponsors & Donors

The Junior League of Austin Thanks You

Contributor Foodie Kids David and Dealey Herndon Austin Sports Therapy Austin Regional Clinic Culturemap* Austin Monthly* Austin Kid’s Directory* Diane Grant Edible Austin* Lisa Kennedy Lisa Kaspar Grand Fetch MD Capitol Chevrolet The Sherrill Family FoundationBradywine Realty Trust Deborah Courtney Centerpoint Energy FunFlicks Outdoor Movies of St. David’s Healthcare Texas* AT&T Beth & Bryan Plater iHeart Media* Cindy and Greg Kozmetsky SXSW, Inc Betsy and Chris Kirksey Amanda Beck Foster Patron Holly and Kevin Priestner St. David’s Children’s Hospital Wilhelm Law Firm Tide Dry Cleaners Keller Williams Realty International Andrea Jacobs Design* Tina McCutchin, Amanda Spearman Austin Way* and Patsy Sharbutt Austin Woman* Nancy Edsel Tribeza Magazine* Kurant Events* Emmis Radio- 93.3 KGSR & 103.5 PPD Development, LP BOB FM Austin* Bethany Arazoza Electric Transmission Texas, LLC Antler Mini Storage (ETT) The Barilla Foundation Perfect Cuts of Austin, LLC Denise Breeden Maxwell, Locke, and Ritter LLP* Lauren Corbett* Neiman Marcus* UT Football Wives The Grainger Foundation EPIC Event Design HEB* Hyde Park High School Parent Marquee* Teacher Fellowship Texas Stars Foundation Donald Hammill Foundation Supporter Anne and Robert Prentice Tribute Christina and Thomas Allen Bloody Revolution Balamurugan Cumaresan & James Robertson Vaithehi Muttulingam Quatro Austin-Miranda Darr Bradford Family Foundation Austin Family Magazine* Benevity Community Impact Fund Brides of Austin* Miriam Campbell Jones Kendra Scott Design Kay Guleke FASTSIGNS* Marcia and Bob Bailey Upstream Investment Partners Jenefred and Roland Davies Fair Market* Nikki Reynolds MFI Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation ECG Foundation Benefactor IBC Bank Randalls Food Markets Whole Foods Market Entercom Austin-Majic 95.5 & Mix 94.7* SPIRIT Radio 105.9 * The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Sterling Events

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Herndon Family Foundation and Family Paula and Dan Herd Leslie and Jonathan Moore Dana Fisher Abby Raines* Life in Davenport Rob Roy Living* Mary Scherer Cowgirls and Lace Frank Garcia Austex Moving* Traci Vickers Friend ABC Home and Commerical Services Araminta Sellers Don Ritchie Amber Duke Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody Ron & Eleanor Luke Debbie McGee Paul Ivie Apex Systems Austin Amy and David Dunham Helen Dale Simons Melissa Jackson Carolyn Waddle Ford Marjorie Hooper Ann Moody Michele P. Just-Linder Kelly Breeden Lauren Amador Jennifer Kaufman Premium Products Usa inc* Tiffrany McMillan Muse Med Spa* Ballet Austin* Morgen and Alllen Hardin Nancy Townsend Mary Walcutt Maudie Tex Mex* Reddy Ice Incorporated* Make it Sweet* Nothing Bundt Cakes* Amanda and Jordan Spearman* 3M Company EFT *in-kind sponsor

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