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 www.jlaustin.org 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.