2017 - 2018 Capitalines Committee Editor Missy Sharpe Editor-Elect Kendall Guinn Head Designer Sun Connor Ad Sales Chair Kristen Harmon Head Writer Rekha Akella Designers Paige Canady Sarah Heidler Ad Sales Rachel Rogers Melissa Ulrich Writer Karen Killough Photography Sandra Nava Sustaining Adviser Andrea Lofye
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
Photos by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios
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