JLRV Directs Attention to Diaper Shortage Through Roanoke Valley Gives

Even through COVID-19, the Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) has not stopped being an organization of women dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Annually, the JLRV invests about $70,000 to better our local communities through training, grants, scholarships, and volunteers, […]

Be Bold. Join the Board.

Passionate. Innovative. Brilliant. Creative. Dedicated. Those are just some of the ways to describe the more than 400 members of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley. It is those qualities that guide us as we serve our neighbors and work to address the challenges our communities face, and it is those same characteristics, combined with […]

Strategy Is Key

Strategic planning is important for every organization and business because it acts as a roadmap to what you want to accomplish. JLRV went through a strategic planning process in 2015-2016. This year, it was time to update our strategic plan. AJLI rolled out a new bootcamp for leagues across the globe. In August, a team […]

JLRV Collects More Than 3,000 Items During Carilion Children’s Toy Drive

Roanoke, VA, December 8, 2020 – The first ever Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) toy drive was a huge success thanks to you! The holidays are going to be much brighter for children in the Carilion Children’s hospital thanks to community donations. Because of COVID-19 safety guidelines, children must remain in their hospital rooms. […]

Over $40,000 Awarded in Community Grants

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ROANOKE VALLEY ANNOUNCES OVER $40,000 AWARDED IN COMMUNITY GRANTS ROANOKE – Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV), a non-profit organization committed to training women as civic leaders, announces it will be distributing $44,671.00 in funding to community partners that support its community focus. The JLRV’s focus is addressing poverty by connecting the […]

Ruth Ellen Kuhnel

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) is saddened to hear of the passing of Ruth Ellen Kuhnel. Ruth Ellen was President of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley in 2001-2002. Janet Frantz, another JLRV Past President, spoke to how articulate, witty, and incredibly bright Ruth Ellen was. “Ruth Ellen has a way of leveling […]

Getting Fit

By: Brittny McGraw It’s happened to the best of us: a new year rolls around and you decide it’s finally time to get your fitness game back on track. You buy a new workout wardrobe (because of course if you look good, you feel good and you perform better), join a gym and plan to […]

Lutheria Smith: League Connections Foster Deeper Community Connections

By: Jessie Coffman A transfer from the Junior League of Washington (DC), Lutheria Smith learned quickly about the importance of connection to the League. Her first JLRV placement, while she enjoyed the work itself, was isolated from other members of the League. In our conversation, she shared many examples of her strong connection to the […]

Self Care for Personal and Collective Strength

By: Katie Kane This issue is focused on strength and how as a group of strong, kind, talented, and compassionate women, we can use our collective strength to have the largest positive impact on our local community in the Roanoke Valley. We possess strength that is unique to each of us and we share our […]