Interest Groups

Partnering with nonprofits throughout the Acadiana area is an important aspect to the Mission of Junior League of Lafayette. Each year, several members of the League are selected to serve as representatives on the boards of directors of other nonprofit organizations. As volunteers well trained in nonprofit operations, Junior League members can offer advisory support to these outstanding organizations. League members understand how committees and boards function and work together to achieve a common mission. Agencies interested in having a Junior League of Lafayette member serve in board positions should contact the Community Vice President at League headquarters for more information.

Nonprofit organizations that Junior League of Lafayette takes a special interest in and has members who serve on their boards are listed below:

Acadiana
Center for
the Arts

Acadiana
Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disaster

Roya Boustany,
Active
Grace Gallaspy,
Active

Boys & Girls
Clubs of Acadiana

Children’s Museum
of Acadiana

Ayesha Martin,
Active
Margo Dugas,
Active

Healing House

The Family Tree

Amanda Owen,
Active
Jessica Allain,
Active

Hearts
of Hope

Lafayette Parish
Public Library Foundation

Melanie Traylor,
Active
Christina Victor,
Active

Maddie’s
Footprints

Miles Perret
Cancer Services

Maggie Simar,
Sustainer
Dustii O’Brien,
Sustainer

 

Junior League of Lafayette is also represented in Leadership Institute of Acadiana through the active involvement of Junior League of Lafayette President and President-Elect. Junior League of Lafayette has received the Outstanding Nonprofit Award from Better Business Bureau and was recently recognized as “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization” awarded by Planned Giving Council of Acadiana.