115th Anniversary Year-in-Review
As part of the NYJL General Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 19th Anne Bahr Thompson, Chair of the 115th Anniversary Committee, provided a recap of our notable activities completed in celebration of our 115th year of service to New York City.
Anne began the evening’s presentation by reminding the audience of the committee’s key goal – to promote more engagement among all of our volunteers throughout the NYJL. “Our 115th Anniversary was centered on engaging all of our volunteers in the totality of our work. On connecting us through shared stories that remind us in large part of the impact and importance of our day-to-day work in the community,” she remarked in her opening comments.
She then highlighted a few of our key events:
• We kicked off and ended our 115th year celebrating Mary Harriman’s Birthday.
• We celebrated our community impact last January, “Then & Now” with four of our community partners – Stanley Issacs, WIN, Women’s Prison Association and SCAN – in a VTL.
• In May we hosted a Treasured Sustainer Luncheon bringing some of our longest-term volunteers back to the League
• On October 14 – 19 more than 400 volunteers contributed nearly 1500 hours of service Around the Community, Around the Clock. We worked with 29 different community partners on 62 different activities!
In total, 1,000 volunteers attended 115 events over the course of the year – which will go a long way toward ensuring that volunteers, community partners, and our fellow NYers continue to engage with us over the next 115 years and beyond.