Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with help from the NYJL!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2016? Looking for a few new workouts to add to your routine? The NYJL is here to help you create a few new healthy habits!

NYJL Run Club

NYJL Run Club

Whether you are a serious runner, an amateur, or just trying to get back in shape, the NYJL Run Club would like you to join them for on the first Saturday of every month as they run (jog/walk) the four-mile loop or, if you’re feeling ambitious, the six-mile loop through Central Park. The group meets at the Central Park Boathouse at 9:30 a.m. and after the run, reconvenes at the Boathouse for brunch. The first run of the year is this Saturday, January 9. For more information and to join the mailing list, contact the NYJL Run Club.

News Log Moves

NYJL Moves!

Prefer your workouts indoors? NYJL volunteers receive exclusive discounts at barre3 West Village and all New York City exhale spa locations through the NYJL Moves! program. To take advantage of these special offers, head to your volunteer portal homepage and see more details in the News & Reminders section. For more information on new partners and upcoming events, keep checking the NYJL Moves! webpage and the Friday Flash.

NYJL’s new interactive timeline

NYJL's interactive timeline, highlighting 115 years of volunteer service in New York City

To celebrate the New York Junior League’s nearly 115 years of community work, we’ve put together an interactive timeline that highlights the dedication of NYJL volunteers.

In 1901, our founder Mary Harriman was moved by the deprivation she saw in New York City, and she did something about it. She encouraged 80 young women to go into the settlement houses on the Lower East Side to do hands-on social work among those in need and formed the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements. In her time, she was taking on some of NYC’s toughest and most critical issues. She believed that the Junior League was organized as a means of expressing the feelings of social responsibility for conditions which surround us.

And it has been up to us to continue that legacy. And indeed, we have—for nearly 115 years.

Like Mary Harriman, we all find ourselves linked together here by spirit, courage, a love of our community, and the wish to make a difference. In that spirit, we continue to be at the forefront of tackling society’s most pressing issues. Addressing and acting as advocates on critical issues including human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, literacy, and others.

As NYJL volunteers, our unwavering commitment is to our community. We work hard to continue to develop exceptionally qualified leaders who identify our community’s most urgent needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that improve lives and also, importantly, change the way people think.

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Have you met your match?

Have you met your match? Donate to the NYJL Annual Fund! - New York Junior League

Your generous donations to the New York Junior League improve our community and train our volunteers. Your company’s matching gift can turbocharge the impact of your contribution. According to GivingUSA, approximately 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs and corporations overall give more than $3 billion cash to nonprofit organizations each year. But unfortunately, at least $10 billion in workplace matching funds go unclaimed each year, per Great NonProfits.

Last year, the Annual Fund received $23,092 in corporate matching gifts thanks to the corporations listed below. Confirm your employer’s giving policies by asking your internal Human Resources department, or you can search online for companies with matching gift programs. Please help the Junior League capture donations from your company this year. Together we can make a difference in the future of our organization and our community.

Please help us meet our $140,000 goal by donating today!

Companies with matching gift programs:

Alliance Bernstein
American Express
Bank of America
Morgan Stanley
King Street Capital Management
Deutsche Bank
Gannett Foundation
Goldman Sachs & Co
JP Morgan Chase
Media Vest Worldwide
Morgan Stanley
The Economist
Thomson Reuters Holdings Inc.
West Monroe Partners

NYJL Receives Kashi and GM Foundation Grants

NYJL Receives Kashi and GM Foundation Grants - New York Junior League

The New York Junior League is excited to announce that it received two grants during the 2013-14 NYJL year.

The Kashi grant, facilitated through AJLI, provides $3,500 in funding for the CHEF committee to expand their healthy eating program for low-income NYC families. Under the direction of the Board Development committee, CHEF committee co-chairs Marissa Vicario and Brook Christopher made a compelling case for expanding the CHEF program into four additional community centers and offering more one-day nutrition sessions for enrollees, along with supplies for pop-up kitchens for healthy cooking demonstrations.

In addition, a corporate grant from the GM Foundation resulted in $2,500 in funding for general NYJL operating expenses. Volunteer Jennifer Kimura, an employee at General Motors, nominated the NYJL for a corporate grant from the GM Foundation. Board Development co-chair Linda Fraser proudly accepted a $2,500 check from the group in May.

If your employer offers foundation funding opportunities or if you’re aware of grant opportunities that align nicely with the NYJL’s mission, please contact the NYJL COO.

NYJL Offering Dempsey & Carroll Charitable Gift Cards

Dempsey and Carroll

As we enter the holiday season, we all search for just the right gifts for those special people in our lives. This year, consider giving a gift that will live well-beyond the season – make a donation to the New York Junior League’s Annual Fund in honor of your loved ones.

The NYJL Annual Fund helps support the upkeep of the Astor House (built in 1927 for Vincent Astor and designated a landmark in 1966 by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission) as well as our community endeavors. The Annual Fund is the way to make the most immediate impact in support of the NYJL mission. Dollars raised in previous years have gone to support efforts including the renovation of the Astor House garden, as well as the purchasing of BigBelly Solar units for Tompkins Square Park.

For $100 you will receive five limited-edition Dempsey & Carroll acknowledgement cards which you can then, in turn, wrap up as a holiday package for your special gift recipients.

You can donate to the NYJL Annual Fund in honor of a friend or family member, or visit us at Golden Tree.

*Image courtesy of Pretty Pink Tulips.