Midday Interview: Junior League of Lincoln’s Centennial Celebration
The Junior League of Lincoln joined Channel 8 News at midday to talk about its upcoming centennial celebration.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Junior League of Lincoln joined Channel 8 News at midday to talk about its upcoming centennial celebration.
The Junior League of Lincoln celebrates 100 years of community development, voluntarism, and empowering female leaders. A centennial celebration and gala open to all community members will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Cornhusker Marriott in downtown Lincoln. Tickets range from $100-150 (VIP tickets available) and can be purchased at https://JLLGIVE.givesmart.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The event will include dinner, drinks, raffles and games. Event check-in begins at 5:15 pm with a plated dinner served from 6:30-7:30 pm. Our keynote speaker will be Stephanie Land, author of the bestselling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, the inspiration for the award-winning Netflix series, Maid. Stephanie will be sharing her personal story; a harrowing saga of struggling to survive and navigate poverty as a single parent. Stephanie’s courageous decision to share her story helps shine a light on similar experiences in our own community and the motivation behind why hundreds of women in Junior League commit to service.
Additionally, a private Junior League of Lincoln member reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Cornhusker Marriott. All JLL members, including provisional, active, active-gold, sustainer, and former members and their guests, are invited to attend and enjoy drinks and appetizers while celebrating the accomplishments of the past century.
Share your support for 100 years of community leadership and voluntarism by tagging @JLLincolnNE and using #JLLCenturyGala and #LandInLincoln. To learn more, follow the Junior League of Lincoln on Facebook, and Twitter. Those interested in joining the Junior League of Lincoln can learn more at https://www.jll.org/.
About Stephanie Land:
Stephanie Land is the author of the bestselling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, which was adapted to the Netflix television miniseries, Maid. As a single mother living below the poverty line and working as a cleaner to make ends meet, her experience relying on social welfare programs has helped inform her writing regarding the lack of support for those living in poverty.
About the Junior League of Lincoln:
The Junior League of Lincoln is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since its inception 100 years ago, the Junior League of Lincoln has contributed over $2,000,000 and over 375,000 volunteer hours to the Lincoln community. The JLL has wholly funded a number of projects, and has also collaborated with a number of social service agencies and other non-profit groups to see projects through to successful completion. There are two Junior Leagues in Nebraska: Lincoln, and Omaha. Over 1,000 women in Nebraska continue a rich history of volunteer service to their metropolitan communities, and a strong commitment to developing leadership and volunteer skills among its members