Join the JLC for Glowga | August 12, 2017

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Join the Junior League of Cleveland in Market Square at Crocker Park on Saturday, August 12, 2017 for our 2nd annual Glowga: An Evening of Yoga in the Dark. This evening event will touch all of your senses, allowing you to experience your inner and outer glow while supporting the JLC’s Mission of developing the potential of women as civic leaders.

This event happened on August 12, 2017. Stay tuned for upcoming events!


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JLC March GMM Features Panel on Managing Your Personal Brand

Published 3/28/17

The Junior League of Cleveland’s March General Membership meeting featured a great panel discussion with Lisa Zone and Lisa Rose from Dix & Eaton. The panel was moderated by our Director of Communications, Sarah Palagyi. As part of the discussion, our panelists shared their insights on how we can continue to work on and develop our personal brand in today’s connected digital age.

Interested in learning more about personal brand?  Check out this blog from the Dix & Eaton team.




The Junior League of Cleveland Board Approves Motion to Sell the League House

The Junior League of Cleveland Board Approves Motion to Sell the League House.

Published 3/28/17

For the last 31 years, The Junior League of Cleveland has maintained a presence in University Circle by owning and operating a property located at 10819 Magnolia Street to serve as the organization’s headquarters. Over the past several years, the organization has analyzed whether ownership of the existing facility contributes to and furthers its mission of developing women as civic leaders to improve communities. Based upon the conclusion of that analysis, the Junior League’s Board has approved moving forward to seek a potential buyer for the current property.  The Junior League of Cleveland has been a staple in the non-profit arena serving Cleveland for the last 104 years and is committed and focused on spending the next 100 years building a better Cleveland. All inquiries and interested parties should contact



About The Junior League of Cleveland

The JLC is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.  To learn about future JLC events or become a member, please visit

The JLC is a 501(c) (3) organization and a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI).




The Junior League of Cleveland, Inc.

10819 Magnolia Drive

Cleveland, Ohio  44106

(216) 231-6300

JLC Communications Director / Media Contact: Sarah Palagyi |

JLC Event | Poverty Simulation

The Junior League of Cleveland is holding an educational opportunity for members & non-members related to awareness around poverty.  Attendees will participate in an interactive simulation experience in which they will begin to confront and understand the challenges of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. This event promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking experience. Contact: Erica Merritt,

Register here.

Junior League of Cleveland Announces Hilary Golston as Emcee for Girl League

Posted 3/10/17

The Junior League of Cleveland is excited to announce that Hilary Golston will serve as the emcee for our signature community event Girl League.   Girl League, presented by The Junior League of Cleveland, will motivate girls to discover their best selves.   This day-long program will feature hands-on activities and discussion groups to help girls discover how to “Stand Up. Stand Out. Be You!  Learn more about Hilary here.

Contact for more details.

Girl League 2017

Join the women of the Junior League of Cleveland for a day to celebrate empowerment and to inspire confidence. Girl League, presented by the Junior League of Cleveland, will motivate girls to discover their best selves.  Participation is open to any girl from 10 to 14 years of age in the Greater Cleveland area, especially those who may not have had the opportunity to benefit from a Girl Scout experience. This day-long program will feature hands-on activities and discussion groups to help girls discover how to “Stand Up. Stand Out. Be You!

Register for this event today!

Time: May 17, 2019, 8am – 2pm

Location: Cleveland State University, Woodling Gymnasium, 2451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Key Note Speaker: TBA

Community Partners: Cleveland State University, ODA, Boys & Girls Club, Fostering Hope, Girl Scouts, Ohio Guidestone, Rainey Institute, Footpath Foundation, America Scores, and Gem ‘N Me

Questions?  Contact us.

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Junior League of Cleveland Seeks Qualified Scholarship Applicants

CLEVELAND – Jan. 18, 2017 – The Junior League of Cleveland awards scholarship to women at least 17 years old who wish to gain education and/or career training. This year’s application period is open until March 2, 2017.

Applications are open to non-traditional female students in the greater Cleveland area. Grants up to $5,000 may be requested and are awarded annually in May.

Award funds may be used for tuition, transportation costs, books and supplies, childcare, and more.

For an application for the JLC Scholarship or more information about eligibility requirements, please visit

Management Team


Aparna Pillay – *Executive Vice President, 2022 – 2024

Valerie Schenk – Communications Vice President, 2021 – 2023

Jen Bensi – Community Vice President, 2022 – 2023

ChiChi Nkemere – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Vice President, 2022 – 2024

Josephine Hesse – Finance Vice President, 2022 – 2023

Heather Nielsen – Fund Development Vice President, 2022 – 2024

Hillary Maul – Membership Vice President, 2022 – 2024

Michelle Felder – Sustainer Vice President, 2021 – 2023

Chyra White – Training Vice President, 2022 – 2024

Emma Kopp  – Placement Chair, 2022 – 2023





* Board of Directors position, oversees Management Team


Junior League of Cleveland Announces Vendors for Poinsettia Place

Updated: 11/14/16 | Published:10/20/16

Preview our vendors here:


The Junior League of Cleveland is looking forward to our annual holiday fundraiser, Poinsettia Place!  This year’s open-house event provides a one-stop holiday shopping experience, including brunch, mimosas, and locally owned vendors to help cross off everyone on your list. We hope you will join us this giving season as we give back to the Cleveland community.

We’re excited to feature a wonderful list of vendors for the shopping experience.  Keep an eye on this list as we’ll keep updating it as we get more information!

Poinettia Place 2016 Vendors: Banyan Tree, Francis Angelone Photography, Wine and Design, CLE Urban Winery, Lund Studios, Ten Thousand Villages, Emmie’s Homemade, The Sis Kiss, Haven, oakey and B, Jubilee, Stella Arts, Cleveland Candle Company, Pinwheel, Quintana’s Barber Shop & Spa.







Partner with the JLC

The Junior League of Cleveland depends on several sources of resources to support it efforts in the community. We offer a variety of opportunities for giving and recognition. Click here to view the JLC’s Annual Snapshot for 2015-2016 which outlines our community impact.

Check out the video below to learn more about our organization, our partners and our members.  Want to get involved?  Contact us here.