Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin Receives Prestigious “JL” Award for Fund Development
RALEIGH, NC - The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin (JLCD) received Honorable Mention for The Association of Junior Leagues International’s prestigious “JL” Award for Fund Development at the organization’s 87th Annual Conference for Art Harvest, one of the largest art shows in Tampa Bay with an attendance of more than 50,000 people in a single weekend each year.
Art Harvest brings over 220 juried fine artists from all over the world, showcases art from local school children and provides children hands-on art experiences through targeted educational activities. Over the past four years the event has netted a total of over $250,000, has provided important funding and a broadened artistic vision for the city, and has led to the creation of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and the David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum.
“As a première women’s leadership organization, our League has made a commitment to excellence in fund development,” said Felicia Leonard, President of JLCD. “We are thrilled that our international Association has recognized our efforts and lifted them up as a model program for Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.”
“The Leagues do an outstanding job of creating programs that promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities,” said Debbie Brown Robinson, 2008-2010 President of the Association. “The ‘JL’ Awards recognize and highlight outstanding League accomplishments that serve as examples for League members in 293 different communities.”
The award was presented at a banquet attended by representatives from 293 Junior Leagues in four countries.
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