The Role of a Sustainer in the Junior League
A Sustainer is a member of the Junior League who has completed the minimum seven-year service requirement to the Junior League of Northern Westchester. A Sustainer in good standing is obligated to pay dues but she is not required to attend meetings or perform volunteer service within our Junior League programs. However, for many JLNW members, transitioning from Active to Sustainer status marks not the end of their commitment to the League and the community they serve – but rather a “new beginning.” Our Sustainers remain actively involved in League work, by having their own committee, serving as advisors on Active committees, helping mentor our League’s Board of Directors, participating in our Holiday Sharing Drive and other league projects, and engaging in fundraising. In addition to the League projects, the Sustainer membership remains closely connected through a host of social events.
The JLNW recognizes the enormous talent and mentorship we have right here in our own community and value the involvement of our Sustainers.
Many of our Sustainers started as volunteers in the Junior League and have gone on to serve as leaders in other charity organizations in the greater community. They take what they have learned out into the community and demonstrate the effectiveness of trained volunteers on community boards of directors, on school boards, in elected office and on a variety of community, school and church activities within their area of interest.