As the Junior League of Milwaukee (JLM) approaches its 100th anniversary in 2015, its members hope to make a greater community impact by establishing a multi-year partnership with an area nonprofit organization.
JLM, an organization promoting voluntarism and leadership development among women, is currently making a call for proposals to local nonprofits interested in building upon its targeted efforts in education, health and nutrition to benefit women and children in greater Milwaukee.
“As we prepare to enter our 100th year in 2015, this is a great opportunity not only to celebrate but also to reinforce the JLM’s dedication to the Milwaukee community for the next 100 years,” said Kay Eilers, JLM president. “In collaboration with a carefully-selected community partner, we look to deepen our commitment through hands-on, direct service opportunities for our members and financial support, and we’re encouraged to see so much interest from local nonprofits.”
The partnership will be made possible through regular volunteer hours fulfilled by JLM’s 600 female members as well as through a pool of finances in the range of $50,000 to $100,000.
Earlier this month, JLM members met with more than 50 representatives for 40 area nonprofits at a forum held to address the proposal process and the goals of the future partnership.
JLM will accept proposals from nonprofits through Tuesday, Sept. 3. Proposals, which are due by 4 p.m., must offer up new programs or projects that support education, health or nutrition. Programs and projects must also incorporate volunteer opportunities and be sustainable for the community.
For more information about submitting a proposal, click here.
Completed proposals can be mailed to JLM at 1060 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.