President’s Message

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Junior League of Reno.

We are the Junior League of Reno, 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.

Our mission and purpose are guided by the greatest underlying needs of the community and our internal drive of building women into active community leaders. For more than 40 years, we have and continue to, implement programs that fulfill specific areas in the community that need our attention the most. Our current focus is to decrease childhood hunger and childhood food insecurity.

The Junior League of Reno is committed to making a difference. Our organization is unique. We are essentially a 100% volunteer organization; we are powered by the passion of our volunteers, support from our generous donors, and fundraisers. This means your funds directly help us do more for the families, children, employees, volunteers, business leaders, and other friends and neighbors who make Northern Nevada a wonderful place to live.

I am proud to serve as this year’s President. I’m also excited to start implementing our new Strategic Plan for the next 3 years. I’m looking forward to growing and maintaining an engaged and informed membership, ensuring a culture of diversity equity and inclusion, ensuring financial integrity and stability, maintaining clear communications messaging and branding, welcoming and engaging transfer members, establishing effective data and donor management and exploring a governance management restructure.

I would like to personally thank all of Junior League of Reno’s Members and Sustainers. This organization wouldn’t be what it is today without each and every one of you. I’m looking forward to diving right in and making this the year of fun with more in person meetings and events as our state continues to open back up.

One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

The more you put into the Junior League, the more you get out of it. The more you put into developing yourself as a leader, the more our community will be impacted. As you grow, we grow. Last year we were Better Together, this year the possibilities are endless!


Karri Hurwitz
President, 2021 – 2022