The Rummage Pre-Sale Party is THIS Friday!


Join us at the Rummage Pre-Sale Party! An exclusive event for friends and family of the Junior League of Phoenix to shop the Rummage Sale before the general public while enjoying a catered meal, silent auction, and fun!

Note: all rummage items are double priced at the pre-sale party.

When: Friday, February 24 I 6 – 10 p.m.
Where: Arizona State Fair Grounds – Exhibition Building
1826 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, 85007

This year’s Pre-Sale Party will include:

  • Dinner catered by Chipotle  
  • Gourmet sweets and treats from local bakeries
  • Live music by: 
  • 80th Anniversary Step & Repeat
  • Popcorn machine
  • Silent auction, raffle and a balloon dart wall
Rummage Pre-Sale Party Ticket Options
A sampling of our Rummage Pre-Sale Party ticket options are below! Find more ticket options at 
$250 Premier 2 Ticket Package
  • 2 tickets
  • First access to the sale at 4:30 p.m.
  • Champagne dedicated for Premier Ticket Holders
  • Catered meal with premium seating
  • 4 drink tickets
  • JLP engraved tote bag
  • Surprise takeaway item
  • Recognition in the JLP Rummage program
$60 VIP Single Ticket
  • 1- hour early entrance at 5 p.m.
  • Catered meal with preferred table seating
  • 2 drink tickets
$40  General Admission Ticket
  • Entrance to the party at 6 p.m.
  • Catered meal (no assigned seating)
  • 1 drink ticket

Purchase Your Tickets Today!


10 Ways to Promote the 80th Anniversary JLP Rummage Sale!

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Our 80th-annual Rummage Sale is almost here! We are anticipating another great event and have an incredible amount of new and gently used items ready to be sold. Now we are asking for your help in getting the word out on our event.

Here are 10 easy ways you can help us promote this event!

  1. Download this flier and share it with friends, families, and colleagues. Ask permission from your community organizations to post the flier on their bulletin boards.
  2. Share the JLP Rummage Event on your Facebook page
  3. Tweet about Rummage and tag our handle, @juniorleaguephx Or retweet one of our Rummage posts, like this one
  4. Know someone who is uninsured or underinsured and qualifies for our free mammogram program? Tell them about the mobile mammography unit that will be available for appointments starting at 8am the day of the sale and offering 40 FREE mammograms thanks to the generous support from Fry’s Food Stores and Desert Cancer Foundation.
  5. Follow us on Instagram (@juniorleaguephx) and share this insta post on your account
  6. Share our blog post on your social media accounts
  7. Purchase a ticket to the Rummage Pre-Party! An Exclusive event that provides friends and family of the Junior League of Phoenix an opportunity to shop the Rummage Sale before the general public while enjoying a catered meal, silent auction and fun! Note prices of Rummage items are doubled on Friday night.
  8. Change your Facebook, and Twitter Cover Photo to support Rummage!
  9. Start a trend! Include the hashtags #jlprummage,  #retrorummage #jlprummage2017,  #iamjlp,  #juniorleague,  #jlp on your social media posts
  10. Forward this email on to your family and friends!
We are looking forward to a fun and successful day on February 25, and look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your support!


Information Sessions to join the 2017-2018 JLP Provisional Class are now open!


Do you want to join the Junior League of Phoenix? The “JLP” is a group of 300 active members (and 1000 total members) committed to developing the potential of women, promote volunteerism and improve communities through the service of trained volunteers. Each year, we welcome a new group of Provisional (1st year) members to explore how the JLP can benefit them, and how they in turn can benefit the League and the Phoenix community. We hope you will join us!

It is required for all potential members to attend an information session. At this session, you will meet active members, get an overview of the provisional program and required components, and receive an application. Sign up for one of our twelve info sessions, many of which are graciously hosted in the homes of our members.

To sign up for an information session, click here! If you have questions, please reach out to Jessica Eldridge at .

Date Host Area

 (address listed in sign up link)

Tuesday March 7

6:30- 8pm

The Home of Jessica Gabry Biltmore Area


Sunday March 12


The Home of Kristine Thompson North Phoenix


Thursday, March 30


The Home of Caitlyn O’Non Central Phoenix


Sunday April 2


The Home of Regina Fischer East Valley


Tuesday April 11


The Home of Dana Brown North Phoenix


Saturday, April 15


The Home of Danielle Arsenault Scottsdale


Tuesday, April 18


The Home of Stephanie O’Connell Arcadia


Friday April 28


The Home of Farrah Hauke Old Town Scottsdale


Sunday April 30


The Home of Jessica Eldridge West Valley


Wednesday May 3


Phoenix Country Club (precedes the JLP General Membership Meeting) Central Phoenix


Monday May 8


The Home of Kathy Mitchell Central Phoenix


Tuesday May 16


The Home of Kristi Ward East Valley


(Un)-happy Valentine’s Day?

ajli-1What does Valentine’s Day have to do with teen dating violence awareness?

In 2017, more than you might expect.

First, Valentine’s Day falls in February, of course, which is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

This year, Valentine’s Day has also been designated Wear Orange Day, in which supporters of all ages wear orange – whether clothing, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry or shoes – to demonstrate their support of healthy dating relationships. (This is an offshoot of the “orange” movement, which uses the color orange as a universal symbol of the fight against violence against women and girls.)

And, if that’s not enough, Respect Week takes place during Valentine’s Day week (February 12-18) and provides a framework for young people to continue the fight against dating violence with awareness events and social media.

The sponsor of Wear Orange Day and Respect Week is The nonprofit, which strives to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse, provides these statistics to demonstrate the seriousness of the problem:

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
  • One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
  • One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

(The love is respect initiative is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which Junior League members MariBen Ramsey and Christine Benero wrote about here in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2016.)

Junior Leagues are approaching the problem in a wide range of ways.

The Junior League of Ann Arbor/Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research Domestic & Dating Violence Prevention Endowment Fund tackles it directly by providing a sustainable resource for the education and prevention of dating and domestic violence that supports innovative, early intervention and prevention programs.

Strong Girls, Bright Futures, a project of the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties, seeks to make a difference in the lives of girls in the 5th through 8th grades by coaching them on how to make positive choices and think critically.

Positively More, a project of the Junior League of Greenwich, is designed to give pre-teen girls the tools to avoid compromising situations, lessen the consequences of potential conflicts and identify lessons learned by those challenges.

The Junior League of Little Rock’s Families and Community Together (FACT) initiative pairs JLLR mentors with pregnant and parenting female teens to encourage the participants to stay in school, delay future pregnancies and learn positive parenting skills. The League’s Girls Realizing Opportunity Within (GROW) is designed to help adolescent girls establish and improve their self-esteem and self-image in order to develop an inner confidence and to promote positive life choices.

*This article was originally published in connected, an official publication of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., and has been reprinted with permission.

CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Junior League of Phoenix Community Leadership and Outreach (CLO) Committee will be hosting the first ever JLP CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo. The purpose of the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo is to provide training for JLP members with community leadership training and to create opportunities for them to practice those skills. This is a full day event that will have two parts. First, the theme of the Community Leadership Summit this year is Personal Branding, because we want every JLP member to feel confident about sharing their skills with the broader Phoenix community. To train JLP members in personal branding, the following seminars will be offered:

  • Power of Gratitude: Your Perfect Thank You Note: Jennifer Carusetta, Executive Director Health System Alliance of Arizona
  • Your Personal Mission Statement: Rebecca Clyde, Ideas Collide CXO & Co-Founder
  • Your Personal Elevator Speech: Rachel Egboro, Co-Founder Phoenix Storyline Collective
  • Your Personal Resume: Jessica Gabry, External Relations and Development Director
  • The Basics: Your Personal Brand and Social Media: Sakura Considine and Lorena Garcia, Co-Founders Bloguettes
  • See and Be Seen: Social Engagement: Maura Goldsberry, Freelance Nonprofit Professional
  • The Power of Business Cards & Personal Stationary: John Monteith, Account Executive Alphagraphics
  • Headshots and Photography: Marion Rhodes, Owner Marion Rhodes Photography
  • Personal Cover Letter: (TBD)

In addition to the seminars, approximately thirty local nonprofit organizations will participate in the Expo. Each organization will have two opportunities within their organization that they would like to fill with a JLP member. The end goal is for each attendee to leave with a complete personal branding toolkit that is ready for immediate deployment and some practice deploying it.

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Over the next few weeks, we will be posting presenter bios so that everyone can read about the fabulous and generous community members that have agreed to share their knowledge with the members of the JLP.

This event has been graciously sponsored by a number of organizations in the community that believe in the potential of the ladies of the JLP to be the future leaders of our community. Wells Fargo has graciously agreed to host the day’s activities at their Connections Center and the Gratitude Hour at the Wells Fargo History Museum where JLP members and other participants will be able to see the original Wells Fargo stagecoaches that brought the earliest financial services to settlers in the Western states. Pei Wei Asian Diner has generously agreed to provide lunch to all the event participants and presenters to ensure that everyone has a freshly made, nutritious lunch. Lastly, the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation believed in CLO, before CLO even existed by providing the seed grant that got the Community Leadership Program started and got Summit and Expo going.


For more information about the CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo, please contact CLO at or (602) 234-3388 x228.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!


The Junior League of Phoenix’s (JLP) 80th Annual Rummage Sale is only a few short weeks away! The JLP Rummage Sale is Arizona’s largest indoor garage sale boasting thousands of bargains, including formal dining room sets, patio sets, big screen TVs, bikes of all sizes and types, baby clothes, books, designer purses, jewelry and collectibles, fax machines and office equipment, even brand new merchandise, and more!

All proceeds from the Rummage sale benefit our local community programs and training sponsored by the JLP. As our largest fundraiser, the event saw over 3,200 shoppers and raised more than $103,000 in 2016. As we celebrate our 80th Anniversary of this sale, we hope to exceed those numbers, making this year’s the BEST SALE YET!

In addition to the amazing sale items, the JLP will be offering 40 FREE mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women thanks to the generous support of Fry’s Food Stores and the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona. Over the past 16 years, the JLP has provided over 600 free mammograms through this program.

The JLP Rummage Sale By the Numbers

80 Years – Hosted by the Junior League of Phoenix

50,000 – Volunteer hours donated

$7 million – raised to benefit the Phoenix community

180,000 – community members engaged

140 – community projects supported by the proceeds from the Rummage sale




When: Saturday, February 25 I 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Arizona State Fair Grounds – Exhibition Building

The Rummage Sale is divided into two sessions; the morning session is held from 8 a.m. – noon and the afternoon session is held from 1 – 4 p.m. Admission to the morning session is $5 at the door, while admission to the afternoon session is free. All items are 50% off during the afternoon session.

For more information visit or our Facebook page.

We can’t wait to see you there!



CLO Fireside Chat featuring Cassidy Campana, Principal, AZ Strategies

On February 8, 2017, the Junior League of Phoenix Community Leadership and Outreach (CLO) Committee will be hosting a small-group, members-only speaker meeting featuring Cassidy Campana, Principal, AZ Strategies. This is the fourth event in an eight-part series of “fireside chats” where established community leaders are invited to share their wisdom and experiences with JLP members that are (or are interested in becoming) up and coming community leaders. The CLO speaker series has been generously funded by the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation to increase available training opportunities for JLP members.

About Cassidy

cassidyCassidy, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, has worked in the Arizona market for more than 20 years as a public relations, marketing and political consultant. She has worked in numerous aspects of communications and message management including public relations, strategic planning, community engagement, and client services.

She currently works with a variety of companies and nonprofits including DMB, the ASU’s Lodestar Center, the Arizona Multihousing Association and others in a variety of capacities. For ASU, Cassidy is the program manager of the ASU Lodestar Center’s American Express Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for nonprofit executives.

She currently serves on the boards of the Mesa Arts Center Foundation and Charter 100.  Over the years, she has served as a board member for Valley Leadership, the Governor’s 9-11 Memorial Commission and the KAET Community Advisory Board.  A graduate of Valley Leadership Class XXV, she served as the chair for the Leadership Institute for a number of years.

Cassidy has earned the PRSA Copper Anvil Award of Excellence and she holds a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in Political Science.

For more information about the CLO Fireside Chat series, please contact CLO at or (602) 234-3388 x228.

5 Ways to Support the JLP HealthFest


JLP Members, Supporters, And Sponsors

Our inaugural HealthFest is coming up THIS Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. at Kiwanis Park (North Soccer Field) l! The HealthFest is a FREE* family-friendly event that features health and wellness vendors, activities, bounce houses, cooking and fitness demonstrations and FREE health screenings.

  • Free pediatric dental screening and fluoride varnish for children 0-17
  • Free BMI, Glucose, Cholesterol Testing
  • Free Parenting Workshops
  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Cardinal’s Big Red Mascot
  • Blood Drive
  • Free Personal Hygiene goodie bags (one per family, first come first serve)

When: Saturday, January 21  I 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Kiwanis Park (North Soccer Field)    5203 S. Ash Ave.    Tempe, AZ 85283

Here are 5 easy ways you can help us promote this event!
  1. Download this flier and share it with friends, families, and colleagues. Ask permission from your child’s school, local church and/or community organization to post the flier on their bulletin boards.
  2. Share this post on your Facebook page or retweet this post on your Twitter account
  3. Share our blog post on your social media accounts and tag our handle, @juniorleaguephx
  4. Give blood and save lives at United Blood Center’s mobile bus that will be at the HealthFest! Register at using Sponsor Code: JuniorLeaguePhx OR email JLP President, Cathy Comer
  5. Start a trend! Include the hashtags #jlphealthfest , #iamjlp #juniorleague #jlp on your social media posts


We are looking forward to a fun and successful day on January 21 and are excited to see you there.

Thank you for your support!


The HealthFest Team

*This event is free to the public thanks to the generous support of General Mills


HealthFest is one week away!


WHAT: Hosted by the Junior League of Phoenix (JLP), HealthFest is a family-friendly event that features health and wellness vendors, activities, bounce houses, cooking and fitness demonstrations and FREE health screenings.

–          Free pediatric dental screening and fluoride varnish for children 0-17

–          Free BMI, Glucose, Cholesterol Testing

–          Free Parenting Workshops

–          Bounce Houses

–          Face Painting

–          Cardinals Big Red Mascot

–          Blood Drive

–          Free Personal Hygiene goodie bags*

*One per family, first come first serve

Enjoy a variety of raffle prizes including:

–          AZ Diamondback Tickets

–          Win Free Salad for a year!

–          Classic Cooking Academy Kids Cooking Summer Camp Tuition

WHEN: Saturday, January 21st from 10am – 2pm

WHERE: Kiwanis Park Soccer Fields, 5203 S. Ash Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85283

SPONSORSHIP:  Generously sponsored by a grant from General Mills