Keri Scougale - Presidentpresident@jslsummerville.com
Amanda Hughes - Secretarysecretary@jslsummerville.com
Austin Goethe - Member At Largesorc@jslsummerville.com
Lauren Ford - Treasurertreasurer@jslsummerville.com
Lisa Bryngleson - Fund Developmentfunddevelopment@jslsummerville.com
Megan Herman - Communicationscommunications@jslsummerville.com
Danielle Mercer - Community Service Chairservice@jslsummerville.com
Meredith Buddin - Membership Chairmembership@jslsummerville.com
The Junior Service League of Summerville was founded in 1988 by a group of extraordinary women who were interested in bettering Summerville. Since then, the JSL has played a pivotal role in promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the Summerville community. As an organization, we remain committed to serving our community!
Over the last thirty years, the JSL has committed to community projects and community organizations through volunteerism and fund-raising. The JSL, on average, volunteers over 4,000 hours a year to 21 different community organizations and raises funds through events such as Scarecrows on Square, Ghostwalk, and the John Tupper Golf Classic to support grants to community organizations.
JSL has been and will continue to be, an instrumental force for positive change in our community. Our members reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional and personal pursuits. We work together to identify the community’s unmet needs, forge effective partnerships, and promote improvements.
The Junior Service League of Summerville does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age*, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. Any acts of racism or discrimination are not and will not be tolerated by any member of this organization. We are a non-profit organization of women, who support and empower each other to become leaders in our professional lives as well as in our community. As an organization, we are committed to helping better our community through volunteerism and fundraising.
*You must be at least 21 years of age to join due to alcohol being served at meetings and certain events.
The Junior Service League of Summerville, South Carolina is dedicated to reaching out to all women who demonstrate interest in and a commitment to volunteerism.
Our individual and collective efforts will:
- Foster the spirit of volunteerism
- Improve and benefit the Summerville area;
- Build a sense of community
- Facilitate educational and leadership opportunities; and
- Provide charitable contributions to the Summerville community
JSL serves the entire Dorchester County community through service, fundraising and grants. Through the 2020-2021 League Year our members serve partner non-profits such as:
- Clap Your Hands
- Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center/Children In Crisis In Dorchester County (DCAC)
- Dorchester County Community Outreach (DCCO)
- Dorchester Habitat for Humanity
- Dorchester PAWS
- Flowertown Players
- HELP of Summerville
- Katie’s Krops
- Magdalene House of Charleston
- Meals on Wheels of Summerville
- Public Works Art Center
- Summerville Miracle League
- Summerville Orchestra
- Summerville YMCA
- The ARK of SC
Additionally, our fundraisers allow us to raise money that is granted out to Dorchester Districts 2 and 4 schools and local non-profits. During our 2019-2020 League year, we donated over 2,114 volunteer hours and we granted over $45,011.
From time to time Summerville JSL is highlighted in the news for some of our community impacts. Below are some of those articles highlighting how we have supported our community.
September 5, 2020 – Public Works Art Center opens children’s classroom
July 30, 2020 – JSL Summerville Continues to Give Back Despite COVID-19
June 20, 2020 – Public Works Art Center Purchases Building
March 2, 2020 – Junior Service League Donates to DD2
November 18, 2019 – Junior Service League donates to Public Works Art Center