Keri Scougale - President

Cari Moore Lawson - President Elect

Amanda Hughes - Secretary

Austin Goethe - Member At Large

Lauren Ford - Treasurer

Maggie Jackson - Assistant Treasurer

Lisa Bryngleson - Fund Development

Megan Herman - Communications

Danielle Mercer - Community Service Chair

Meredith Buddin - Membership Chair

Beth Myers - Past President

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 2018-2019 League Year our members serve partner non-profits such as:

  • Doors to Freedom
  • Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Dorchester Habitat for Humanity
  • Dorchester Museum
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • High School Injury Prevention Coalition
  • Katie’s Krops
  • Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc
  • Lowcountry Home of Hope
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Summerville Orchestra
  • Summerville YMCA
  • The Ark
  • The Flowertown Players
  • The Help of Summerville
  • Vantage Point Foundation

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 2017-2018 League year, we donated over 4,000 volunteer hours and we granted over $23,000.