JB+A is pleased to announce our President + CEO Jeffrey Byrne has accepted a position as a Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, Community Advisor. JLKCMO depends on the advice and expertise of professionals in the Kansas City area to assist with fundraising, marketing and public relations, community relationships, training and governmental relations. Jeffrey will serve alongside 11 fellow community leaders representing diverse sectors and expertise and will work with Junior League’s Executive Director Celeste Greenlee, who serves as a liaison to the Advisors.
JLKCMO is a nonprofit association of women whose mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1914, JLKCMO has had a huge impact on the Kansas City community by partnering with more than 350 agencies, donating more than $16,200,000 and completing more than 2,300,000 hours of volunteer service.
“I am excited and honored to be part of such an impactful organization,” shares Jeffrey. “Its strong history of accomplishments illustrates Junior League is a force in Kansas City, helping address the specific challenges facing our community over time.”
As a Community Advisor, Jeffrey will contribute his community and fundraising knowledge to JLKCMO and its Board of Directors. His three-year term begins in August with the annual meeting.
JLKCMO has been an integral part of the Greater Kansas City nonprofit landscape, starting several initiatives including the Nelson Atkins Museum Docent program, the CASA project of Jackson County, the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, the Children’s Place and Jazzoo. JLKCMO members research areas of need throughout Kansas City and educate each other and the community about those issues. Currently, JLKCMO’s focus area is Women and Children. There are currently 1,400 Junior League of Kansas City members that live, work and serve throughout our metro area.
To learn more about JLKCMO, click here.