Lead the Way Luncheon

8th Annual Lead the Way Luncheon, October 3rd 2023

The Lead the Way Luncheon is an opportunity for the community to engage with the Junior League of Grand Rapids and to learn how the League continues to improve the health and wellness of our community through the funding and support of critical community programs. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, and attendees for your kindness and generosity. Your contributions made this year’s event a tremendous success, thank you.

The Junior League of Grand Rapids would like to thank Charisse Mitchell of the YWCA West Central Michigan, for her inspiring testimony of our five-decade long partnership during the 8th annual Lead the Way Luncheon.

Charisse Mitchell is the CEO of the YWCA West Central Michigan. YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism; empower women and girls; and provide peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA provides comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services to child and adult survivors. This includes prevention programming and advocacy for change at the local, state, and national levels – all through a lens of inclusion and anti-oppression.

The Junior League of Grand Rapids is fortunate to continue our partnership with the YWCA under Charisse’s leadership, and we thank her for her continued support of the League.

Please contact jlgrluncheon@gmail.com for additional questions about the event, or to support future Lead the Way Luncheons.

Were you unable to attend and still wish to Donate? Thank you for making a charitable contribution.

Additional sponsorship information can be found in the JLGR 2023-2024 Sponsorship Brochure.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors!

Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the 2023LuncheonFAQ.