Welcome from the President

Excitement abounds for the 2023-24 Junior League of Grand Rapids year! Excitement to be back to an engaging and connected in-person league environment. Excitement to continue decades long partnerships. Likewise, excitement to build new partnerships as we enter a community focus area shift. Excitement to continue to train and empower female leadership for generations to come. Excitement to Find the Good. Last but certainly not least, excitement to plan and drive momentum for our 100 Year Celebrations.

I am honored to lead JLGR and the excitement this 99th League year. Our history and impact in the community over 99 years has been grand and our traditions strong. Strong, but not inflexible. I believe our ability to grow and pivot with the community has been imperative to thriving for decades.

It is my goal this year to lead with an unrelenting appreciation of our past and an excitement for our future. We encourage you to join in on the excitement with us through membership, as a donor, as a sponsor, or even as a networking connector. I’m always eager to talk about JLGR. Please reach out to me at jlgrpresident@gmail.com at any time.

Jessica Bernhardt
99th President
Junior League of Grand Rapids