Who We Are

Organization Mission

The Junior League of Greenville, NC is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Community Impact Statement

To decrease hunger and food insecurity in the Greenville community and help foster physical activity and healthy eating habits.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement


The Junior League of Greenville respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We welcome all women who value our Mission and aim to create and retain a membership representing all socio-demographic aspects of our community. We believe that bringing diverse women together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. We are committed to supporting inclusive environments and strive for Junior League of Greenville’s partners, strategies and investments to reflect these core values.

Vision Statement


The Junior League of Greenville, NC, is an organization with the shared goal of creating a
group of women leaders dedicated to empowering one another, positively impacting our
community, and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

Front Row (from left to right):  Ashley Van Liere, Becky Rooks, Erika Taylor
Back Row (from left to right): Amy Becker, Bethaney Ryals, Emma Hodson, Lauren Thorn                                         Not Pictured: Mary Craig Palmatary, Demetria Ratte

2020-2021 Board Members

President: Erika Taylor
President Elect: Emma Hodson
VP of Communications: Lauren Thorn
VP of Community Impact: Becky Rooks
VP of Finance: Mary Craig Palmatary 
VP of Membership: Amy Becker
Recording Secretary: Demetria Ratte
Treasurer: Bethaney Ryals
Nominating: Ashley Van Liere


The Junior League of Greenville, NC (formerly JWA Greenville) is an entirely volunteer-run organization of over 125 women committed to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities and invite you to join us in our ongoing efforts to address our community’s most urgent needs while preparing local women for a lifetime of civic leadership.

Since 2010, JL Greenville NC has provided critical support to community projects, programs, and partners that impact the lives of women, children, and families throughout Greenville and Pitt County. In that time, our direct fundraising efforts have allowed us to gift over $160,000 to different local organizations, including The Ronald McDonald House, RHA Howell Center, The Food Bank of ENC, The Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County, Habitat for Humanity, and Literacy Volunteers.

2020-2023 Strategic Plan