2022 Rising Star Award
Junior League of DeKalb County
Aprille L. Moore of the Junior League of DeKalb County embodies what it means to be a Junior League civic leader.
When Aprille became a Provisional Member of the Junior League of DeKalb County in September 2019, it was quickly apparent that she lived by the motto “see a need, fill a need.” With each service project she works on, she epitomizes the Mission of The Junior League, jumping at the opportunity to lead projects and engage with community partners who regularly lean on her leadership. During her first active year, Aprille went above and beyond to acquire donations to the Clarkston Community Food Pantry during the Thanksgiving Food Drive, ultimately donating half of the total donation the pantry received. The following Thanksgiving, she once again brought in the largest donation to support the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.
During Aprille's provisional year, she became an informal leader within her cohort, offering innovative programing ideas, encouraging peers to attend activities and trainings, and providing inspirational messages when their provisional year was interrupted due to COVID-19. In May 2020, she earned the Spirit of the League Award, given to the provisional member who displays a passion for service, a love of the League's Mission, and a desire to become a leader in the Junior League of DeKalb County and the community. For the 2020-2021 League year, Aprille was selected to serve as the Member Connections Chair. Under her leadership, the Member Connections Committee began making personal phone calls to members on their birthdays, started a walking club, and continued to host engaging virtual activities for members. Aprille is now Vice President of Fund Development, where she is known for encouraging a collaborative effort across Councils to execute programming. She is also a Member of the AJLI Women of Color Affinity Group, as well as a Nominating Committee Member on a three-person Committee and an inaugural WOC Legacy Keeper who contributed above her WOC membership dues to invest in other women. Aprille’s continuous display of service and leadership led the President of the Junior League of DeKalb County to present her with the 2021 Chandani Algeo Shining Star Award, given to a member who exemplifies strength, community service, and compassion.