2012 Rising Star Award winner
The Junior League of San Diego
Megan Lim, the winner of the 2012 Rising Star Award, is active in her League, visible in her community, and generous with her time.
Joining the Junior League of San Diego four years ago, Lim found herself in a large class of more than 90 Provisionals. The size of the class meant that members were primarily interacting with the same small assigned groups, making it difficult to get to know each other. Viewing camaraderie as critical to the League experience and essential to the development of effective volunteer teams, she suggested that there be social opportunities for Provisionals.
In addition, Lim served on the team that planned the League’s first nonprofit forum for the San Diego community, the goal of which was to build consensus and balance the desires of diverse groups, including the League’s Board of Directors, the general membership - including Provisionals and Sustaining members - and community partners.
Lim has also been a bridge to San Diego’s large community of Sustaining members, working with the League’s president to identify ways for them to play a stronger role in the League’s day-to-day activities, and encouraging mentoring relationships with current leadership and members.
Outside of the League, Lim was a founding member of Women Give San Diego, which funds nonprofit organizations that help underserved women and girls achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. She also plays leadership roles in organizations as varied as the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership, San Diego Coastkeeper and the Equinox Center. Professionally, she works in fundraising.