JL Partners with Joan Hornig

The Junior League Partners with Joan Hornig Philanthropy is Beautiful®

Profits go to help fund support activities, including training, for members

New York, NY – July 2, 2011 – The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., (AJLI) one of the largest, most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, today announced that it is partnering with Joan Hornig Philanrthopy is Beautiful®to involve AJLI’s more than 155,000 members in raising money to help fund AJLI’s member support programs, including training as civic leaders.

Joan Hornig Jewelry is unique among jewelry designers because all profits from each item sold are donated to a charity designated by the purchaser.  Junior League members can go to Joan Hornig’s website and designate AJLI as the beneficiary.  In addition to AJLI, other partnering organizations are as varied as AmeriCares for disaster relief to Zero to Three, a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Susan Danish, AJLI’s Executive Director, said, “AJLI is delighted to partner with Joan Hornig on this important initiative.  Every dollar raised by member purchases directly supports the work the Association does in helping to prepare League members as civic leaders, achieving lasting community impact.”

“The longstanding tradition and effectiveness of AJLI in encouraging women to change their communities through a generous commitment of time and funds represents everything Joan Hornig Philanthropy is Beautiful® looks for in a partner. We are honored by this opportunity and look forward to helping make a difference with AJLI,” said Joan Hornig.

About the Joan B. Hornig Foundation
In 2003, Joan developed a way to combine her passion for jewelry, education and philanthropy through the creation of the Joan B. Hornig Foundation.

The foundation's mission is to provide support for registered charitable organizations throughout the world.

Those choosing to purchase Joan Hornig designs are meant to derive pleasure not only from the jewelry, but also from the meaning of giving back.  All profits from each item are donated to charity.  Purchasers are able to direct the donation to a charity of their choice, in their honor, by following the steps outlined at Joan Hornig’s website.

About The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.

Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is comprised of more than 155,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world. 


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