At-Large Member 2023-2025
Stacey Chavis borrows her personal philosophy around volunteering and community impact from Muhammad Ali: “Service is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Living by these words, she has served as a collaborative, compassionate leader within the Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) for nearly 15 years.
Before becoming a Sustainer, Stacey held a variety of roles within her League, including Chair of the Junior Leagues of Georgia State Public Affairs Committee, Vice President of Training and Development and Board of Directors on the Centennial Board, Vice President of Advocacy and Initiatives and Board of Directors, Political and Public Affairs Chair, and Issue Based Community Impact Task Force Chair. She served on committees including the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Committee, the Donor Advised Fund Committee, the Advisory Planning Committee, the Journey to Literacy Committee, and the Sustainer Engagement Committee.
As Vice President of Training and Development, she executed the first service project for members on Martin Luther King Jr. Day; introduced Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings; developed a partnership with United Way to provide nonprofit board training for members; implemented a New Leader Training; and developed the Issue Based Community Impact (IBCI) Training in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights with over 70 participants in its first year. As Vice President of Advocacy and Initiatives, she implemented the first Board Bank Fair and the first Women’s Leadership Forum. Finally, as IBCI Task Force Chair, she led the development of the process to define the work within the three issue areas: early childhood education, human trafficking, and generational poverty.
Stacey also holds a leadership role within The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), serving in the Volunteer Service Specialist Program. In this capacity, she provides consultative services and technical assistance to Leagues on governance, including by-laws, policies, and limitations, and assists Leagues in implementing specific practices related to by-laws.
For all her Junior League work, Stacey has been awarded AJLI’s Rising Star Award, as well as the Junior League of Atlanta Spirit of Voluntarism Award, President’s Award, Active of the Year, and committee of the Year Award. Outside of The Junior League, she was named one of 40 Under 40 by the University of Georgia Alumni Association, an Unsung Hero by Simply Buckhead magazine, an Outstanding Atlanta Honoree, a Top 100 Woman of Influence by Atlanta Business League, a Power 30 Under 30 by the Apex Society, and she appeared on the cover of Atlanta Tribune magazine’s young executives issue.
In addition to her League work, Stacey is Fundraising and Communications Chair and on the Board of Directors for Voices for Georgia’s Children, on the Board of Directors for Georgia Forward, on the advisory Board for Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, and on the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Leadership Council. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is most proud of her work on behalf of getting Rachel’s Law and the Safe Harbor Amendment passed to protect child victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Throughout her career, Stacey has worked for all three branches of the federal government and has trained over 10,000 women to serve in elected office, work on political campaigns, and become advocates in their communities. She is currently the Managing Director of Campaigns Academy, training leaders and collaborating with nonprofits to develop their public policy and advocacy agendas. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Oglethorpe University.
Stacey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oglethorpe University and a Masters in the Study of Law from the University of Georgia School of Law.