Endowment Fund

The Junior League of Monroe, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  The purpose for establishing the Endowment Fund was to give the Junior League of Monroe, Inc. the ability to share its resources with other non-for-profit programs positively impacting our community independent of fundraisers.  The Endowment Fund is managed by John Clausen of Raymond James , who implements a disciplined approach of investing to ensure constant growth in the Fund.  A contribution to the Endowment Fund is a contribution to the future of the women, children and community culture of the Monroe Area.

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The Junior League of Monroe, Inc., will award at least one Endowment Fund Grant this League Year.  The JLM Endowment Fund will donate up to $16,500 this year through this grant application process.  To qualify your organization must meet the eligibility requirements listed below:

1.  Your organization must be classified as a not-for-profit entity,
2.  grant proceeds must be used within Ouachita Parish,
3.  projects must further the Junior League’s purpose of building a better community,
4.  grant proceeds cannot benefit any one individual, and
5.  grant funds cannot be used for religious instruction or for political activities.

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Board of Trustees

Cherry Coon – JLM Financial VP/Endowment Chairman
Denise Simpson – Sustainer/Educator
Mary Linda McCann – Sustainer/Regions Bank
Rick Guillot, Jr. – Resident/Cross Keys Bank
Robert J. McCormick – Resident/Lakeway Development Inc.
Melissa Kiper – JLM President
Cydni Hanks – JLM President-Elect
Cathy Whipple – Sustainer/Cardinal Health
Ron Purdy – Resident/Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union
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John ClausenInvestment Banker/Raymond James
Allison Earl – Ex-Officio—Secretary/Asst. Financial VP

Past Recipients

League Year Recipient Amount Awarded
2015 – 2016 Little Theatre of Monroe, Inc. $   5,000.00
2015 – 2016 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $ 10,000.00
2014 – 2015 The Greater Ouachita Lions Club $   5,000.00
2014 – 2015 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $   5,000.00
2014 – 2015 The YMCA $   5,000.00
2013 – 2014 West Monroe Civitans Smiles Park at Kiroli $ 10,000.00
2013 – 2014 Chennault Aviation Museaum $   5,000.00
2012 – 2013 Family Promise of Ouachita $ 10,000.00
2012 – 2013 First West Counseling $   5,000.00
2011 – 2012 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $ 10,000.00
2011 – 2012 Pilots for Patients $   5,000.00
2010 – 2011 Friends of the Ouachita Public Library $ 10,000.00
2009- 2010 The Extra Mile $ 10,000.00
2008- 2009 Seeker Springs $ 10,000.00
2007- 2008 The Dixie Diehards $ 10,000.00
2006- 2007 JLM- Education Task Force $ 15,000.00
2005- 2006 The Center for Children and Families $ 15,000.00