Lisa Vaughan is an 11 year active member and Past President of the Junior League of Evansville. She is the current chair of the Community Outreach and Recruitment committee and has chaired several JLE fundraisers as well as held the VP of Fundraising position. Lisa has presented workshops at AJLI conferences as well as at Junior League regional conferences. She consults with non-profits to provide training and fund development planning. Lisa has been involved with 26 non-profits in the Evansville area through Board of Director’s positions, committee work, and special projects. Some examples include the Reitz Home, the American Heart Association “GO Red Luncheon”, the United Methodist Women Mission Week, the Evansville Museum Contemporaries, Wesselman Nature Center, Funk in the City, and Rockin 4 Robin just to name a few. Lisa is the founder of the Broken Homes Mended Hearts foundation. An organization that provides funds and support to organizations, families and children who are going through a divorce or broken home situation.
Lisa says “I have experienced situations throughout my life where I witnessed a lack of support to others in need. Joining the Junior League of Evansville in 2007 provided me with skills and training to be a civic leader so I could advocate, execute and market an event. It taught me to network and collaborate as well as taught me about being committed to community impact. The Junior League is more to me than an organization. It is my support system and my social time. It is a place to network and grow as an individual. The Junior League has done wonderful work for over 90 years in the Tri-State area and I am humbled to be a part of it. Each woman in the Junior League is a mentor to me as well as a friend. They inspire me to keep doing more and to be the best I can be. Volunteerism is the back bone of our community. When you volunteer you are taking an active role in bringing your community together for a common goal. You are fixing social challenges and saying you want your community to be strong. “