Junior League of Greenville Honors Three Remarkable Members

Staff Report

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

The Junior League of Greenville, Inc. (JLG), is pleased to recognize three of its members with its 2019-2020 membership awards: Active Member Elizabeth-Kelly Pope won the Helen Horton Hunt award; Sustaining Member Linda Grandy won the Jane Cardwell Hughes award; and Provisional Member Amy St. John won the Frances Pearce Steele award. Nominations for these awards are submitted by League Members and community partners, and a selection committee determines the winners. 

“Each year, our entire membership is encouraged to nominate their peers who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer positions within the JLG,” said Sarah Lynne Howie, JLG President. “We are so proud and thankful of these women and their dedication to the Junior League and the Greenville community. COVID-19 made surprising each a little tricky, but we were successful in doing so thanks to front yard and Zoom ceremonies!”

The 2019-2020 Helen Horton Hunt award winner, Elizabeth-Kelly Pope, bridged the gap between JLG councils serving in a variety of placements throughout the organization since beginning her membership in 2011. She has previously served on the Board of Directors twice and was double placed this year while also having her second child.

Linda Grandy, the 2019-2020 Jane Cardwell Hughes award winner, has been a part of the JLG since 1995. As a sustaining member, Linda participated in the 2019 Little Black Dress Initiative and was the Sustaining Advisor for Shop for Greenville. Her previous roles in the League included chairing the Provisional Development Committee, serving on the JLG Board of Directors as Corresponding Secretary, and leading the organization as the 2004 League President.

As the 2019-2020 Frances Pearce Steele award winner, Amy St. John volunteered beyond her required 40 hours as a Provisional Member at the Nearly New Shop, serving as a work-night Captain to encourage other Provisionals as they volunteered. She promoted and attended the League’s many events throughout the year, connecting members to one another.