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Junior League of Raleigh President to Speak on Panel at Chamber Executive Women's Luncheon Jan. 17

Pat Wilkins Will Address Importance Of Businesses Giving Back To The Community Through Nonprofit Engagement
    RALEIGH, NC, January 17, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Junior League of Raleigh (, an organization of women committed to improving the community through volunteerism and leadership, has announced that President Pat Wilkins will speak on a panel at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Executive Women's Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 17. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle, located at 210 Harrison Blvd., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During the event, Wilkins will discuss the topic: "Connecting with a Cause: How Engaging with Nonprofits Benefits Your Business." She will be joined by local business professionals and nonprofit leaders, including Sandi Macdonald, president and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony; Michele Reeves, manager of organizational development and human resources at SAS; and Crystal Suazo, partner at Vaco Raleigh LLC.

Event attendees will obtain the necessary information on determining how to most effectively give back to the community through nonprofit organizations, as well as selecting the best fitting nonprofit partnership for their local businesses. For more information, visit

"For more than 80 years, the League has supported our community and has prepared leaders to meet current and future needs within Wake County," Wilkins said. "Through our relationship with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, we are able to continue our efforts as we connect with strong women entrepreneurs who are already making a local impact. I am excited to be able to participate in the luncheon and share what I have learned through the League about nonprofit involvement with others."

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The Junior League of Raleigh ( is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 9th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,800 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 232,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth.

Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.

Emily Packard
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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