President’s Note

Hello!  My name is Erica Stiff-Coopwood, and I am the President of the Junior League of Memphis.  For almost 100 years, the Junior League of Memphis has been an organization that our community has equated with excellency in voluntarism, mentoring, serving, and developing women into leaders.  I am so proud to continue the legacy of strong leaders who have greatly impacted our community.  From the founding of the Memphis in May International Festival, Hope House, Children’s Museum of Memphis, Church Health Center, just to name a few, our members have had a direct and substantial impact in making Memphis a better City for us all!

As members of the Junior League of Memphis, we are part of a powerful network of 292 Junior Leagues with over 150,000 members in four countries. All Leagues share our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our communities. We do this by working alongside the neighbors we serve to identify and develop effective programming.

As a women’s leadership organization, we are also deeply committed to helping develop the potential of women who are willing to accept the challenge of being servant-leaders.  This commitment to community responsibility and investment in its members is what attracted me to the Junior League of Memphis.

To our members, I extend a hearty thank you for your choice to devote your time, talents, and resources to Memphis through your voluntarism with the Junior League of Memphis.

If you are a woman looking to develop or improve your leadership skills, make a positive impact on your community, and have fun with remarkable women while doing so, the Junior League of Memphis may be just the organization for you! I encourage you to explore our website and reach out to our recruitment team for more information! This year‘s recruitment chair is Ruby Powell-Dennis and her email address is We look forward to your voluntarism as well!

As a 501(c)3 organization, we rely on your support to fulfill our mission. You can help us with a gift to the Annual Fund, a corporate sponsorship, or attendance at a fundraiser.

Also, please visit our thrift store, the Repeat Boutique, located at 3586 Summer Avenue (East of Highland) and consider making an in-kind donation. Thank you for your consideration!

It is with great pleasure that I serve the Junior League of Memphis. Thank you for your support as we continue impacting the great city in which we live.






Erica Stiff-Coopwood

2018-2020 President

Junior League of Memphis