“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
-Edith Wharton

Alice Franz Glenn is ensuring meaningful volunteer experiences for over 2,200 women as the Membership Council Director on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of New Orleans. This role enables Alice to utilize her relationship building and communications skills to develop members to their greatest potential and effectiveness. In addition to supporting membership morale and recognition, she oversees the committees that design leadership and training opportunities. This often entails providing a forum for discussion and brainstorming of initiatives and policies related to member satisfaction. She relays information and makes strategic planning suggestions to the Board in the areas of Provisional education, Active placement, Sustainer engagement, volunteer opportunities, retention, standards and training.

Since her 2009 Provisional year, Alice has held diverse leadership positions on three councils – Planning & Development, Community and Membership. Her professional experience drew her to be JLNO’s Development Chair, and she succeeded in that position by promoting volunteerism with other organizations on the Community Shift committee and guiding JLNO’s newest members as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Provisional committee. One of her favorite ways to serve JLNO and the community is through Edible Schoolyard, a school-based program that teaches children to make healthy connections through food. She loves volunteering at the school’s open garden days, so much so that she ended up chairing its fundraiser, Edible Evening, in 2015.

Alice has an extensive 13-year career in nonprofit management and development. She is the former Executive Director of the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation, where she oversaw all aspects of a statewide foundation, including board management and development, fundraising, employee management and budget oversight. She was also its spokesperson and advocate in media, governmental and private sectors for culinary arts and education, career and technical education and vocational training via the restaurant/hospitality industry. Prior to that, Alice held the positions of Law Alumni & Development Officer for Loyola University New Orleans and Campaign Manager for the United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area. Her nonprofit involvement extends to other organizations throughout the area. She is on the Executive Committee and a Governing Body Member of Women’s Leadership Council and a Board Member on A Shared Initiative, Inc. (ASII), Nunez Community College Entrepreneurship Center, Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, Louisiana Culinary Institute, and Orleans Parish Schools Career & Technical Education Advisory Board.

Raised in Houma, Alice graduated from Millsaps College and received a Master’s degree from Tulane University. She currently lives Uptown with her husband Brodie, who is an attorney for Baldwin Haspel Burke Mayer, and their newborn, Patrice “Reese” Walker Glenn. Alice draws inspiration from anyone doing generous, brave, selfless or creative things.

Alice Franz Glenn, Membership Council Director