Welcome to the Spring issue of Lagniappe. Spring is a time for renewal and growth. 

It is also in the Spring when Junior League of New Orleans honors our Sustainer of the Year. This once-a-year award is the highest honor given by the league.  

And it is with the utmost excitement that we announce the 2022 Junior League of New Orleans Sustainer of the Year Laura Shields.

The Sustainer of the Year award is based upon a lifelong commitment to volunteer service in the community. Laura Shields exemplifies and embodies JLNOs mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As you will read, this year’s recipient made a tremendous impact by giving her time and talents to many organizations in the New Orleans area.

We are extremely proud of the impact our members make in the community. This impact is seen through our programs such as our partnership with the Abolish movement, WE fellowship and through member experiences shared in the article League Talks. 

I want to thank the 2021-2022 Board of Directors for all your hard work and dedication. You have led with grace. We have grown together professionally and personally. It is one of my greatest honors that I have had the pleasure of working and learning from each one of you. 

Lastly, I thank you for your support of JLNO as we continue our legacy of Women Leading for a Greater New Orleans.  #makingadifference 

Thank you, 

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Shannon Brice, 2022 President