“It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.” -Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The Junior League of New Orleans Sustaining Advisor to the Board of Directors is Sally Suthon. This position encompasses a historical perspective and provides practical guidance from a Sustaining member who has previously held the position of President. Sally calls upon her volunteer and leadership experience to advise Board members and assist with making decisions on membership, fund development, community projects, administration and strategic planning. She also encourages other Sustaining members to continue their involvement with the positive community impact of the Active and Provisional membership.

As an Active member, Sally served as Community Council Director (then referred to as Community Vice President) and was JLNO’s 1998-99 President. She chaired JLNO’s Teen Court program, which is a nationwide program which seeks to prevent juvenile first-time misdemeanor offenders from committing additional, more serious crimes. Sally has remained a vital mentor to JLNO’s leadership as a Sustaining member. She previously served as Sustaining Advisor to the Board from 2001-2002 and multiple times as Sustaining Advisor to the Community Council. Her dedication demonstrates her belief that being a training volunteer is critical to helping the community. She has continued her interest in improving the lives of homeless and highly at-risk youth as a current Covenant House New Orleans board member, where she helps that organization provide comprehensive residential and supportive services to youth (ages 16-22).

Sally received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and currently resides Uptown. She is the owner of Suthon Solutions, an advertising specialty, promotional product and corporate gift business. In addition to being a Covenant House board member, she also serves on the Executive Committee of Women of the Storm, as President of Greater New Orleans Executives Association and as a new board member of Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans.

In her free time, Sally enjoys traveling, gardening and reading. Her grandmother, Sarah Foster Hayne, inspires her. Sarah always did the right thing in her understated way. She was the most generous person Sally has ever known-but, she did it quietly.

Sally Suthon, Sustaining Advisor to the Board