Message from the Fund Development VP


Thank you for your interest in supporting the businesses of the Junior League of Jackson.

To generate the vital dollars necessary to support our philanthropic activities, the Junior League of Jackson operates three fund development businesses and maintains a charitable fund.  Funds raised by these businesses directly support the 30 community initiatives that we implement each year and provided key funding for the start-up of our two signature projects: Mississippi Children’s Cancer Center at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and Mississippi Children’s Museum.

Our fund development businesses are organized and led by outstanding volunteers who, like all of our membership, are committed to making a difference in the lives of others by positively impacting our community. We are excited about the great opportunities that will be afforded to children in the Jackson metropolitan area and throughout the state of Mississippi as a direct result of our 2018-2019 fundraising efforts.

Entering its 38th year, Mistletoe Marketplace is Mississippi’s premier holiday shopping destination. This magical event is held the first week of November and truly has something for everyone.  Located in the Trade Mart Building in Jackson, Mistletoe Marketplace is considered the kick-off for the holiday season and is the largest fund development business for the League. Merchants from across the country and shoppers from all over the South come together for a three-day shopping extravaganza that includes fantastic special events sure to entertain.

The League’s newest fund development business is Junior League Jumble, which serves as both a fundraiser and a community project.  This February event promises great bargains in its fifth year as the ULTIMATE rummage sale.  The event-packed weekend begins with the fabulously casual Reveal Party fundraiser, continues with a Peek and Purchase for early risers, and culminates with General Shopping hours. Jumble has outstanding deals on gently used merchandise including furniture, appliances, home decor, adult and children’s clothing, and so much more!

Touch A Truck® Jackson also serves as both a fundraiser and a community project. This event rolls into Trustmark Park each spring with over 45 vehicles, construction equipment, and exhibits for children to CLIMB, EXPLORE and TOUCH. Touch A Truck® Jackson begins with Field Trip Friday, which hosts over twenty-five schools from across the state.  The “wheelie” good time continues on Saturday with our early access Big Wheel VIP event (including breakfast and shorter lines), and continues with general admission throughout the day. Touch A Truck® Jackson is truly a unique experience for the entire family.

Our fund development businesses provide the monetary resources needed to support our community partners, increase our community outreach efforts, and provide valuable leadership training for our members – who donate more than 50,000 hours of their time each year.  In addition to our three fund development businesses, the League maintains Keystone Fund – a charitable fund which supports the long-term sustainability of the League.  For more information about each of our fund development businesses and about our Keystone Fund, click on the link for each under “League Businesses” on our website.

We are thankful for the connections created within our community, through your continued support of these businesses.


Staci McNinch

2018-2019 Fund Development Vice President