Greetings from our President


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!  

Over 1,600 members strong, our membership is comprised of women dedicated to building community partnerships.  We do this by working alongside the neighbors we serve to identify and develop effective programming. As a membership 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.

I extend a hearty thank you to all our members who have chosen to devote their time, talents, and resources to Memphis through their voluntarism with the Junior League of Memphis.  To our future members, I encourage you to reach out to a member of the League, or if you don’t know one, reach out to me at, and I’ll help direct your pathway to becoming a part of the Junior League of Memphis.

It is with great pleasure that I serve the League, and I thank you in advance for your support as we continue impacting the great City in which we live.

Thank you so much!