"Greensboro, NC – As Former Junior League of Greensboro President, it was not uncommon to Julie Malloy Copeland to be working tirelessly to better the community and the women leaders working alongside her. That is just one of the few reasons she has been named one of the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.
As President of the League from 2013-2014, Julie worked to provide volunteer and leadership training, as well as meaningful experiences for more than 360 active members. During this time she was also overseeing day-to-day operations of the organization with more than 1,000 members. She did it all while maintaining a full-time job as Vice President of Talent Management & Development at HRD Strategies, Inc., as well as volunteering her time with other various organizations in the community. Julie has given tirelessly to the Junior League of Greensboro since joining as a volunteer, by becoming a committee chair, board member, and executive board member. It’s what has made her such a vital member of the Greensboro community.
Julie was the first President to focus all of the League’s efforts on education, which in turn increased the impact of volunteer efforts and funding. With her help and guidance, the organization partnered with Cone Elementary School in Guilford County in 2013. The Title I school consistently performed low on testing and 98% of its student population requires free or reduced lunch. Julie personally helped to train 100 volunteers to dedicate their time there and raise $70,000 to put toward projects at the school.
Julie was also able to take the Junior League’s mission of making women leaders in the community one step further. It was her vision that helped to turn the Women’s Leadership Conference into an event with national-level speakers and bring in women from across the region for leadership development. Her level of commitment has motivated other leaders in the Junior League of Greensboro to step up and dedicate their time as well.
"The Junior League of Greensboro is so fortunate to have Julie Copeland serve as not only a volunteer but as a leader in our organization! Her dedication to our mission is visible in all that she does and we are so proud of her for receiving this much deserved recognition."
– Paige Butler, President of the Junior League of Greensboro
The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award recognize people in who engage in volunteer activities throughout the state of North Carolina. Recipients have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities. Through their works of service, these individuals have made an impact on others, as well as the betterment of the community. Nominated recipients are chosen based on merit by a panel. The award is given to the state’s top 20 volunteers.
About Julie Malloy Copeland:
Julie is the Vice President of Talent Management & Development at HRD Strategies, INC., and organizational development and leadership firm located in Greensboro, NC. Accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, Julie provides strategic expertise to organizations seeking optimized performance, talent excellence, and financial synergy. She also serves as a Director with the National League of Junior Cotillions, actively volunteers with Junior Achievement, and is a graduated of Leadership Greensboro. Julie is a Bonner Scholar, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Wofford College. She was recently named an “Impact Leader” by Business Leader Magazine and a “Top 40 Leader Under 40” by the Triad Business Journal."
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