Written by: Gunnar Eng
This month’s Nashville’s Volunteer of the Month, Britney Gannon, originally joined Junior League of New York looking to continue a tradition of helping those less fortunate. The Junior League began as a group of women going to the lower east side of New York housing projects in 1901 and working with its underserved communities. Now with 295 chapters across the United States and four other countries, each chapter has created its own community initiatives. After moving to Nashville, Gannon joined Junior League of Nashville which founded the Junior League Home for Crippled Children during the polio epidemic which has since become known as the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Junior League of Nashville partners with many organizations around Nashville such as Oasis Center where Gannon spends most of her time helping and working with the underserved youth of Nashville. She currently serves within Junior League of Nashville as its Chair of the Oasis Center Committee and the Co-Chair of the Provisional Member Education Committee. She has chosen to leave a legacy in each community she has lived. “No matter where you grow up or the community you grow up in, there is always a need for volunteer work,” says Gannon.