In a time when civic trauma – whether civil unrest, racially motivated violence, or hate crimes – sweeps many of our cities, Junior Leagues are facing the challenge of demonstrating community leadership in times of crisis. As you can see from my article in Philanthropy Journal’s October issue, what Junior Leagues in Charleston, Baltimore and St. Louis have done in their cities offers a game plan for Leagues (as well as other community-based organizations) looking to provide support to their communities when a crisis hits. As the Junior League of St. Louis’ Allie Chang Ray says, “Civil unrest is something that we should all be thinking about, because this could happen in any city.”