JICSL past Presidents Hope Woodhouse,
Pat Thompson and Marlynn Scully
Johnny Van Name formed the League in February 1980. She wanted to bring attention to other John’s Island residents the needs of the community in which they lived, either full or part time. Her goal was to raise funds to aid women and children who were victims of abuse by starting a thrift shop, now known as the Tambourine Shop. Since that time the League has flourished and grown to 1,050 members, becoming an important part of the lives of many residents of John's Island, as well as the lives of countless Indian River County women, children and families.
12 years ago, men were invited to become members of the JICSL as
the “150 Good Men”; each year the number of men has grown. In
2020 over 290 men joined as members!
This year grants surpassed $1MM for the third year in a row. Since its inception, JICSL has granted over $14,037,197 for IRC charitable agencies and post secondary scholarships for John's Island Employees and their children.
Transforming lives in Indian River County through leadership,
collaboration and dedicated philanthropy.