2017 Rising Star Award Winner: Hilary Jackson
Hilary Jackson is a fast learner.
Before joining the Junior League of Collin County, Hilary was already a successful banking professional…but she admits that she didn’t know much about the challenges facing her community – and the nonprofit organizations addressing those challenges – even after living there for 12 years.
So Hilary got busy.
In her Provisional year, she became intimately involved in JLCC’s second largest fundraiser, Trinkets to Treasures, and even created and executed an eBay auction to sell higher-end donations. The auction alone resulted in over $3,600 in revenue in its first year.
Hilary then joined JLCC’s committee for HopeWorks, a vocational readiness program to empower survivors of domestic violence in securing independent, violence-free lifestyles. With her extensive professional experience, Hilary helped to develop the program’s training curriculum and leveraged her professional network to provide financial training.
Speaking of her day job, Hilary took The Junior League Mission of promoting voluntarism beyond the boundaries of her JLCC involvement by encouraging her team of over 200 colleagues at Capital One in Dallas to become volunteers. And Hilary leads by example…in addition to her roles at JLCC, she is a leader with Hope’s Door, Habitat for Humanity, Communities in Schools in the Dallas Region, and Capital One’s MathCorps Summer Camp.
Not content with donating her time to lead and serve organizations, Hilary also leads through mentoring and speaking. At Capital One she has mentored women on career growth, professional development, and corporate leadership. And Hilary has joined with other leaders to educate women in the business school of the University of Texas on how to plan for their post-graduation careers.