Fort Bend Junior Service League's Sugar Plum Market Raises $332,000 to Empower Local Nonprofits

Fort Bend Junior Service League's Sugar Plum Market Raises $332,000 to Empower Local Nonprofits

February 02 2024

The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL), renowned for its community-focused initiatives, recently celebrated the achievements from the 23rd annual Sugar Plum Market. The event, sponsored by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, garnered a remarkable $332,000. Subsequently, 29 local nonprofits were awarded grants to propel their missions forward.

Jessica Gregory, FBJSL President 2023-2024, lauded the event's success, stating, "Our 23rd annual market, along with previous years, allowed us to provide more than $4.5M to over 100 local non-profits." The event's success is a testament to the FBJSL's dedication to fostering positive change within their community.

Malisha Patel, Senior Vice President and CEO of MHSL, echoed this sentiment during the check presentation. "Our partnership with the Fort Bend Junior Service League and their philanthropic contributions provide channels for us to be a part of those efforts to truly impact the community in many different ways," expressed Patel.

Representatives from the nonprofit organizations that received grants gathered with the Fort Bend Junior Service League and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land representative during the check presentation celebrating the success of the 2023 Sugar Plum Market. (Photo: Lindsey Wilkins, Photographer)

FBJSL extends thanks to its generous sponsors, patrons, and members who orchestrated the event's success. They underscored the indispensable commitment of their title sponsor, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and applauded other esteemed sponsors such as Momentum BMW, AlphaGraphics, Silt Solutions, Pierce Built Homes, Trustmark National Bank, and The Audra O’Neal Team. Their continued support and involvement have been pivotal to the event's recurring triumph, year after year.

The local non-profits who were awarded the grants serve various sectors within the community, contributing to the holistic development of Fort Bend County. Recipients included AccessHealth, The Arc of Fort Bend County, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, amongst others. The balance proceeds from the 2023 Sugar Plum Market will buttress the FBJSL Community Assistance Fund, which provides smaller or emergency grants to local nonprofits throughout the year.

FBJSL expresses gratitude towards the community's support and remains committed to its mission of bettering lives and nurturing the community's potential. To find out more about the Fort Bend Junior Service League, their annual Sugar Plum Market, and getting involved, visit

The FBJSL, established in 2001, has remained steadfast in promoting volunteerism, developing women's potential, and enhancing Fort Bend County through robust volunteer action and leadership. Over the years, the organization has generated over $5.75 million from various events and fundraisers, channeling the proceeds towards non-profit agencies that are instrumental in shaping the Fort Bend community.

To connect with FBJSL, visit or email

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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