Sustainer Spotlight: Megan Morgan Burgoyne

Friday, May 24, 2019

Between You and Me: a Conversation with Megan Morgan Burgoyne

Megan Morgan Burgoyne has been a member of the Junior League of Washington for 15 years.  She has been an active volunteer from 2004-2017, serving on the Folger Shakespeare Library and Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources (TGVR) Committees.  She was the Committee Chair for the Folger Shakespeare Library from 2007-2009 and the Vice Chair of TGVR in 2010-11.

Megan was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and raised in Columbia, South Carolina.  When not volunteering, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and working out.  Her favorite activity in Washington, D.C., is walking and running in Rock Creek Park.  She has an 18-month-old son and has a great time exploring all the kid-friendly D.C. activities.

How has the Junior League Influenced you?   I volunteered at a variety of places growing up in South Carolina and while attending Connecticut College.  The Junior League of Washington allows me to continue serving the community.  JLW has afforded me many options and opportunities to make a positive impact in D.C., particularly towards literacy promotion.  The most rewarding part of the League is seeing the impact on children’s literacy.  I love seeing kids eyes light up as our members tutor, read aloud, hand out books, and encourage them to read their first Shakespeare sonnet on stage!

What has been your favorite JLW experience?   My favorite experience would have to be my years spent volunteering and chairing the Folger Shakespeare Library Committee.  Being a member of JLW has allowed me to meet people from all walks of life through volunteering in the community.  I have to say I also love my JLW Book Club.  I like to read anything and everything; it’s impossible for me to choose a favorite author.

What advice would you give a Provisional?   When you go to JLW events, put your phone away and talk to the person next you.  You never know, your future roommate, boss, running partner, or best friend may be sitting next to you.

Ok, let’s get some answers to a few non-League related questions:

Favorite Snack – Diet Coke and Twizzlers

Favorite Vacation Spot – Virgin Islands

Favorite Flower – Peonies

Favorite Quote – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”  Mark Twain

Finally, Megan what is the best advice you have been given?   Remember who you are and where you came from.