Junior League Mission Statement
The Junior League of Dallas is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas, Inc. trains members for effective participation in the community and is dedicated to the belief that volunteer service is an essential part of responsible citizenship.
The membership is a diverse group of more than 5,000 women who annually give more than 130,000 uncompensated hours of service to the projects and agencies supported by the JLD. Active members range in age from 22 to 49, and 74% are employed outside the home. They serve on numerous boards and coalitions throughout the community.
- In 2012-2013, Active members gave over 120,000 uncompensated hours of service to 43 Junior League of Dallas community projects and several service support committees. Additionally, Provisional members donated over 8,500 service hours through Provisional Projects to meet community needs.
- Junior League of Dallas members currently serve on 50 community boards and coalitions.
- The JLD annually grants more than $1 million to support nonprofits in Dallas County, including the 43 agencies in the Community Program, as well as Provisional Projects, Community Outreach Impact projects and the Community Assistance Fund.
- JLD T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute provides a select group of Active and Sustaining members with training on the critical social and community needs in Dallas and is designed to develop and maximize the executive leadership skills with the goal of identifying potential leaders who can make a difference in the Dallas community.
- JLD Signature Project, Grants for Innovative Teaching, supports excellence in teaching by awarding grants to Dallas Independent School District teachers for unique programs that are not funded by school budgets. The League awarded $137,000 in grants for the 2013-2014 school year.
|We are affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International as one of over 290 member Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and England.|