About

Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas, Inc. cultivates leaders who collectively address the critical needs in our community.

 

 

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.

 

Our Affiliation

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.

 

Our History

In January 1921, the city of Dallas had 160,000 citizens. Women had earned the right to vote only two years earlier. Ten forward thinking women made it their goal to enrich Dallas by founding the 22nd Junior League in the United States. Our 40 Charter members devoted initial attention towards community work focusing on children and the handicapped.

Times have changed, but throughout our history we find some recurring themes that are still with us today. We have remained true to our mission, adapting to events in the world around it. – Opportunities and requirements are continually reviewed and revised to prepare the organization for the years and challenges ahead.

You name it, and chances are that in some way, at some time, we have fielded volunteers and/or dispatched funds to help most of Dallas’ welfare, civic, educational and cultural organizations. Volunteering millions of hours of service and providing the citizens and agencies of Dallas with intelligent, efficient, trained volunteers, not just “willing hands.”

 

Vision Statement

To be the premier organization to connect and develop women to improve the quality of life in the Dallas community.

JLD At a Glance

Learn more about our impact in the community

 

JLD Through the Decades

See our legacy