President Bonner Allen

Bonner Allen
2016-2017 President

Welcome to the Junior League of Dallas! On behalf of our 5,000 members, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we cultivate leaders who collectively address the critical needs of our community. Thank you for visiting us!

In 2016-2017, the JLD will celebrate our 95th anniversary. For nearly a century, our mission has never wavered. Through civic education, hands-on service and leadership development, we have been training the women who make things happen in Dallas.

The women who brought the Junior League movement to Dallas 95 years ago had a desire to impact our world with unprecedented independence and ingenuity. Today the JLD has evolved, along with our society, but the women of the JLD have continued in that spirit of civic dedication and personal development. Our members come into the League seeking a rich volunteer experience in which they are not only able to impact the lives around them but also develop themselves through opportunities they might not receive in the workplace. With nearly 75% of our members working outside the home, the 100,000 volunteer hours they give to our signature projects and 39 community agencies are both meaningful and inspiring.

With giving hearts and determined minds, the members of the Junior League of Dallas serve the community and implement their leadership skills by

  • Promoting health services awareness and prevention
  • Strengthening the security and stability of individuals and families
  • Promoting excellence in education and inspiring creativity.

The Junior League of Dallas embraces diverse perspectives, builds partnerships and inspires shared solutions. Whether you are serving an agency in need, considering membership or interested in making a financial gift to support our mission, please join us as we celebrate our 95th anniversary and continue to develop leaders and create positive change in the Dallas community.



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