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Community Outreach 2022 Winter Project: Ending Period Poverty Initiative
Sarah Keller, Committee Chair, Community Outreach Committee, 2021 – 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Each year, the League completes a community project in the fall, winter and spring. The community project slate allows the League the flexibility to provide ad hoc, timely support to address critical community programs or issues that arise throughout the year. This winter, the League partnered with the Dallas City Council to support their pilot program distributing free feminine hygiene products in Dallas. Read more.

JLD Signature Project Spotlight: Women LEAD
Cami Sharp, Community Relations & Events Liaison, Women LEAD Committee 2021 – 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Women LEAD Committee hosted the 10 Women LEAD scholarship finalists at the Junior League of Dallas Headquarters for their annual speech competition. Every year, senior girls from three local high schools, Thomas Jefferson, South Oak Cliff and Emmett J. Conrad, are invited to participate in the scholarship competition. The first prize winner receives $15,000 in scholarship money. Read more.

JLD Blog: 100 Years of History
By Deepika Ramesh,  Centennial Historian, Centennial Committee 2021 – 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022

In 1922, ten women organized a group of civic-minded young ladies to give their time, talent and energy to improve the lives of Dallas’ growing population. Offering their resources and time to support hospital patients and individuals with disabilities, the group leveraged the power of women as trained volunteers, giving rise to JLD – also referred to as Dallas Junior League previously – joining the nationwide Junior League movement. Read more.

JLD Blog: Agency Spotlight: Scottish Rite For Children
By Kaleigh Betts,  DallaCite Feature Writer, External Communications Committee 2021 – 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022

With the Centennial celebration of the Junior League of Dallas, comes the celebration of the numerous community partnerships that have helped shape the League throughout the past 100 years. This year, we’re pleased to mark our Centennial alongside Scottish Rite for Children, JLD’s first agency partner. Read more.

JLD Blog: Juanita Craft’s Legacy Honored by City as Centennial Project Nears Completion
By Kathryn Bazan, Story Developer, Public Relations Committee 2021 – 2022
Sunday, March 6, 2022

In February 2022, on what would have been Juanita Craft’s 120th birthday, her successors on the City Council honored her with a proclamation designating Feb. 9 Juanita Craft Day. The proclamation accompanied an agenda item authorizing the city’s Office of Arts and Culture to accept a $176,000 donation from the League for the restoration of Craft’s home. Read more.

JLD Blog: JLD Accepts Pride of Texas Award
By Kathryn Bazan, Story Developer, Public Relations Committee 2021 – 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Junior League of Dallas was honored with the Pride of Texas Award during this year’s State Fair of Texas opening ceremony. The award is presented each year to an individual or group that has demonstrated the qualities that Texans are best known for: strength, friendliness, hard-working, courageous and perhaps most of all, pride. Read more.

JLD BLOG: CHRISTA SANFORD ON JLD’S 100-YEAR LEGACY
By Kathryn Bazan, Story Developer, Public Relations Committee 2021 – 2022
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Christa Sanford, President of the Junior League of Dallas sat down with Emmy Award-winning reporter and CEO of Real News PR, Jeff Crilley, to discuss the League’s Centennial year, its 100-year legacy and its future as a leader in Dallas voluntarism. Read more.

JLD Blog: Grants for Innovative Teaching (GFIT) 2021
By Emily Tarar, InSight Writer, Internal Communications Committee 2021 – 2022
Monday, October 4, 2021

On Sept. 1, 2021, 41 Dallas ISD educators were presented with grants up to $2,500 each by the Junior League of Dallas and Texas Instruments. Read more.

JLD BLOG: JLD CELEBRATES DBJ 40 UNDER 40 RECIPIENTS
By Kathryn Bazan, Story Developer, Public Relations Committee 2021 – 2022
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021

This year’s Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honors included three Junior League of Dallas members. The awards recognize professionals who excel in their organizations and make a difference in their community, something this year’s honorees say their time with the JLD helped them achieve. Read more.

JLD BLOG: CENTENNIAL SPOTLIGHT – BRINGING OUR HISTORY TO LIFE
By Christine Leatherberry, Centennial Archives Chair 2021 – 2022
Monday, August 23, 2021

This fall, the Junior League of Dallas will host an interactive exhibit of our history and impact on Dallas at the Hall of State at Fair Park during the 2021 State Fair of Texas, which runs from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17. Read more.

JLD BLOG: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 – 2022 T. BOONE PICKENS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CLASS
By Elizabeth Brush, TBPLI Committee Chair 2021 – 2022
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that the following women have been selected for the 2021 – 2022 T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute. Please join us in congratulating this amazing group of League leaders! Read more.

JLD BLOG: PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE
By Christa Sanford, JLD President 2021 – 2022
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Welcome to the Junior League of Dallas’ Centennial year! For 100 years, JLD has been devoted to developing the potential of women, promoting volunteerism and shaping our city through the leadership of our trained volunteers. I am honored to serve as your president as we celebrate the League’s devotion to Dallas and set a strong foundation for the future. Read more.