President’s Note

Welcome! I invite you to explore our site and learn how the Junior League of Dallas began with 40 women on a mission to serve our community and create a space for women to learn and lead – a legacy we have built upon for 99 years.

It’s a mission our 5,000 members proudly carry on today.

JLD members hail from every corner of the United States and quite a few places around the world. They are teachers, lawyers, moms, entrepreneurs, leaders of non-profit and corporate boards, artists and doctors.

Our members take what they learn in the League to lead in their professions, their communities and their families, creating a powerful ripple effect.

This year, we will give over 130,000 uncompensated volunteer hours and approximately $1 million of funding to improve the Dallas community. Our members care passionately about the critical needs of our community and actively volunteer to:


  • Promote quality health services, awareness and prevention
  • Strengthen the security and stability of individuals and families
  • Promote excellence in education and inspire creativity


The diversity of issues we serve allows our members to challenge the way they think, step outside their comfort zones and impact many of Dallas’ greatest needs.

Whether you are with an agency looking for grant information, a potential member wanting to learn how to join or are considering making a financial gift to support our mission, I encourage you to explore who we are and how we fulfill our important mission.

Elizabeth Dacus, President 2020-2021