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Who We Are

Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in 292 Leagues in four countries.

The 2015 Mary Harriman Award-winner Lyda Hill, a member of The Junior League of Dallas for more than 30 years, has never seen her wealth as the limit to her service in all aspects of her life, as a philanthropist, volunteer, entrepreneur and booster of public institutions. Her innovations and accomplishments are legion.

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What We Do

For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.

The Junior League of Fort Worth received one of two 2015 Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Community Impact Awards for committing itself to improving the lives of local women living in poverty and often prone to relapses into crime and subsequent incarceration.

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