A Special Message
The Covid-19 situation around the world is evolving at a fast pace. Even though we find ourselves working remotely, events and fundraisers are being postponed, and we are all learning to practice social distancing, the Mission of The Junior League does not waver. During these times of crisis, we see empowered female Leaders step up and lead their members and communities with grace, compassion and integrity.
One of our core values as an organization is our belief that lasting societal change is achieved through collaboration. We know that we go farther together. We ask all of our members and community partners to take the CDC, WHO, state and local updates seriously and set the example for our neighbors. You may not be at high risk, but someone you interact with indirectly in public may live in a high-risk household.
Together, we got this.
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 140,000 women in 293 Leagues in four countries.
The 2019 Mary Harriman Award recipient, Senator Margaret Rose Henry, a paragon of public service for more than 30 years, displayed the fearless determination, trailblazing spirit and undeniable community impact reflective of Mary Harriman herself.
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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.
“We have the responsibility to act, and we have the opportunity to conscientiously act to affect the environment about us.” That was how Mary Harriman described the mission of The Junior League more than 100 years ago. 19/01, our editorial platform, aspires to capture how the organization and its members breathe life into Mary’s sentiment today.
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