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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 291 Leagues in four countries.

2017 Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award winner, Suzanne Plihcik’s lead a life outside of her inherited cultural role, working to guide others to understand and address racism as the root cause of many issues facing our country today.

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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.

Well over one third of our Junior Leagues work in their communities to fight food insecurity, addressing inequities in our food system using a wide range of strategies and tactics. There are plenty of obvious choices when considering the issues that intersect with hunger and food insecurity (health, poverty, education), but have you ever thought about climate change?

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