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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.

After the storm…Never underestimate the value of women of The Junior League and countless other organizations that remain in the trenches after the wind’s died down, the water’s receded and the television cameras have gone home…

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