The Rising Star Award is designed to recognize new Active members whose early years as a Junior League member demonstrate significant promise consistent with the Vision and Values of The Junior League's Mission. For over 119 years Junior Leagues have trained and developed women to lead positive change in their communities. Our founder Mary Harriman showed exceptional foresight and wisdom in challenging her peers to join with her to improve communities. It is our hope that the Rising Star recipients will both embody those early values and redefine what it means to be a civic leader of the future, trained by The Junior League.
Each year, up to two nominees will be selected. Part of their award is to attend Annual Conference (at no cost to their League) where they will be recognized at the AJLI Awards Banquet. They also will attend the entire Conference and, participate in training opportunities. Additionally, the nominees’ Leagues will each receive a grant.