AJLI Says ‘Happy 100th Birthday’ to the Junior League of Milwaukee

New York, May 6, 2015The Association of Junior Leagues International, one of the largest, most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, today noted that the Junior League of Milwaukee was formally recognized on its 100th anniversary at AJLI’s 93nd Annual Conference held recently in Los Angeles.

AJLI President Ellen Rose said, “The Junior League of Milwaukee has improved the landscape of its community through diverse and forward thinking projects. In the spirit of our founder, Mary Harriman, the Junior League of Milwaukee found value in voluntarism and a commitment to creating lasting community impact. That spirit lives on today in the work done by more than 150,000 Junior League members in 292 independent Leagues in four countries.”

Throughout its long history, the Junior League of Milwaukee has been a leader in addressing and responding to the needs of area residents, creating a healthier, more vital place to live through strategic partnerships, innovative programs and effective fundraising. Focusing on the education, health, and nutrition of women and children, the Junior League of Milwaukee works with community partners like Kids Matter, Meta House, Milwaukee Sensitive Crimes Unit and Habitat for Humanity. 

The Junior League of Milwaukee’s over 600 women volunteers reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests and professional pursuits. Their mission includes training volunteers in leadership and organizational development, community needs assessment, strategic planning, communications, advocacy and fundraising. Through this unique training, League members learn to manage and mentor other volunteers, as well as create programs to serve unmet needs in their community.

About The Association of Junior Leagues International

Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.

Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is comprised of more than 150,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world. 

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