Welcome to The Junior League of San Francisco website!
The Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF) was founded in 1911 by a group of women committed to improving the lives of those in greatest need in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. We have demonstrated that commitment for more than 100 years creating a legacy and tradition that I know will continue for the next 100 years. The 1,750 women of The Junior League of San Francisco are driven by our mission statement which reads:
The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The JLSF is nearly entirely volunteer run, which gives our members training on all aspects of non-profit management and creates a trained group of women who can affect our community and become outstanding civic leaders. In 2012-2013, our largest areas of community impact are: child abuse, the disabled, resettlement of international refugees, homelessness and the employment of women. In addition to our five primary community partners, we work with more than 50 nonprofit agencies a year that share our same goal of helping families in need. We also advocate on behalf of issues important to the League and our community including support for families in need, child abuse prevention, perinatal depression, sex trafficking and violence against women. We raise moneys to support our efforts through a number of fundraising activities. We invite women who are passionate about these same issues and want to receive the training needed to be effective volunteers to join our organization.
The League’s impact is due to the dedication of our members who serve both the League and the community. In addition to its members, we supported by a generous group of donors, corporations, community partners and friends who participate in our community activities and support our events year after year.
The Junior League of San Francisco is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., comprised of 294 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The collective power and influence of this group of more than 155,000 women, coming together to build better communities across the globe, is phenomenal.
It is my honor to serve as President of the Junior League of San Francisco, and I encourage you to explore our website, support our community programs, attend our fundraisers and talk with our members to learn more about our organization and the mission we proudly support every day.