About Us

Every year, the Junior League of Madison serves hundreds of area families by developing and supporting responsive, effective programs that empower women to make a difference in the lives of those around them. Through building coalitions and raising funds, our community programs address the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth needs of women and children.

While improving our communities, we are also helping our members grow – personally and professionally. Junior League of Madison members learn to be effective, professional community volunteers, develop valuable friendships, and find personal fulfillment. As a result, members become long-term contributors to our community.


The Junior League of Madison, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective actions and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The Junior League of Madison is committed to improving the quality of life in our community through initiatives benefiting the health and well-being of women and children.


Community Impact and Visibility
Make a measurable difference in the Madison area through our programs. Raise community awareness of JLM through our community programs and fundraisers.

Membership Satisfaction
Strive to provide all members with a meaningful, rewarding volunteer experience. Foster a sense of ownership among members in a welcoming, inclusive environment and provide clear membership requirements that offer flexibility with a variety of volunteering, training, and leadership opportunities.

Provide members with training and educational opportunities to aid in the development of skills necessary to become effective volunteers and community leaders.

Effective Financial Management
Ensure effective management of our financial resources, to meet the needs of members and the community.

Position Statement on Children
Committed to ensuring that children have the opportunities and services essential for their physical, intellectual, emotional, mental, and social growth. Advocate to see that opportunities and services are provided to foster this growth.

Nationally, the Junior League was founded in New York City in 1901. The Madison chapter was founded in 1988. Read more here.


Junior League of Madison is led by a volunteer board, elected annually by our membership.