About Us

WHAT WE DO
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.

 

OUR MISSION
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.

 

OUR VISION
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.

 

OUR VALUES

The JL of Madison is guided by the following values:
  • A membership that is inclusive of all women who believe in the importance of women’s civic leadership.
  • The power of collaboration across all sectors to create sustainable and thriving communities.
  • The significance of women exercising leadership widely and broadly throughout the community.
  • A League environment that encourages diversity of opinion and supports multi-generational engagement.

 

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

 

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