In 1916, with the leadership of Isoline Campbell, 45 women came together to establish The Junior League of Atlanta. The purpose was to train women to build better, stronger communities in the Atlanta area. For more than 95 years, the League has grown our membership and involvement in the community. Our organization of diverse women continues to support a wide variety of programs that empower women and children to become self-reliant and make Atlanta a better community.
The Junior League of Atlanta is committed to supporting women, children and education. We make a measurable difference in the Atlanta community focusing on our members first. We empower them to be the difference they want to see in their personal lives, community and world. We create a sense of community that our members enjoy being a part of and are proud to promote and grow. And we design programs, events, and fundraisers that engage our members’ personal interests and passions.
Today, the Junior League of Atlanta has more than 3,800 Provisional, Active and Sustaining members, making the Junior League of Atlanta one of the largest Leagues within the Association of Junior Leagues International.
Our membership includes executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers and professional women from diverse backgrounds.
As an organization, we remain committed to empowering our members to serve as catalysts for positive change throughout Atlanta, working collaboratively with our non-profit partners.
The Junior League of Atlanta has been, and will continue to be, an instrumental force for positive change in our community.
Member Groups and Activities
The Junior League of Atlanta also has many opportunities for members to make new friendships, and stay connected with each other beyond our community and event offerings. We have two programs, Find Your Niche and Taste of the Town, in which members can meet in small interest groups and connect with like-minded women with the same hobbies or interests, etc. Find Your Niche groups include Book Club, Expecting Moms, Foodies, Fun for Tots, Walking, Wine Tasting and Job Hunting. Taste of the Town events are scheduled throughout the year at local restaurants or other avenues (such as an art gallery or the Atlanta Botanical Gardens) and provide a casual setting to mix and mingle with friends.
Benefits of Membership
- Connections – We connect to communities in need, to people we serve and to those we serve with.
- Training – Our “on-the-job” training through volunteering provides new skills for lifelong use. We have programs that help train for effective community service and leadership, including finance, fundraising, leadership, public relations and marketing, advocacy and personal development.
- Pursuit of Interests – Opportunity to engage with like-minded women and pursue common interests.
- Leadership Development – Opportunities to serve on community Boards of Directors and chair committees that make an impact in the community.
- Community Impact – We take pride in our awareness of community needs and opportunities to contribute to solutions so that we can continue to make a positive impact in the community.
- Membership Transferability – League membership is transferable throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and England.
- New friends and opportunities - For continued growth and personal fulfillment.
Annual Duties of Active Membership
- Attend 3 meetings from a variety of meeting choices
- Pay tax-deductible dues (currently at $180 for Actives / year)
- Perform volunteer services satisfactory to the Placement Committee
- A 3 hour rotation in a fundraiser unless regular placement is a fundraiser
- Nearly New Shop quota in merchandise or cash ($40)
Become a Member
If you are interested in becoming a member of The Junior League of Atlanta, click here for more information.