President’s Note

Welcome to Junior League of the Palm Beaches!

It all started with a vision and a desire to help. In 1901 Mary Harriman at age 19 saw the living conditions in the tenement houses in New York City and wanted to make a difference. So began the beginning of Junior League. Today, there are 291 Junior Leagues in the USA, Canada, Mexico and England each making a difference and impacting their communities. 

In 1941, Junior League of the Palm Beaches was established. For 79 years we have been promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community. As an organization of trained women volunteers with a membership of over 800 women, we strive to help and change lives in Palm Beach County through our community programs and fundraisers.

Junior League of the Palm Beaches has a rich history of creating and building programs that help to meet the unmet needs of our most vulnerable population, our children. It is through our community projects and partners we serve to make a difference. As trained women volunteers, we endeavor to make an impact on those with whom we serve.

Our members are the strength of this organization. Through the effective action of trained volunteers, we build this community by building civic leaders. Our members are diverse, community minded, and women of purpose. We are a professional volunteer organization supporting the leadership of women and creating exceptional community leaders. We are Ladies in Leadership. 

Do you have a desire to help? Would you like to make a difference? Are you interested in joining us? You can join as a new member or come attend one of our many events! You will not only learn about the community in which you live, but you will also discover a part of yourself. It’s all part of the self-transformation Junior League of the Palm Beaches offers. 

Whether you are a member, a prospective member, or simply interested in learning more about the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, I invite you to explore our website and learn about our history, our impact on the Palm Beach County community, and opportunities to join our efforts. 

Laura Wissa
Junior League of the Palm Beaches, President