President’s Note

We are the Junior League of the Palm Beaches. It is an honor to serve as President for a group of women who are so dedicated to improving our community and making a difference to help others, each and every day. The Junior League was started in 1901 by Mary Harriman in New York City. Today it is in four different countries; the United States of America, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. There are 291 different Junior Leagues, all working to make the world a better place. The Junior League of the Palm Beaches was established in 1941. Our League has over 800 women including actives and sustainers. Our history is rich and impactful with deep roots to service in the community. One of our very first projects was starting the South Florida Science Museum. Today, the museum is going strong and is a viable part of our community. We’ve also built community partnerships such as the Quantum House, Gaines Park in West Palm Beach, Florida, Vita Nova, and Nelle Smith. Throughout the years, the Junior League has started many community programs which include Eye & Ear testing for toddlers and children, volunteer programs at the juvenile detention center, working with children at the DeGeorge Boys & Girls Club and started a mentoring program for young women who are a part of the foster care system in our community. We host food drives, read to children at the library, volunteer at food banks, host children’s events, such as Kids in the Kitchen, to ensure kids learn about healthy eating, exercising and good food choices from an early age on. We mentor each other. We lead, we educate and we train, all while making our community a better place to live, work, play, and volunteer. The most recent project the Junior League of the Palm Beaches has begun is a period supply bank which provides feminine hygiene products to those in our community who cannot afford them. The need for this has quintupled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our League is always looking for like-minded women who have a passion for improving their community. Our members are the heart and soul of this organization. They are the ones who volunteer, lead, and persevere. A Junior Leaguer is always there when you need them. Whether you are a member of the community who needs help, a friend who needs an ear, or a woman who wants to make a difference, we are the organization for you. We hope you will consider joining the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.

Julie Rudolph
Junior League of the Palm Beaches, President