President’s Note

Thank you for visiting the Junior League of the Palm Beaches! We are a nonprofit organization of over 750 trained women volunteers, and for over 75 years our members have been dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community.

Community-minded and forward thinking, our women bring their diverse life experiences and skills to the Junior League of the Palm Beaches for the common goal of impacting the community for a better tomorrow. Each woman begins her Junior League journey as a new member and participates in our year-long volunteer training program. The journey continues as she transforms herself and the community through the wholeness of effective action of trained volunteers. Our members are what makes our organization special.

The Junior League has a rich history of identifying unmet needs in our local area, developing programs with impactful outcomes, and forming community partnerships to achieve our goals. In early 2014, our members officially selected foster care as our area of impact, and we are thrilled to continue our work with the Nelle Smith Residence, Vita Nova Village, and Department of Juvenile Justice, while creating new partnerships with other local organizations including H.E.A.R.T., Friends of Foster Children, and Childnet.

In addition to developing exceptionally qualified civic leaders, some of our most significant accomplishments over the years include founding the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, building the Fun Zone at Gaines Community Park, and starting Quantum House at St. Mary’s Hospital. In addition, two of our longest-running projects have created a lasting legacy in Palm Beach County: since 1968 we have been screening preschool aged children for vision and hearing problems; and our Cotillion program has been providing middle school students with instruction in manners, etiquette, and ballroom dancing since 1959.

The success of our programs is made possible by the generous support of our members and the community. You are invited to attend the 7th Annual Deck the Palms Holiday Market at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on November 19, 2016. This event offers the opportunity to shop with over 150 diverse vendors in a convenient and central location – just in time for the holidays. Also, please join us in the Spring for our annual Kids In The Kitchen health and fitness fair.

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.

Beth Stevens President Signature