Junior League of Montgomery Celebrate 90th Anniversary
Ninety years ago, a group of committed, like-minded Montgomery women organized the Junior League of Montgomery (JLM). Led by founding President Lillie Lee Minier, these ten young women laid the foundation of community service and voluntarism that now defines the organization. Over the past nine decades, JLM has donated millions of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to causes and organizations that work to directly to improve and enhance the quality of life for families in the River Region.
On Thursday, April 7, 2016, JLM will commemorate this significant milestone in its history with an evening of celebration and reflection at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa beginning at 6:00 pm. This 90th Anniversary celebration will feature special guests including Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, Jeana Ross, and Impact America Founder, Stephen Black. During the event, in honor of its 90th year of service, JLM will make several significant financial contributions to local community organizations that directly serve the citizens of the River Region.
“While so much has changed since the Junior League of Montgomery’s founding in 1926, the deep commitment of our members to serving others has remained constant” said Kimberly Baker, President. “It is our responsibility to continue the legacy began nearly a century ago into the future. We are looking forward to many, many more years to come!”
The Junior League of Montgomery is an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Montgomery league is composed of nearly 800 members who donate approximately 30,000 hours of volunteer services annually. The dramatic success of the league’s annual fundraisers has made possible a financial commitment to the Montgomery area that has totaled well over 1.5 million dollars in the last ten years alone. Proceeds raised by the Junior League of Montgomery support their work in the community through projects that improve the quality of life for families and children.