President’s Message

Welcome to the Junior League of Raleigh! Impacting the Raleigh community for over 90 years, we are as relevant now as we were in 1930 when we were established.

Our new 2020-2023 strategic plan is now available as well.  By focusing jointly on the needs of the Wake County community and the needs of our membership, our strategic plan will help the Junior League of Raleigh achieve its vision of being a change-agent in childhood well-being in Raleigh through the work of our volunteers within and outside of the League.   

Our members remain dedicated to changing the lives of women and children of Wake County. Nearly 1,500 members strong, we are proud of our diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills. Together we put over 20,000 hours into our community every year, feeding hungry children and mentoring vulnerable students amongst many other activities.

Our impactful BackPack Buddies program provides food support for students at five schools in Wake County and two of our community partners during the school year, along with a summer partnership with YMCA of the Triangle. We now provide consistent food support for over 500 children through the year.

We pack tons (literally) of food each year at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. We tutor children after school at AventWest Children’s Mentoring, StepUp Ministry, Heritage Park and Brentwood Boys & Girls Club.  We support programs to fight domestic abuse at SAFEchild and InterAct. Our volunteers also support other community partners across the Triangle through our Quick Impact program.

Last year we added two additional placements: The Green Chair Project, which helps to provide the comforts of home to families in need, and A Note in the Pocket, which helps to provide clothing to children who are impoverished or homeless. 

Whether you are interested in joining our organization or simply learning more about what we do, we thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learning about how we are changing the lives of women and children in Wake County.

Randi Ligon

JLR President, 2020-2021