President’s Message

Marisa Bryant JLR 2017-2018 President

On behalf of the 1,600 members of the Junior League of Raleigh, welcome!  We are vibrant, modern organization composed of women with a breadth of skills, professional experience and diverse perspectives, united by our interest in making our community a better place. Thank you for visiting!

Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has trained and empowered volunteers to address the critical needs of our community.  Our volunteers currently provide over 26,000 hours of service to Wake County in a wide range of roles. Every week JLR members  feed 140 children through our BackPack Buddies, support programs to combat child abuse at SAFEchild, help kids at StepUp Ministry with homework and special projects, and much more. These community activities and our Legacy Fund grant program are supported by volunteer-led fundraisers such as A Shopping SPREE!, the League’s signature four-day shopping event, and Touch-A-Truck®, our new spring fundraiser that allows kids to climb on vehicles such as firetrucks and police cars, and meet the heroes who drive them!

Another pillar of the League’s work is our dedication to nurturing leadership skills for community change agents. The Junior League of Raleigh’s trained volunteers serve on countless community boards, in leadership roles in their churches and workplaces and on staff at local nonprofits. Each year, our training efforts reach nearly 1,000 Wake County residents, including our own members, local nonprofit employees and women dedicated to furthering their leadership and professional skills.

Thank you for your interest in the Junior League of Raleigh. Whether you are searching for information about our community projects, our grants program or are thinking of becoming a member, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about how our passionate volunteers are impacting the lives of women and children in Wake County!

Marisa Bryant

President JLR 2017-2018