A Message From Our President


Gail Reid-Vestal

Gail Reid-Vestal
JLR President, 2021-2022

Welcome to a new JLR year!

I am honored to serve as your 92nd President of the Junior League of Raleigh. 

Since 1901, the Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective womens volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 125,000 women in over 295 Leagues across four countries.

The Junior League of Raleigh has proudly given more than 90 years of service to our community.

We have accomplished this through our mission of Leadership, Commitment and Service. We dont just say we have a mission, but we lean into that mission every day as we work with our member volunteers, community partners and our local neighbors in the broader community.

In our quest to be servant leaders and part of the fabric of our community, we offer our headquarters, the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadershipfor other nonprofits and the public as a meeting space. We continue to award yearly Legacy Grantspresent A Shopping SPREE! and host our award-winning Inaugural Ball

Our biggest gift is our members and their community impact. We are proud of our members who are first responders, those who serve on community and advisory boards, members who are active in their local schools and educational institutions, who sit on local councils shaping the future of our community.

Mary Harriman award winner even calls our League home.

We are woven into the DNA of this community and are using our Junior League skills to move it forward and keep us relevant. 

Last year brought unprecedented challenges to our world and to our league. Dr. Maya Angelou eloquently said it for us, “Still I Rise.”

I and my fellow League members will continue to rise. If you are ready for an incredible and life-changing volunteer experience, we invite you to join us.

In service and gratitude,