Since 1933, the Junior League of Raleigh has been honored to host the NC Governor’s Inaugural Ball.
The Junior League of Raleigh has been pleased to partner with Governor Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper to celebrate the Tar Heel State and everything that makes it so special by hosting this nonpartisan community impact fundraiser.
Considering the ongoing pandemic and impact this health crisis has on our community and state, the Junior League of Raleigh has made the difficult decision to end planning celebration festivities for our elected leaders. We look forward to celebrating North Carolina’s Governor and Council of State in January 2025 after the 2024 election cycle.
We extend our sincere thanks to Governor Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper for their patience and cooperation in working with us over the past 14 months. We look forward to honoring Governor Cooper before his second term ends.
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The Junior League of Raleigh Inc. is a member of an international organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, 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. For more information call 919.787.7480.
All events hosted by the Junior League of Raleigh Inc. in connection with the Inaugural Ball weekend will comply with the State Ethics Act and Lobbying Laws. In light of a formal opinion from the State Ethics Commission regarding the ban on “indirect gifts,” and after consultation with legislative leaders, the Junior League of Raleigh will not provide complimentary event tickets to any designated individual including legislators, legislative employees, public servants or members of the Council of State and their family members. Sponsors should consult with the State Ethics Commission before providing tickets to any designated individuals.