The Junior League of San Francisco will celebrate A Century of Commitment on November 1, 2012, at City Hall, and the entire city is invited to participate in the fund-raising dinner and celebratory event. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and California Governor Jerry Brown will commemorate with proclamations, Senator Dianne Feinstein will be inducted as an honorary member, and Heidi Kuhn, founder of Roots of Peace, will provide the keynote speech.
A century ago, a group of women created the organization that not only contributes to improving the community, but also trains women as effective volunteers and leaders. Since then, women of The Junior League of San Francisco have volunteered over six million hours and donated over $24 million to the Bay Area through direct grants, advocacy and training. From World War I relief efforts to helping those suffering with AIDS, to fighting domestic violence and assisting families in need, with hundreds of programs in its history, The Junior League of San Francisco is frequently the first organization to address issues in the Bay Area. Find out how you can get involved at JLSF.org.
In 1941, The Junior League of San Francisco created the prototype for the Red Cross Motor Corps
In 1955, with sponsorship from Chrysler Corporation, members of The Junior League of San Francisco wrote and produced, The Forward Look, a musical comedy, and raised over $21,000
The Junior League’s campaign against domestic violence, 1990s
In 1992, The Junior League of San Francisco published The City by the Bay, a number one bestseller on the list of children’s books
1949 – 2009, The Junior League of San Francisco owned and operated a “Next-to-New” shop on Fillmore Street
In 1979, The Junior League of San Francisco launched its first cookbook, San Francisco A La Carte, followed by San Francisco Encore in 1987, San Francisco Flavors in 2001, and San Francisco Entertains in 2010
In 2004, The Junior League of San Francisco Sustainers announced Women at the Center Honors, awards for Bay Area women at the center of philanthropy; 2012 honorees were Joanne Horning and Charlotte Maillard Shultz
Save the date for The Junior League of San Francisco’s new fashion showcase, Fashion Forward, February 28, 2013 – March 2, 2013