Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Junior League of Grand Rapids! Our mission is to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This binds us to the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) which is comprised of 296 sister Leagues throughout the U.S. and around the world. In Grand Rapids we have over 300 members and have been an integral part of the community since 1925.

The Junior League of Grand Rapids provides women with the tools to become community leaders. Through workshops, guest speakers and experiential learning, the League organizes and trains over 300 active and sustaining members. This training enables our members to be catalysts of positive and lasting change within businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations here in West Michigan.  Our goal is to facilitate personal and professional growth, the development of relationships with community partners, and friendships with other women leaders – all while having a great time!

I am honored to be leading the Junior League of Grand Rapids through its 94th year.  We have an exceptional legacy that serves as our foundation as we work to build a better community.  Whether you are an agency in need, considering membership, or interested in making a financial contribution to support our mission, you are most welcome to access our website and reach out with questions at any time – we would love to hear from you!

Lauren Jacoby

Junior League of Grand Rapids President 2018-2019