The Junior League offers a variety of opportunities for partners and donors to join in its commitment to “Building A Better Community.”
League Legends Annual Fund
Donations to the League Legends Annual Fund provide necessary financial support for the Junior League's community efforts, building preservation and operating expenses. By supporting these financial pillars, your contribution enables the Junior League to continue its legacy of “Building A Better Community.”
JLH Foundation Community Endowment
In 1999, the Junior League created the Community Endowment. In 2005, a separate organization, the Junior League of Houston Foundation, was created. Community Endowment assets were transferred to the Foundation, and the Foundation's board is charged with overseeing the management, investment and distribution of funds. The purpose of this Community Endowment is to sustain, expand and initiate Junior League-designated community programs in perpetuity. In 2012 – 2013, the first gift from the Community Endowment was made to the Junior League's Community Program. Since that time $450,000 has been disbursed.
Donate to the JLH Foundation Community Endowment Fund
Community Endowment Facts
Donors may honor special friends and loved ones through any of the Junior League's fundraisers. The Junior League also has a special Texas Children's Hospital Memorial Fund, which benefits economically disadvantaged patients and supports their medical needs.
In 2006, the Junior League established the Junior League Heritage Circle, a planned giving society to recognize donors who make or intend to make planned gifts to the Junior League. Planned Giving vehicles may offer tax incentives that benefit donors, their estates and the Junior League. For more information about Planned Giving, please contact the Junior League's Development Office at 713.871.6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of advertising opportunities are available in the Junior League's Houston News magazine (distributed semi-annually to approximately 9,000 members and supporters) and the Charity Ball Program (distributed annually to more than 1,000 attendees). Click here to download the 2016 – 2017 Advertising Contract for Houston News and the Charity Ball Program.
In its 69th year, the Junior League Charity Ball serves as an integral source of funding to help further the Junior League's mission of community outreach and volunteer initiatives. This year's celebration, American Journey, will take place on February 9, 10, and 11, 2017, at the Junior League building. Underwriting dollars directly support the League's Community Program, Building Preservation Fund, and Administrative Fund. In addition, individuals, organizations and corporations purchased advertisements in the Charity Ball Program, which is distributed to more than 1,000 attendees and helps cover the costs of the event.
A Houston tradition, the Junior League Tea Room offers Junior League members and Tea Room patron members luncheon service, special events and facilities.
The Junior League Pantry offers wonderful bakery items and frozen casseroles prepared in our own Tea Room Kitchen to the general public. Also available are boxed lunches, care packages, special orders and cookbooks.
In 2005 and 2006, the Junior League established the JLH Community Partner program to encourage mutually beneficial and customized partnerships between the Junior League and major donors. Each year, the Junior League seeks out a limited number of Community Partners for a one-year partnership.
The Junior League offers two award-winning cookbooks for purchase. Proceeds support the Junior League's efforts. Peace Meals: A Book of Recipes for Cooking and Connecting, which was released in September 2008, was the organization's first cookbook in more than 10 years and was a 2009 Tabasco award-winning publication.
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