Junior League of Houston honored by HISD with the 2021 Golden Apple Volunteer Service

The Junior League of Houston was honored by HISD with the 2021 Golden Apple Volunteer Service award as part of our Volunteer in Public Schools celebration. This virtual award was uniquely created to commemorate the Junior League’s efforts in helping to develop the Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) program and celebrate the 50th Anniversary. This award…

Houstonians shine at glittering $600,000 Junior League Charity Ball

By Steven Devadanam What: The Junior League of Houston 73rd annual Charity Ball, “Illuminate” Where: Homes across Houston The scoop: Charitable Houston women and their families gathered for a cherished annual tradition. The Junior League recently held its annual Charity Ball, dubbed “Illuminate,” which raised some $600,000 for the league’s charitable, women-focused initiatives. This year, the…

2021 Sara Houstoun Lindsey Award Winner

The Sara Houstoun Lindsey Award is presented annually to one member of the League who furthers the mission and its vital role in the community by identifying a need within the League and/or community and dedicating herself to addressing it through her service. This year, the League is honored to recognize Sally Anne Schmidt as…

Houston’s Junior League Throws the Most Glamorous Watch Parties Ever

Taking Home Delivery to a New Level With More Than $600,000 Raised By Shelby Hodge Junior League of Houston president Rachel Regan and Charity Ball chair Amanda Pritchett knew that they had to come up with something special for the 2021 version of the 73-year-old fundraiser. Last February, the 72nd annual gala slipped onto the social calendar only…

Junior League of Houston Raises $600K at Its Virtual Gala

By Catherine Wendlandt THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF HOUSTON IS USED TO THROWING LAVISH AFFAIRS: grand, multi-night galas with hundreds in attendance at the 96-year-old women’s organization’s Uptown ballroom. After all, that’s what it did in February 2020, when 600 guests gathered for the 72nd Annual Charity Ball, raising nearly $1 million. That big, in-person charity event didn’t happen this…

Racial Equity Panel Discussion Recording

On April 29, 2021, the Junior League of Houston hosted its fourth and final panel discussion in a thought leader series that brought together nonprofit leaders, government officials and experts to share what is being done to navigate through this extraordinary year of ongoing crisis. Previous topics included basic needs, children’s mental health, and overcoming…

Tex-Mex every day

By Erin Faulkner TEX-MEX Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with three recipes, ranging from comfort food to something a bit healthier. (Photo courtesy of The Junior League of Houston) Cooking Buzz is produced in partnership with the Junior League of Houston, a women’s charitable and education organization founded in 1925. Every Texan loves a designated day in which…

Junior League Demonstrates Innovation in Volunteerism

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many activities to a standstill throughout our communities, but The Junior League of Houston made sure volunteerism wasn’t one of them. “We have had to reimagine every aspect [of volunteerism],” says Rachel Regan, president of The Junior League of Houston, Inc. The Junior League of Houston is a 95-year-old organization that…