Support

The Junior League of Houston offers a variety of opportunities for partners and donors to join in its commitment to “Building A Better Community.”


Donations

League Legends Annual Fund
Donations to the League Legends Annual Fund provide necessary financial support for the Junior League’s building preservation, community efforts and operating expenses. By supporting these financial pillars, your contribution enables the Junior League to continue its legacy of community outreach and volunteer initiatives. Donate to the League Legends Annual Fund

Junior League of Houston Foundation 
The Junior League of Houston Foundation, an independent entity, was created in 2005 and funded with assets from the previously-established Community Endowment. The Foundation’s board is charged with overseeing the management, investment and distribution of the Community Endowment Funds. The Foundation’s purpose is to sustain, expand and initiate Junior League-designated community programs in perpetuity. In 2012 – 2013, the first gift from the Foundation’s Community Endowment Fund was made to the Junior League’s Community Program. Since that time over $1.5 million has been disbursed. Donate to the JLH Foundation Community Endowment Fund

Memorials/Honorarium
Donors may honor special friends and loved ones through any of the Junior League’s fundraisers, including the League Legends Annual Fund.  The League has a special Texas Children’s Hospital Memorial Fund, which benefits economically disadvantaged patients being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital. For more information about donating to the Texas Children’s Memorial Fund, please contact the Junior League’s development office at 713.871.6625 or development@jlh.org.

Planned Giving
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 713.871.6625 or development@jlh.org.


Advertising

A variety of advertising opportunities are available in the Junior League’s Houston News magazine (distributed semi-annually to approximately 8,000 members and supporters) and the Charity Ball Program (distributed annually to approximately 900 attendees). Click here to download the 2018 – 2019 Advertising Contract for Houston News and the final commemorative Charity Ball Program.


Charity Ball

In its 71st year, the Junior League Charity Ball serves as an integral source of funding to help further the Junior League’s mission. This year’s celebration, the Fire & Ice Ball, will take place on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Junior League.

Underwriting dollars directly support the League’s Community Program, Building Preservation Fund, and Administrative Fund. In addition, individuals, organizations and corporations may purchase advertisements in the Charity Ball Program, which is distributed to approximately 900 attendees, or may donate auction items to support fundraising at the event. Donate to the 71st Annual Charity Ball, Fire & Ice Ball.


Tea Room

A long-standing Houston tradition, the Junior League Tea Room offers League members and Tea Room patron members luncheon service, special events and banquet 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 care packages, catering items, special orders and cookbooks.


Partnerships 

In 2005, 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 such a partnership.


Publications 

The Junior League offers two award-winning cookbooks for purchase, with proceeds supporting the Junior League’s community efforts. Peace Meals: A Book of Recipes for Cooking and Connecting, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2018, was the organization’s first cookbook in more than 10 years and was a 2009 Tabasco award-winning publication. The Houston Junior League Cookbook (HJL) is League’s first cookbook, celebrating its 50th anniversary in  2018 and has over 1,500 easy-to-follow, tried-and-true recipes. HJL is a timeless classic that every cook needs in the kitchen!

For any additional information, contact the Junior League’s development office at 713.871.6653 or development@jlh.org.