Going into our 114th year, I am honored to serve as the President of the Junior League of Portland, and I am incredibly proud of the work we do to empower and uplift women in our community.
The Junior League of Portland is a place where we develop the potential of women as leaders, changemakers, and advocates. We strive to provide a nurturing environment where women can hone their skills, embrace their strengths, and unlock their true leadership potential. Through trainings, partnerships in the community, and collaborative projects, we empower our members to take charge, both within our league and beyond as volunteers.
Leadership and service are the cornerstones of our 100% volunteer run organization. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need, uplifting marginalized voices, and creating lasting change. Our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to address critical issues in our communities, ensuring that we leave a meaningful and sustainable legacy for the next 114+ years.
Climate Justice stands as the primary focus for the league. Portland, like many major cities, faces environmental issues such as air and water pollution, habitat loss, and the impacts of climate change: including rising temperatures and extreme weather events. We also recognize that climate change disproportionately affects the health and well-being of vulnerable communities including people of color, the elderly and low income families. By engaging in projects that promote environmental sustainability, educating our communities, and partnering with like-minded organizations, we are working towards a greener, fairer future for all.
We are not merely an organization; we are a force for good, a network of passionate women who stand united to create a more just, equitable, and resilient world. Together, we challenge stereotypes, break barriers, and foster a culture of compassion, inclusion, and respect. We recognize that by working together as leaders we can amplify our impact with positive change in our communities.
Thank you for your interest in the Junior League of Portland and for supporting our journey towards a better tomorrow. Join us in our mission, and together, let’s lead, serve, and advocate for a brighter, more sustainable future.
Yours in Voluntarism,
2023-2025 Junior League of Portland President