President's Message

Greetings from the Junior League of Wilmington! Whether you are a current or prospective member, a current or possible community partner or a current or potential supporter, I invite to you browse around our website to learn more about the JLW's inspirational history, transformative present and unfolding future.

As a lifelong Delaware resident, I am so very proud to be serving as president of the First State's first and only Junior League. Since joining in 2006, I have learned so much about Wilmington's needs and the strength of this area's non-profit community. Perhaps surprisingly, I have learned just as much about myself as a citizen, a volunteer, a woman and a leader. I also have gained knowledge and developed skills that have served me well at home, at work and in the world at large, and I will be ever grateful for being able to take away so much from giving a little.  

In this, our 96th year, my fellow JLW members and I are excited to be undertaking a new three-pronged approach to our community impact activities while continuing to focus on the leadership training that has been a hallmark of all Junior Leagues since the first was founded in New York City in 1901. As always, the fun that we have and the friendships that we develop along the way will be richly treasured personal benefits of our philanthropic endeavors.

Everything that the women of the Junior League of Wilmington do to improve the community while developing themselves throughout 2014-15 will be underscored by the theme of "She Believed She Could, So She Did." We can't achieve unless we believe in the power and possibility that each of us possesses, and once we believe, there remains only to go on and do!

Believing and doing,
Susan Coulby
2014-15 President