The Junior League of Wilmington, DE Headquarters

Built in the early 1770s, the historic Lea-Derickson House has served as the League’s headquarters for more than 40 years.

Our Members

The Junior League of Wilmington has made an impact in the community for 95 years.

More than 90 Years of History

Women making a difference in the Wilmington community since 1918. View full image

Heart of the Home® Kitchen Tour

Join us in April, 2018 for this self-guided Tour showcasing dream kitchens and delicious food.

Women's Leadership summit

Coming on March 11, 2017!  A one-day comprehensive leadership development opportunity for women seeking to fine-tune their leadership skills.

Whale of a Sale

Coming November 2016! Founded in 1980, the Junior League of Wilmington’s Whale of a Sale is known as "Delaware's Largest Garage Sale."

Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek.

Working in the Community

The Junior League of Wilmington is proud to be working with several local nonprofit organizations on the issue of bettering the lives of girls 12-18.

Community Focus

The Junior League of Wilmington is focused on improving the lives of girls age 12-18 in Greater Wilmington. The League will be making improvements to facilities at the Delaware Adolescent Program which affords pregnant teenagers a means by which to continue their education and receive pre-natal care; we will be conducting life skill workshops at Bayard House, a residential program serving homeless or transitional pregnant minors; and we are developing a mentoring program for granddaughters of the families served by the Wilmington Senior Center. We also assisted with the passage of Erin's Law in Delaware. In June 2016, The First State became the 28th state to pass Erin’s Law which requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program (click here for details about this legislation).

Our Mission

We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The Junior League welcomes all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.


The Junior League of Wilmington is actively seeking women of all races, religions and national origins who share its commitments to community improvement and personal development. Our next Provisional Class begins in June. Click here to learn more.


Join us March 11, 2017!
Executive Banquet and
Conference Center
For more information or to purchase tickets click here
2016 Whale of A Sale

Thanks to our patrons, donors and
members for helping to make the
2016 Whale a great success!
Join our Whale mailing list here!


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