About The Junior League of Wilmington

The Junior League of Wilmington was founded in 1918 under the inspiration of Mrs. William S. Bergland. The Junior League of Wilmington is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit volunteer organization. Since its inception, the women of the League have encouraged every member to use her talents and resources to improve the social and economic conditions of others. Today, the League has over 450 members, making it a large nonprofit organization in Delaware. Continuing to focus on improving the health, education, and welfare of those in need, the Junior League of Wilmington serves as an important volunteer resource and a catalyst for positive change through our partnerships with other nonprofit organizations in our community.

Over the years, the Junior League of Wilmington’s focus area has changed to meet the diverse needs of our community. From actively supporting a woman’s right to vote, creating a Foster Care Review Board to protect children’s rights, helping to build the new Woodlawn Library and participating in numerous projects with the Ronald McDonald House, the Junior League of Wilmington has been a force in Delaware.

In 2008, the Junior League of Wilmington’s new focus area was introduced: Life Skills and Mentoring for Children and Teens. Currently, The Junior League of Wilmington is proud to be working closely with the Life Lines Program at the West End Neighborhood House, a not-for-profit agency in Wilmington dedicated to helping children who are aging out of the foster care system. For over 90 years, the women of the Junior League of Wilmington have dedicated their time, energy, and resources to impact our community.

 Past Junior League of Wilmington projects, partners and events:

A.I. DuPont Institute’s Auxiliary

Immunization Task Force

Ashland Nature Center

Kids Count in Delaware

“Bridges for Play” playground at Leach School

Literacy Volunteers of America

Child, Inc.

“No Monkeying Around” pavilion at Brandywine Zoo

Children’s Bureau

Project Assist Institute

Delaware Adolescent Program (DAPI)

Project C.A.R.E/Ingleside Homes Inc.

Delaware Children’s Museum

Read Aloud Delaware

Delaware Children’s Theater

Ronald McDonald House of Delaware

Delaware Curative Workshop

The Project for Domestic Violence Reform

Delaware Women’s Conference

Sterck SchoolDelaware School for the Deaf

Foster Care Review Act

The Wellness Community – Delaware

Foster Care Review Board

Wilmington Senior Center


West End Neighborhood House