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

Thanks for joining us on April 5, 2014 for this self-guided tour showcasing some of the area’s finest kitchens. Stay tuned for details about Kitchen Tour 2014.

Our Community Impact

The Junior League of Wilmington plays a major role in our community. We strive for maximum impact through the effective action of highly trained volunteers.

Whale of a Sale

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 children’s health and wellness.

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 will also be working to pass Erin's Law in Delaware (click here for details about this potential 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 commitment to community improvement and personal development. The Spring Provisional Class will begin in January and we invite you to be part of it!  If you would like to join, please fill out a New Member Application. For more information, contact Recruiting Chair Nikki Hudak at  We look forward to meeting you!

INFORMATIONAL EVENT:  Wine & Cheese Social on December 7:  LEARN MORE



SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Heart of the Home® Kitchen Tour! Coming to homes in Wilmington and beyond on Saturday, April 9!

SHOP AMAZON, DONATE TO JLW! Register at and select "Junior League of Wilmington Inc." as your charity of choice then start every Amazon shopping visit by clicking here to give even more to the League -- all at no additional cost to you!