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 400 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. Most recently, we spearheaded passage of Erin’s Law in Delaware, requiring publicly funded schools to implement age-appropriate, prevention-oriented sexual abuse education.
For nearly 100 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
|“No Monkeying Around” pavilion at Brandywine Zoo
|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 School – Delaware School for the Deaf
|Foster Care Review Act
|The Wellness Community – Delaware
|Foster Care Review Board
|Wilmington Senior Center
|West End Neighborhood House