JLW Welcomes New Transfer Members – Virtually!

By: Bailey Oedewaldt As with many events this year, orientation for members transferring into the Junior League of Washington (JLW) went virtual. While the in-person community can be difficult to replicate online, the Transfer Committee went above and beyond to ensure members transferring into the League had an engaging session, with polls and chat features… Read More

Blog: Esprit “Virtual” Neighborhood Party

By: Katie Hatfield, Active Member On Monday, September 14, the Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Esprit Committee hosted a virtual Neighborhood Party. The event boasted over 80 attendees, which in a time of Zoom fatigue and constant moans of “You’re still on mute,” may seem daunting; however, the Esprit Committee handled the event with aplomb!… Read More

Blog: JLW Celebrates “Home for the Holidays” 2020

By: Hannah Overton, Active Member The Junior League of Washington (JLW) recognized that 2020 was an incredibly hard year for our members, the Washington, DC community, and the world. As the holiday season approached, Holiday Cocktail Party Co-Chairs Summer Bravo and Sarah Steinberg knew that while JLW’s holiday celebration would look a little different than… Read More

A Message from JLW’s President on Tossed & Found 2021

It with a heavy heart, that the JLW Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Tossed & Found in-person sale due to the circumstances and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Message from the President of JLW on January 6 Current Events

The Junior League of Washington is closely watching the events currently unfolding on the steps of the Capitol. We know that many members, staff, family, and friends of JLW work and live in the Capitol complex and surrounding neighborhoods. We are keeping each and every one of you in our thoughts. Please heed Mayor Bowser’s… Read More

Blog: My JLW Membership Value

By Carol Der Garry, Sustainer  What do I get out of my Junior League of Washington (JLW) membership? Do you ponder this question every year when deciding to renew your JLW membership? As a sustaining member with over 20 years of service in the Junior League, my League training and experiences have provided unique opportunities… Read More

Blog: Rolling Up My Sleeves with Tossed & Found

By Barbara Franklin, Sustainer Chair, Member since 1990 Our largest fundraiser, Tossed & Found – an annual rummage sale, was canceled in March because of the Coronavirus pandemic. That left the Junior League of Washington (JLW) with 18,000 square feet of donated items — it was a whole lot of rummage! At the time, a… Read More

AJLI and JLW’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

On June 8, 2020, AJLI’s Board of Directors, voted on the following external statement condemning racism, racial injustice, and racial discrimination. The Junior League of Washington is proud to support these efforts to create lasting change and foster a culture of anti-racism in our communities.