JLSA Centennial: 100 Years of Impact

We are excited for you to celebrate the JLSA Centennial with us!

In 1924, a group of 11 women gathered together and founded the Junior League of San Antonio. Since then, this organization has forever changed the lives of thousands of women and improved the San Antonio community in measurable and significant ways. (Read more about this in our 99 Reasons Blog Series!)

From our early start assisting doctors at the Children’s Free Clinic to our most recent endeavor, supporting the development of the Junior League Education Center at Clarity Child Guidance Center, the tireless and dedicated efforts of JLSA volunteers have touched the Alamo City in countless ways.  Together, the women of the Junior League have raised over $25 million dollars and donated thousands of hours of volunteer service for the betterment of the San Antonio community.

Throughout the years, JLSA has also offered members invaluable training. From nonprofit management, to how to read financials, to how to plan an event, to how to be a mentor, the league has offered personal and professional development that members have used in their homes and careers and have gone on to use in future leadership opportunities.  Junior League truly is a training organization that provides members the chance to learn new skills. The entire San Antonio community has benefited from the training JLSA has offered members over our 99 years.

The Junior League of San Antonio is so excited to celebrate our organization’s rich 100-year history during the 2023-2024 JLSA year. Our members have been hard at work planning a year of centennial celebrations to honor the legacy of the women who have come before us, recognize our historical partnerships in the San Antonio community, and celebrate all of the milestones that our members and sustainers have reached together.

We look forward to wishing JLSA a happy 100 years with a variety of service projects, member celebrations and community events in 2023-2024.  We will post information about our plans as the events get closer and we hope that each of you will come celebrate with us at our events!

There are also two campaigns that will be launching in the fall of 2022:

  1. Our ReMember Campaign. This will be inviting any former JLSA member or sustainer who is no longer active to reactivate membership. If you know a former member and want us to include her in our campaign, please email her name and contact information to presidentelect@jlsa.org. We want every member who had any part in JLSA’s milestones over the past 100 years to be part of our Centennial year
  2. Our Centennial Legacy Campaign.Through our Centennial Legacy Campaign, we will be seeking financial contributions to support our centennial efforts. The contributions will be used to support our centennial archive project and celebration, as well as set up an endowment for JLSA member scholarships.  If you would like to receive information regarding this campaign, please send your contact information to president@jlsa.org.

We feel incredibly honored to launch these efforts during this historic time for JLSA. Please reach out to either of us with any questions, suggestions or even your favorite JLSA memory! We look forward to celebrating with you in the years to come.

Sincerely,

 

Amanda Crouch Rachel Briseño Bruno
JLSA President JLSA President
2022-2023 2023-2024

 

Celebrate With Us

Over the past 99 years, The Junior League of San Antonio has offered women the space to develop and refine their talents while giving back to the city we love. As we prepare for JLSA’s Centennial year in 2023, we will take the opportunity to look back on the incredible progress being made, and to look forward to the future of the JLSA.

Below are three ways you can participate in the celebration:

Learn about the Legacy Share Your Story Donate Today
Check out the JLSA Centennial blog series – 99 Reasons to Celebrate Our Legacy Email us a blurb (to centennial@jlsa.org) about your favorite JLSA experience, service project, or even the impact JLSA made on your life! Make a gift to The Centennial Legacy Campaign today, to help us continue impacting the San Antonio community.

 

The History of the Junior League of San Antonio

Junior League of San Antonio History

 To understand where we are going, we must understand where we have been. And as we approach JLSA’s Centennial year, reflecting on and honoring our history becomes all the more important.

Throughout our 99-year history, the JLSA has built an exemplary record of charitable achievement in the name of creating a stronger San Antonio community. You can read more about this history here, and you can send your own JLSA  memory to our Historian at the contact information below.

 

Contact

JLSA Centennial Chair Historian, 2022-2034
Casie Moler-Martinez Kara Bagg
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