The Junior League of Austin

Capital Campaign


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The Junior League of Austin's Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign is designed to help The Junior League of Austin transition to a new location that will better serve Austin and its non-profits. The Community Impact Center, to be located on Bluffstone Cove in northwest Austin, will serve as a community center.

See what Cookie Ruiz,
JLA Sustaining President 2013-2014,

says about The Junior League of Austin

We envision The Community Impact Center as a place where our members can come together in partnership with the community, united by a resolve to “do something” in response to today’s pressing needs. In true League spirit, this means the time has come for The Junior League of Austin to transform the way we serve the greater Austin community.  It means the time has come for The Junior League of Austin to break new ground.

As an active and effective voice for good in the community, the League has pushed for solutions to some of Austin's most pressing and important issues since 1934.

In response to the needs of Austin’s community, the League administers, staffs and funds its own SIGNATURE IMPACT PROGRAMS. These highly visible community initiatives include:

Coats for Kids: With the help of program partners Jack Brown Cleaners, KASE 101 and KVUE, the League spearheads this annual initiative that to date has provided over 600,000 warm winter coats to eligible children and teenagers in Central Texas.

FIT - Food in Tummies - Feeding Minds... Growing Bodies: In collaboration with the Del Valle Independent School District, the League manages this innovative, nationally recognized program providing much needed weekend nourishment to over 1,500 Central Texas children grades Pre-K through 5th grade.

The Emergency Fund: Crisis funding, totaling over $250,000 to date, is awarded during emergencies and disasters to nonprofit agencies to prevent a disruption in community services.

Done-in-a-Day Program: Valuable volunteer manpower is provided to partnering non-profits in need of short-term staffing for events or special projects.

When we purchased our current headquarters in 1983, membership totaled 975 women who served a population of 373,000 citizens. Nearly three decades later, our membership has more than doubled and Austin's population has likewise tripled. Our current headquarters has allowed us to serve the community well for the past 30 years, but is now stretched to its limits in providing the square footage and functionality necessary to carry out the work of an organization 2,200 women strong. As Austin's need for critical nonprofit support grows, our membership is ready to take on the challenge of serving the community in ways beyond current expectations.

There are many ways to donate in addition to a cash gift. See our Ways to Give Summary.

Click here to email the Capital Campaign Coordinator.