A Christmas Affair

The Junior League of Austin (JLA) returns to Palmer Event Center November 16 – 20 for A Christmas Affair 2022: Night of the Nutcracker. Kick off the holiday season and join in the spirit of giving with the 47th annual holiday market benefitting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and nonprofit community partners. With…

Coats for Kids Logo with Sponsors

Coats for Kids

November 30 – December 11, 2022, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) will hold the 36th annual Coats for Kids Distribution. Together with our long standing partners—Jack Brown Cleaners, iHeart Radio, and KVUE—The Junior League of Austin will provide over 35,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas children in need. The Junior League of Austin,…

Austin Entertains

Austin Entertains supports the entrepreneurs and innovative women in the culinary arts by showcasing Austin’s most talented female chefs and bartenders and local winemakers, breweries and spirit purveyors. Austin Entertains has become a “who’s who” in the Central Texas food scene featuring chefs and bartenders from Austin’s most recognized and awarded restaurants and bars. Thank…

Food in Tummies: feeding minds... growing bodies

FIT – Food in Tummies

FIT – Food in Tummies Through FIT, more than 250 JLA member volunteers commit approximately 200 hours to packing and delivering over 8,000 food items in backpacks to 1,000 Del Valle ISD students every week during the school year. Find out how to support FIT.

Kids In Cool Shoes

The Need for KICS: Without well-fitting, seasonally-appropriate shoes, children can’t participate in physical activity, walk to school, or even stay warm during the winter months. According to the nonprofit Shoes That Fit, being given a pair of new shoes improves school attendance by 44%, participation
in physical activity by 72%, and classroom behavior by 63%. KICS…

Capital Campaign

The Community Impact Center, located on Bluffstone Cove in northwest Austin, serves as a central hub to convene our membership and the community for civic engagement activities and special events. The Community Impact Center is a place where our members come together in partnership with the community, united by a resolve to “do something” in…

Done-in-a-Day

Done-In-A-Day is a series of concentrated projects that provide assistance to non-profit agencies by offering volunteers for community-based events on a short-term basis. Done-In-A-Day volunteers can help with events such as picnics, food bank distribution, holiday parties, egg hunts, 10K race water distribution, children’s shoe collection and delivery, and more.

Events

  • Oct18

    Philanthropitch Live 2022

    Oct 18, 2022 - Oct 18, 2022

    The Junior League of Austin has been selected as a finalist in the Tenth Anniversary of Philanthropitch Live 2022! President-Elect Haley Gardener is ready to pitch on behalf of KICS on October 18!

  • Nov16

    A Christmas Affair

    Nov 16, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022

    A Christmas Affair, presented by Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships, is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and community non-profit partners.

  • Nov30

    Coats for Kids

    Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022

    Mark your calendar for Coats for Kids 2022!

LeagueLines

  • Five Tips to Sparkle and Shine this League Year

    posted on September 13, 2022

    Can you all believe it is already time to start a new League year? The beginning of a new year is always so exciting. There are new faces, new opportunities, and new placements. But the beginning of a new year can also be overwhelming and take some time to get back into the swing of…

  • Generation Serve

    posted on April 28, 2022

      There’s an organization in town helping the next generation of community members understand the importance of giving back. Marissa Vogel wanted to ensure her young daughters were community-focused. She says, “If [my] children were to grow into adults who cared about making a difference, they needed to learn a sense of responsibility for the…

  • Spotlight on Gay Gaddis: JLA Sustainer and All Around Renaissance Woman

    posted on April 21, 2022

    When I meet a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), I am continually impressed by the Renaissance women who make up our League.  This could not be more true of JLA  Sustaining member Gay Gaddis. Gay Gaddis founded T3 (The Think Tank), an award-wining advertising agency, and grew it into the largest independent,…

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