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…


A Christmas Affair

A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and community non-profit partners.  The annual event hosts over 200 retail merchants from across the country and attracts over 25,000 patrons.  The 2022 A Christmas Affair dates are November 16-20th. Applications for 2022 Merchants are being accepted now.

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Coats for Kids

December 4–11, 2021, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) will hold the 35th 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, its partners, and…

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 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.


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    Austin Entertains

    The event sold out last year, and this year’s event will raise the bar with its food and beverage offerings, guest experience, and overall entertainment to help raise funds for the local Austin community.


  • What’s Your Why? End of the Year Reflections on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    posted on December 20, 2021

    The racial equity movement of 2020 was a galvanizing experience for many. People’s eyes were opened to the idea that our Union might not be perfect, that liberty and justice may not be equally applied to all, and that everyone can take an active role in building a better world. For members of The Junior League…

  • Back in Action: Community Placements Post-Lockdown

    posted on December 13, 2021

    The League Gets Back to Serving In-Person With our Community Partners By: Nancy Funkhouser McTyre While we may not have yet completely turned the page on Covid, we have indeed turned the page on the lockdowns and the more restrictive measures that many of us experienced in 2020. That’s excellent news for the Junior League…

  • FREE Holiday Tree Lighting Events and Lights Around Austin

    posted on December 3, 2021

      Even if you’re feeling a bit “bah humbug,” it’s hard not to feel a bit of seasonal cheer when Austin and its environs get festooned with millions of twinkling bulbs. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Austin-area holiday light shows and decorations. Get a hefty dose of holiday spirit at these gorgeous…

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