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 2021 A Christmas Affair dates are November 17-21st.  As a new tradition started in 2020, The Junior…

Coats for Kids Logo with Sponsors

Coats for Kids

December 1–11, 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…

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 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.


  • Nov17

    A Christmas Affair

    Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

    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.

  • Dec01

    Coats for Kids

    Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

  • Feb24

    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.


  • A Good Sweet New Year

    posted on September 6, 2021

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   by Alexandra F. Taylor   At sundown on September 6th, a new year will begin. Marked not by fireworks nor television specials, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, will be toasted with apples, honey, raisin challah bread, and wine. Wine is universally celebratory. The year will be 5782, and those…

  • Spotlight on Cyndi Cummings: JLA Sustainer, advocate for Austin seniors, and my mom

    posted on September 2, 2021

      A Junior League of Austin sustainer spotlight.   For this Sustainer spotlight, I am interviewing my mom, Cyndi Cummings. Like many members, I became involved with The Junior League of Austin (JLA) before I was even eligible to join, through the involvement of my mother. She inspired me to join the League and she…

  • Dress for Success: Empowering Women & Empowering Yourself

    posted on May 24, 2021

    “Empowering women also helps empower yourself,” says Bentley Harris, a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA) who is wrapping up her second placement volunteering with Dress for Success Austin. The Dress for Success mission is to empower women through providing resources to build the skills they need to gain financial independence. This is…

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