President’s Note

Welcome to the Junior League of Long Island’s website!

The Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) is an organization of nearly 200 passionate, driven women working to make a difference on Long Island. We are the local organization of the Junior League international non-profit organization, comprised of more than 140,000 women volunteers across the globe, and founded by social activism pioneer Mary Harriman in 1901.

JLLI seeks to equip members with skills to create positive change in our local communities, to address community challenges, and spearhead projects that benefit women and children. Now more than ever, there is a need for trained volunteers and leaders to work together to build a greater, stronger community.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest our country is facing, JLLI is striving to meet the needs of our members and our communities in meaningful, impactful ways. We have our work cut out for us this year and it will require inventive, out-of-the-box planning, but I know that our membership will find ways to carry forward our mission and our legacy of leadership on Long Island.

Something that sets JLLI apart from other non-profits is that we are a training organization. Members serve on working committees where they have hands-on experience leading and managing community projects and programs. We offer regular trainings, as well as personal and professional development opportunities, which will continue in the form of online meetings for at least, the beginning of this League year.

To our members and supporters, thank you for your dedication and service. If you are a community-based organization or someone considering membership, thank you for visiting our site and learning more about who we are. You can email us at for more information. You can also support our work by making a monetary contribution or by donating new or gently used clothing, shoes or household items to our Thrift Shop. Donations are tax-deductible and directly benefit the Long Island community.

We can.  We will.  We are the Junior League of Long Island.  I hope you will get involved with the important work JLLI is doing!

Stephanie Kearns
President, 2020-2021