President’s Note

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

Founded in 1901 by New York City resident and social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the Junior League began as a Lower East Side Tenement outreach project. Today the Junior League is an international organization comprised of more than 140,000 women volunteers in 291 communities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico.

Our local organization, the Junior League of Long Island (JLLI), was formed in 1951. Based in Roslyn, we are a charitable non-profit organization of women volunteers who work to improve the lives of at-risk women and children in Nassau and Suffolk Counties through various projects and initiatives. Our members reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits, and work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions, and work for change.

Our mission states:

JLLI is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

It is that last part – “through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers” – that sets the Junior League apart from other community service organizations. We offer training and educational opportunities that encourage the development of strong women leaders, ensuring a lasting impact on Long Island. Through work on committees and participation in trainings, projects, and initiatives, members of the JLLI have the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills with other like-minded women, all while working toward the betterment of our Long Island community.

I invite you to learn more about our organization by exploring our website, and I welcome you to join us in our work by becoming a member or a community partner. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at to find out how you can get involved.  You can also support the work we do by making a monetary donation or by donating new or gently used clothing, shoes or household goods to our Thrift Shop.  Donations are tax-deductible and directly benefit the Long Island community.

I encourage you to be a part of this exciting work today!


Tracy E. Pfaff
President, 2018-2019