About Us

Women building better communities.

That’s the Junior League.

The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) provides outreach services to organizations and individuals in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall Counties. Our members, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests and professional pursuits, work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions and work for change.

JLKD was chartered in 1995 and is one of 292 members of the Association of Junior Leagues International, putting the trained talents and energies of 155,000 women into action. Junior League women are focused on addressing the basic needs of our community, including food, health care, housing and education, but also cultural enrichment projects which inspire children and families to broaden their imaginations and knowledge of the world around them.

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JLKD in the Community

JLKD works to improve the lives of women and children 0-5 who live in poverty in Kane and DuPage Counties. We focus our efforts of programs, direct service and advocacy on the areas of nutrition and health, early childhood education, and family stability and shelter. JLKD partners with a strong network of area service agencies and schools in the surrounding area to expand our impact within our communities.

Learn more about JLKD’s current Community Projects, scholarships and grants and how you can support the League by joining as a member or through donations.

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Vision Statement

To train volunteers to serve women and children (ages 0-5) living in poverty through strategic programs in the areas of education, health and shelter.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

The League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

2018- 19 Board of Directors

President: Beth O’Mahoney
President Elect: Lauren Kingston
Board Advisors: Kristin Celing and Traci Kantowski
Financial Vice President: Korinne Smillie
Secretary: Jaclyn McCaffery
Nominating Chair: Jessica JecmenBoard Incoming