History

Affiliated as the 284th member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in 1995, the Junior League of Greater DuKane, Inc. was founded in 1992 as a volunteer organization for women interested in making a positive impact on the communities in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties.

In 2002, our name was changed to the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) to gain better recognition within the communities we serve.

Carrying on the tradition of “independent thought” established by Mary Harriman, the founder of Junior League, JLKD shares the belief that people should help people without pay to give others the opportunity to achieve, learn and live with dignity. To this end, JLKD has identified and developed programs to meet our communities’ needs.

Past Presidents
  • 2014-2015 Traci Kantowski
  • 2013-2014 Kristin Celing
  • 2012-2013: Alissa Johnson Tripas
  • 2011-2012: Christina Brady
  • 2010-2011: Rosemary Piedmont
  • 2009-2010: Jeni Kahley
  • 2008-2009: Tracy Rogers
  • 2007-2008: Mandie Cummins
  • 2006-2007: Natasha Bonomo
  • 2005-2006: Janet Millikan
  • 2004-2005: Lynn Mirabella
  • 2003-2004: Andrea Marvel
  • 2002-2003: Beth Benck
  • 2001-2002: JoAnn Green
  • 2000-2001: Kathryn Gould
  • 1999-2000: Elizabeth Murer
  • 1998-1999: Lynn S. Day
  • 1997-1998: Michelle Clauer
  • 1996-1997: Christina Owens
  • 1995-1996: Florence Dowdy
  • 1994-1995: Cynthia Wright
  • 1992-1994: Janet Bornancin
2016-2017 Board of Directors

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President: Jessica Jecmen Brummel
President Elect: Angela David
Board Advisor: Natasha Bonomo (not pictured)
Communications VP: Amy Dolgin
Community VP: Sue Wilson
Finance VP: Jen Steffgen
Treasurer: Lauren Kingston (not pictured)
Membership VP: Nikki Consol
Fund Development VP: Amy Weber
Secretary: Kristen Hartman (not pictured)
Nominating Chair: Traci Kantowski (not pictured)

Charter Members
Carol Anderson Joan Johnston
Sharon Anderson Dana Lamont
Katherine Arnold Linda LaPiano
Marilyn Baysek Kathryn Lefty
Karen Bledsoe Helen Maruna
Sharen Bock Pamela Mathis
Janet Bornancin Deborah McIlvane
Stephanie Burnsed Lori Mitchell
Nancy Carroll Heather Murphy
Cindy Castle Judy Nelson
Michelle Clauer Brook Novelli
Emily Comstock Christina Owens
Marilyn Conkright Catherine Parker
Lucy Hanahan DaGiau Briar Picchietti
Teddi Domann Susan Rice
Florence Dowdy Tina Rogers
Margaret Ehrisman Monique Rub
Beth Fitzpatrick Laurie Russell
Linda Freemont Terri Schorr
Charlene Fumagalli Pamela Smith
Cynthia Giles Judi Springgate
Anne Harris Kathy Thompson
Karen Hattan Ann Wilhelm
Darla Highly Cynthia Wright
Bonnie Hilton