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The Junior League of Minneapolis (JLM), a nearly 100-year-old nonprofit rooted in the philosophy of community service, voluntarism and personal development, is pleased to announce that Catherine “Kit” Schmoker is the recipient of its highest honor, the Katharine Phelps Lifetime Achievement Award.  Kit personifies the JLM’s commitment to social responsibility and generosity. Throughout her lifetime,… Read More

JLM Presents: Toss for a Cause

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For Immediate Release April 15, 2022 PROGRAM CONTACT: Elizabeth Nelson, president@jlminneapolis.org MEDIA CONTACT: Amanda Theisen, communications@jlminneapolis.org The Junior League of Minneapolis Presents: Toss for a Cause Cornhole tournament will raise funds to support JLM community initiatives Minneapolis, Minn. — The Junior League of Minneapolis proudly presents its inaugural Toss for a Cause fundraiser on Saturday,… Read More

A statement from the Junior League of Minneapolis Board of Directors

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The Junior League of Minneapolis stands with our community in advocating against racism. For many, the killing of Daunte Wright resurrects the same range of emotions from processing the killing of George Floyd, Philando Castile, and many others: anger, sadness, fear, and an urge to create change around us and within ourselves. At the core… Read More

A statement from the Junior League of Minneapolis

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In the face of the continuous rise in violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community in the United States, the Junior League of Minneapolis reaffirms our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which condemns discrimination, racism and racial injustices. As a leading women’s civic leadership organization, we will continue to… Read More

A message from the Junior League of Minneapolis

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The Junior League of Minneapolis denounces any and all forms of racism and intolerance. The past few weeks and days have been hard as we, along with our community, are faced with the realities of institutional racism, violence, and injustice in our country against Black Americans.  We are here to support our members who are… Read More

People Serving People Donation Drive

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With our community-focused mission and passionate member-volunteers, our current stay-at-home state leaves many of us wondering what we can do to support our JLM partner organizations at a time of heightened need. Our partners are protecting their employees and those they serve by restricting volunteers, and we want to protect our members by honoring our… Read More

February- Salon Series Blog

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Announcing our February Salon Series! Featuring a member movie discussion of KARE11’s Love Them First – Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary: Just like you would do in a book club, watch the movie for free on Lucy Laney website  Youtube  or Amazon and then join for one or both of these dates in a small group discussion with… Read More

Inspiring a Legacy of Leadership

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What’s in a Name? Some of us have never met Barbara Forster but Barbara embodies the Junior League of Minneapolis’ commitment to civic engagement and advocacy. Barbara is celebrated as an outstanding member of the Junior League of Minneapolis, who has used her talents and resources to improve the social and economic conditions of others.… Read More

Back to Books

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Do you have a stack of books that you have been meaning to read? How did that pile grow, what compelled you to purchase these books? What enticed you to buy those at the bookstore? Was it the clever title or interesting cover that sparked an interest? Back to school season is upon us and… Read More

Legacy of Leadership Celebration

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Please join the Junior League of Minneapolis the evening of Wednesday, October 2 to recognize and celebrate Barbara Forster as the 13th recipient of the Legacy of Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award and the impact her voluntarism has had on the Minneapolis community. The evening will include: Light hors d’ouvres, 1 drink ticket (then cash bar)… Read More