About Us

Our Mission
The Junior League of Hartford is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Our Vision
Through the power of our association, Junior Leagues strengthens communities by embracing diverse perspectives, building partnerships and inspiring shared solutions.

History
What today is a thriving organization of over 196,000 members in 290 Junior Leagues in four countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain) was begun by a single woman in New York City in 1901. It is a remarkable story of continuous growth and steadfast commitment to a mission of community service. Learn more about the Junior League’s history here.

Award Winners
In 1985, the Junior League of Hartford established our President’s Award. Its purpose is to recognize individuals or organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to the philosophies and programs of the Junior League of Hartford. See the list of President’s Award Recipients here.

In 1988, the Board of Directors initiated a volunteer recognition awards program which is designed to honor an Active Member and a Sustaining Member for outstanding contributions to the League and to the community. See the list of Actives and Sustainers of the Year here.