Our History – 50 Years and Counting

Women building better communities – that’s the Junior League. For more than 100 years, the Junior League has been a driving force behind exciting and innovative programs that make communities healthier, more vital places to live. We empower women through leadership training and development to take action in 294 communities throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Mexico.

Today and the 21st Century Junior Leage

Since 1966, the Junior League of Fort Myers has been committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the Greater Fort Myers community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

With nearly 300 members, both actives and sustainers, our organization reflects a wide range of backgrounds, interest and professional pursuits. Working together, throughout our history, our members have proven to be accomplished collaborators. They build coalitions. They identify community needs. They develop effective and responsive programs to meet those needs. It takes courage and commitment.

Our commitment to making a difference is grounded in the history of the Junior League movement – a movement that spans more than one hundred years. A movement that has encompassed the changing needs of our world.

Our efforts have resulted in some of this community’s best-lived and longest-lasting projects and institutions. Familiar with these programs?

  • Our Mother’s Home
  • Harlem Heights Foundation
  • The Volunteer Center
  • The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
  • The Women’s Resource Center
  • Provided seed money for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Fine Arts for Youth
  • Kids on the Block
  • Teen Court
  • Suitcase Symphony

Recognitions and Awards

Past Presidents of the Junior League of Fort Myers