Founded in 1933 as an organization for charitable work, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland has contributed to our community’s cultural and educational needs through a variety of long-lasting projects including:
- Learning Resource Center
- Polk Museum of Art
- Helped Spearhead Restoration to Lake Mirror Promenade
- Lakeland Christmas Parade
- The Salvation Army’s Halo Child Enrichment Center
- Explorations V Children’s Museum
- The Bethany Center
- Achievement Academy
A More Comprehensive League History – Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc.
Written by Dottie Collins & Sheila Lotterhos
An organization for charitable work was formed in Lakeland on March 3, 1933 by twenty-ﬁve charter members who adopted as their purpose to render charitable volunteer service within the community. The name Junior Welfare League of Lakeland was selected, a constitution drawn up, and the venture was launched.
The Junior League is proud of its legacy and continues to strive to meet the needs of the community through its dedicated and sustained membership. It is rewarding for our members to see the direct results of their efforts. We thank our friends for their continued support and look forward to the future as we continue to improve our community together.