2020 Athena Awards Finalists

This year the League is proud to again sponsor the Athena Awards in collaboration with the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to the finalists including Past President Callie Miller and Sustainer Christina Criser Jackson. Founded in Lansing, Michigan in 1982, more than 7,000 top leaders in over 500 communities have received this prestigious ATHENA Award […]

Update from 2020-2021 President Jessica Brown

Update From President Jessica Brown What a year, so far! We are only a month into our 2020-2021 year, but it (along with the rest of 2020) has proven to be one for the record books. The 2020-2021 year may look different, but we remain committed to bettering ourselves, each other, and our community. During […]

Join the Junior League of Greater Lakeland! Accepting applications until July 1, 2020!

Once a year, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland welcomes a new group of exceptional women to its Provisional Class. The purpose of the Provisional Class is to provide an introduction to The Junior League of Greater Lakeland (JLGL), the Lakeland community and the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). Group training programs, speakers and […]

Thrift Sale Continues to Give Back

During the 50th anniversary year of the original Thrift Sale, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland was thrilled to bring the Thrift Sale back to our community. The Thrift Sale was hosted in a 6,000 SF warehouse generously donated by The Ruthvens. A very special thank you to our presenting partner, AgAmerica Lending. As with […]


In alignment with the theme of this year’s Christmas Parade, “The Joy of Giving,” the Junior League of Greater Lakeland invites you to participate in a donation drive during the month of December. The following new, unused items are needed for local elementary, middle, and high school children: Shoes (Everyday/tennis shoe size child 10 through […]

Sustainer Anne Barben Furr Honored With First Sarah D. McKay Award  

by Sheila Lotterhos, Historian  When it comes to Past President Anne Barben Furr, words like dependable, professional, civic-minded and responsible immediately come to mind. But that’s only part of the picture. This civic leader, architect’s wife, mother of three, grandmother of five and community volunteer loves to laugh and appreciates creativity. So it’s no surprise […]

Become the Grand Marshal for the 39th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland and the City of Lakeland are proud to host the 39th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade the evening of December 5, 2019. Each year, a Grand Marshal is selected to ride in the first car of the parade and lead the floats down the streets of Lakeland. This year, we […]

Letter from President Callie Miller

As I think of the 2018-19 year, I think of progress. I am proud of the progress our volunteers and leadership team have made this year in moving the needle on important community and League initiatives. I cannot emphasize enough how much I appreciate our Provisionals, our Active Members, and our Sustaining Members. Without you, […]

Pre-Order Your Thrift Sale Shirt and/or Tank TODAY!

Pre-Order Your Thrift Sale Shirt and/or Tank TODAY! PRE-ORDERS CLOSE ON JULY 25TH.   Your order is not final until you pay online at: http://www.jlgl.org/product-category/jlgl-merchandise/ If you have any questions, please email President@JLGL.org. Thanks! Please fill out the form here to place your order: https://docs.google.com/forms/