Junior League of New Orleans

Message from the President

Welcome to the Junior League of New Orleans website! 

For more than 91 years, the Junior League of New Orleans has been promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community. With more than 2300 members, we are the 12th largest League in the world. Our membership of working professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and moms gives tirelessly of their time, money and ideas to improve our city and advance the wellbeing of women. They are some of the most passionate, compassionate, dedicated and determined women that share a spirit of “WE CAN do it. WE CAN make things better, and WE WILL.”

JLNO’s impact can be seen all over New Orleans. Some of our best-known projects, many of which have grown into independent entities, include The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, and Parkway Partners. JLNO has also created or supported programs at Audubon Zoo, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Louisiana Children's Museum, Charity Hospital, the Children’s Art Council, Edible Schoolyard, Second Harvest Food Bank and Kingsley House. Current community projects include Diaper Bank, Educational Support Services, Kids in the Kitchen, Lemonade Day University, Safe Sitter, and Senior Outreach. In addition, JLNO aids local nonprofit organizations through its Community Assistance Fund.

During the past five years, JLNO has invested more than $3 million and approximately 225,000 volunteer hours in Metropolitan New Orleans.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our work, to attend our fundraisers, to shop at our Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop and to participate in our community awareness sessions. Together we will make our community better and stronger.

Thank you for believing in our mission.


Shannon McCloskey Able
2015-2016 President