The Junior League of Salt Lake City is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) and has been serving the Salt Lake community since 1931. It began as the Salt Lake Junior Aid and was accepted into membership of the Association of Junior Leagues in 1934 after a probationary period of training and education. Since that time, an ever-changing program of volunteer activity, financial support, and service has been tailored to the growing Salt Lake community. During its first sixty years of community service, the League’s involvement was primarily in the arts, social welfare, child welfare, criminal justice system education. Since 1990, the League has turned its attention to the critical issues facing the environment, women and substance abuse, mentally ill adults, and health care issues.
“Every year when I attend Utah Philanthropy Day, I look around the room and see [past] Junior League members who are now active in the community as volunteers, board members, staff and executive leaders of Utah’s nonprofits, or as donors and philanthropists,” says Janet Frasier, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Utah and sustaining member of the Junior League of Salt Lake City. “The Junior League is really the heart of the nonprofit sector in our community.”
The Junior League of Salt Lake City, Inc. is exempt from federal income taxes as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Junior League of SLC 2011-2012 Demographics
The Junior League of Salt Lake City is made up of 411 women who are committed to building better communities. Our members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, and full-time and part-time volunteers. Although we may represent a variety of races, religions and ethnic origins, we are brought together by a common vision to identify the needs and create positive change for all women, children and families through collaborative programs and effective advocacy by providing time, money, volunteers and leadership for our community. We are a legacy of women making a difference.
Statistics on our membership indicate the following:
- 69% are married
- 78% are employed full time
- 5% are full-time homemakers
- 22% are between the age of 26 – 30
- 28% are between the age of 31 – 35
- 19% are between the age of 36 – 40
- 41% have been members for 6 – 15 years
- 8% are enrolled in school
- 29% have a Masters degree