Legacy Endowment Fund

Legacy Endowment Fund

The Junior League of Wichita Legacy Endowment Fund was established in 2013 to ensure the sustainability of Junior League of Wichita. Earnings from this fund will be used exclusively for operating expenses.

Honoring Our Past

Junior League of Wichita (JLW) was founded in January 1925 by a group of nine young women passionate about making a difference. There was a need for Wichita children to have milk and a way for the milk to stay fresh. JLW started the Milk & Ice fund, and since that day, has continued to solve community problems all while developing the potential of its members. 

When a League member learned of a friend's struggle to stay with her sick child while being treated at a hospital far from home, JLW addressed this problem for Kansans by building two Ronald McDonald Houses in Wichita in 1981. Wanting to ensure that all Wichita women had access to mammograms regardless of ability to pay and to advance the cause of breast cancer research, JLW brought the Race for the Cure to our community in 1990, which continues to this day. Recognizing the value of the number one tourist attraction in Kansas, JLW created a volunteer system for the Sedgwick County Zoo and donated the Pride of the Plains exhibit in 1999. Working with USD 259 and its effort to improve the health and hygiene of its students, JLW worked at Colvin Elementary in 1994, translating our materials into several languages to make the program accessible to all families. More recently, JLW partnered with the Child Advocacy Center to streamline and maximize services for child abuse victims and looks forward to providing child abuse prevention through its collaboration with the Wichita Children's Home.

Celebrating Our Present

Junior League of Wichita is an organization of nearly 800 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Junior League of Wichita welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. Currently, Junior League of Wichita works with the community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention and intervention.

Investing in Our Future

Your gift will help ensure the long-term stability of the Junior League. The Fund will ensure that our legacy thrives through future generations. Gifts made to The Fund are invested and earnings will be used to maintain Headquarters and fund operating expenses. More...

Reasons to Give to JLW’s Legacy Endowment Fund:

  • Gifts to the endowment are tax-deductible.
  • Opportunity to directly support the League’s operating expense so more of the money raised through fundraisers can go directly to making a lasting impact within our community.
  • More than 55% of all Active Members have donated to The Fund, including 100% of both the governing board and management team.  

Ways to Give to JLW’s Legacy Endowment Fund:

  • Make a tax-deductible, one-time cash donation online.
  • Contributions can be one-time gifts, multi-year pledges, estate planning gifts, event proceeds, grants and bequests.
  • Contributions may be cash, real estate, insurance policies, securities or other tangible or intangible assets from any person, organization or corporation at any time. 
  • One time donations or recurring donations may be given on the donation form.

Have questions?

Please access our Endowment FAQ. For additional questions or if you would like to discuss making a gift to the Legacy Endowment Fund, please contact our Endowment Chair at endowment@jlwichita.org.

Ready to donate?

Please click here to access our online “Make a Donation” portal.

Junior League of Wichita

6402 East 12th Street
Wichita, Kansas 67206-1306
Phone: (316) 682-7473