Support

Reasons to Support Junior League of Wichita

  • Junior League of Wichita is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
  • Junior League of Wichita is working with the greater Wichita community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention and intervention.
    • “Someone to Talk To” Puppet Show – puppet show educating third- and fourth-grade students on physical, emotional and sexual abuse
    • ChildAbuseWichita.org – single entry portal of information on child abuse in the Wichita community, featuring child abuse education, links to community child abuse resources, opportunities to volunteer and information on local child abuse fundraising events
    • Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County (CACSC) – Junior League of Wichita completed a $300,000 gift to the CACSC for the education and training wing of their new facility. 
    • Wichita Children's Home (WCH) − Our newest project, Two Lives at a Time, is a partnership with the WCH. Junior League of Wichita has committed $150,000 over three years to help build young mothers up through mentorship, assistance with secondary education opportunities and, most visibly, our BabyMobile van that delivers critical self-care items to young parents transitioning to indepence living.
  • Junior League of Wichita reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
  • Junior League of Wichita is a 501(c)(3) organization.

 

Ways to Support Junior League of Wichita

Holiday Galleria

More than 7,000 people each year attend this annual upscale shopping event that has raised more than $1.5 million for our community in its first 14 years. Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available and are a great way to advertise your business and support our community at the same me. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! For more information please contact holidaygalleriajlw@gmail.com.

Junior League of Wichita Cookbooks

Junior League of Wichita is proud to showcase its award-winning cookbook Pinches & Dashes available for sale. This is a staple in every kitchen so buy one for yourself and your family and friends. 

Kitchen Tours

A one-day event held each spring showcasing fabulous kitchens and entertaining spaces in Wichita. Buy a ticket to show your support of Junior League of Wichita and its work in improving our community. Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available.

BoardSource Trainings

Successful Nonprofits Rely on Successful Boards

To promote quality board service, the Junior League of Wichita has initiated a series of board development training and consulting opportunities:

  • Sessions for active and sustaining members who are currently serving on nonprofit board or who wish to do so are promoted internally and members are encourged to invite guests from the community who serve on nonprofit boards
  • Sessions and consultations for nonprofit community boards; customized training and reasonable pricing
We provide League members who are trained BoardSource Consultants and are prepared to work with community boards in a customized approach. BoardSource is a national organization dedicated to supporting nonprofit boards through trainings, publications, and tools. A BoardSource biannual survey reveals that board members rate themselves poorly in the areas of fundraising, community relations, and board building. Visit boardsource.org for more information.

The League consultants have years of volunteer and professional nonprofit board and management experience. Their combined activities represent over 65 boards and 375 years of service. The League is collaborating with the Nonprofit Chamber of Service on this initiative.

Session Topics

  • The Ten Principles of Board Governance − Overview of the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members to help participants become effective board members.
  • The Board's Role in Resource Development − Role of the board and individual board members in development process and strategies to support them in this process. Review the stages of fundraising.
  • Structuring High Performance Boards − Trends in board structures, committee organization, effective meetings and board building cycle.
  • Understanding Nonprofit Financials − Fiduciary responsibility of every board member. Understanding the balance sheet and income statement as well as other pertinent financial issues.
  • Assessment & Evaluation − Board and individual member functioning, CEO performance, financial fitness,and organizational functioning.
  • Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships − Characteristics of effective board/staff partnerships, sharing leadership, roles and responsibilities.
  • Board Building Cycle − Overview on how to find, recruit, and engage nonprofit board members as well as how to improve board composition and effectiveness.
  • Plus, customized training and strategic planning.
Benefits
Successful organizations have engaged boards who are familiar with key governance principles. Nonprofit board governance has become increasingly professionalized in the past decade. For nonprofits, it is no longer sufficient to "do good." They must be run like a business, conform to a variety of rules and regulatioons, and demonstrate positive outcomes for those served. Training and development have far-reaching impact not only on the board members themselves, but also on their ability to insprire staff members and volunteers. Working together, they are able to grow the organization and is impact on the community.
For more information, please contact Vice President of Training, Judy Frick via email jcfrick@cox.net.

Publications Ads 

Junior League of Wichita publications reach approximately 800 Junior League of Wichita members in the community. Publications include a quarterly newsletter and an annual membership directory. These publications are a great way to advertise to a large audience. For more information on these opportunities please contact news@jlwichita.org.

Supplemental Fundraising Opportunities

Junior League of Wichita looks to partner with local businesses and individuals each year to conduct small-scale fundraisers. These fundraising events include business opening events, dinners, etc. If you or your business is interested in partnering with Junior League of Wichita on one of these events please contact the Director of Fund Development at fund.development@jlwichita.org.

Community Outreach Endowment Fund

This fund allows Junior League of Wichita to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations in our community. Since its creation in 1989, over $48,000 has been given to the Wichita community through this endowment. For information on this fund please see the Community Outreach Fund page on this website.

Legacy Endowment Fund

This fund ensures the sustainability of Junior League of Wichita operating expenses. For information on this fund please see the Legacy Endowment Fund tab of this website.

Ready to Support Junior League of Wichita?

For additional information or inquiries, please contact the Junior League of Wichita Director of Fund Development at fund.development@jlwichita.org.

Junior League of Wichita

6402 East 12th Street
Wichita, Kansas 67206-1306
Phone: 316.682.7473