A Note from the President

Dear Friend,

Welcome to the Junior League of Wichita! On behalf of our 700+ members, I’d like to welcome you to the premier leadership development organization for women in Wichita and across the world! Explore our website and learn about our rich history, our vibrant future, and witness the impact we are having on the world today.

We are an organization of diverse women dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As demonstrated throughout our history with numerous local civic programs and nonprofits we have helped build and support, we have an exceptional legacy and will continue to build a better League and a better community together.

By living our core values and Mission, we are catalysts for lasting community change. Junior League of Wichita truly exemplifies leadership through our trainings and experiential opportunities to continually develop the potential of women. This year we will partner with the American Association of University Women, Inc., along with WSU Tech, Westar, Martin Pringle, and Wichita Community Foundation to provide training on salary negotiation for 1,000 women in our community. Strong women build strong economies and strong communities!

During the last 95 years, the women of the Junior League Wichita have been trained to lead change. Each year, our membership provides hundreds of volunteer hours in our community, and since 2011, we have contributed over half a million dollars to combating child abuse in our community. It truly takes a village to raise a child. Through our hands on projects and partnerships with the Wichita Children’s Home, United School District 259, Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center, and our blue Trash bag Handbag campaign, we pour our hearts and souls into bringing positive changes to our current child welfare system in hopes that every child is safe and supported in this village!

I am thrilled to challenge you to be part of our movement! Supporting our League is as easy as shopping with your friends at Holiday Galleria each October, sharing our social media posts, or attending one of our many trainings. We welcome ALL women who value our Mission and would be honored to work alongside of you.

Looking forward,

Rachel M. Banning

Junior League of Wichita President 2019-2021