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Junior League of Sioux Falls Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Women, Womens Service Clubs

Mission: The Junior League of Sioux Falls, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Sioux Falls reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. No woman shall be excluded from membership because of her race, religion, national origin, or disability.

Programs: The Junior League of Sioux Falls, Inc. (JLSF) 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. The Junior League of Sioux Falls raises funds for our community programs through a combination of annual fund raising events and drives, member dues, and sponsorships. • With support from local interior designers and businesses, JLSF launched the Designers’ Show House in 2008 to design and completely furnish the Ronald McDonald House on the Avera McKennan campus. • Junior League of Sioux Falls members (through dues and individual donations) and their employers (through corporate matching) contribute to the Junior League of Sioux Falls’ operating fund and specific community programs.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Junior League has made a difference for so many families in Sioux Falls!

Gayle G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined JLSF when I moved to Sioux Falls & have made many lasting friends. This is a great group of women that are changing our community one project at a time. We have started CASA, the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Compass Center, Childs Voice only to name a few. If you want to make a large impact on Sioux Falls this is the group for you! Our current project is Human Trafficking.

Pamela K.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined Junior League of Sioux Falls about five years ago. In that time, I have attended a Leadership Traing program, traveled to conferences in New York and New Orleans, and been involved on several different levels. I truly feel that this organization is unique. With women working together and empowering eachother our community is stronger. I feel honored to have been part of this organization and have enjoyed several diverse friendships as well.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the Jr League of Sioux Falls over 28 years ago in order to meet other women who wanted to work together to make a difference in Sioux Falls. Since that time, I have watched JLSF tackle issues and implement major projects benefitting women, children and families such as Ronald McDonald House, Race Against Breast Cancer and CASA. The membership has remained committed to finding projects and activities to participate in that strengthen our community and make it a great place to live. JLSF is a well recognized and respected organization in Sioux Falls!

Michelle R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Networking with women throughout Sioux Falls with a philanthropic purpose in mind all while building friendships has been the perfect way to volunteer. It is a purpose driven organization doing much good in the local community (Ronald McDonald House, CASA, Kids in the Kitchen, ect..) The Junior League of Sioux Falls has helped me find amazing women friends while volunteering, developing my potential as a woman and making an impact on the community I live in! Thank you Junior League of Sioux Falls!!

Kim L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am involved in the Junior League of Sioux Falls because of the work the organization does in the Sioux Falls community and because of the wonderful women I have met over the last 20 years. This organization has given me the confidence and to be able to do what I do best every day.
I would recommend this organzation to any woman who is interested in making the Sioux Falls community a better place for everyone.

Dawn Stenberg

Board Member

Rating: 5

The JLSF is an organization of Women that give back to our community. We have started several noteable projects in Sioux Falls, such as, the Rondald McDonald House, CASA and Race Against Breast Cancer. We have colabareted on many others such as Child's Voice and the Compass Center. It is heart warming to be able to look back at all the wonderful things this organization does for it's members with leadership skills and meeting the needs of the community through projects. As a bonus, I have had the privilege to meet so many wonderful, fun, talented and gifted women. Women that I will have as friends the rest of my life. We are an organization that not only does great things in our own city, but we are an organization that continues to make gobal change.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Junior League of Sioux Falls gave a donation to support the autism program at Children's Care Hospital & School. As an employee of CCHS I saw the impact such generosity had on the children we served. I joined Junior League because of the difference this amazing group of women make in the community. The organization has taught me leadership skills I use in my career and in other volunteer areas within the community. It is also so energizing and refreshing to spend time with such great women.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined JLSF in 2006 just after relocating to Sioux Falls. I found a wonderful group of women, of all ages, who were serving our community in a variety of ways. The unique part of JLSF is that you learn leadership skills that can be applied to your career, to civic opportunities to lead or to service in other non-profits. Learning leadership while serving others is a powerful way to meet people that become lasting friends. For me, it was a great way to not just meet new people but also to learn about the needs in Sioux Falls and the great organizations that served those needs, or better yet, how JLSF could serve an unmet need in the community. It's been a blessing to watch women with a variety of skill sets and talents come together to serve others and achieve great things!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Junior League of Sioux Falls in 1985. This organization has been a great training ground for me in leadership and community service. I have been mentored by incredible women of all ages. This has been an environment where if feels safe to try new things and step out of my comfort zone. Yes it takes time. Yes, there are challenges. Yes, I have learned much about myself and others!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of the Junior League of Sioux Falls, I am truly humbled by my experiences volunteering in our community. When a need arises, our members roll-up their sleeves and dig in with energy and enthusiasm. At our recent fundraiser - Pearls, Pumps, Purses on the Prairie, everyone worked tirelessly organizing, preparing, and helping at the event which was well-attended. Funds raised will be used towards our next project - a Women's Leadership Program which will be a joint collaboration with our local YWCA.

Peggy K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m proud to be a member of the Junior League of Sioux Falls — a group of women with huge hearts who give back to their community, whether through our done-in-a-day projects, such as Kids in the Kitchen — or our major projects, such as the Ronald McDonald House, the Race Against Breast Cancer or CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). The Junior League of Sioux Falls trains its member volunteers, trains its leaders and encourages women’s involvement in their community. Sioux Falls is fortunate to have this non-profit's help over the years.