From The President

Welcome to the Junior League of San Jose’s 2019-2020 League Year!

The Junior League of San Jose has shaped our community and the lives of women for over 50 years. With 600+ members, our impact can be seen through the 27,000 hours volunteered annually and the millions of dollars raised since our inception to develop the potential of women, promote voluntarism and improve the community.

We develop community leaders who transform communities.

You will meet us on the campaign trail, in the board room, while coding the latest technology, as we run organizations, while we care for our families and as we empower other women.

As part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, we are one of 291 Leagues across four countries. While we all share the same mission, our community program is created locally to align with current, unmet needs in each of our communities. We combine voluntarism, training and a way to meet like-minded women in a membership experience.

This is what makes Junior League different.

The Junior League of San Jose is committed to helping foster youth successfully transition out of foster care.  In Santa Clara County, there are about 500 foster youth ages 16-21 where less than   50% complete high school and 33% are homeless (Child Advocates of Silicon Valley).

We collaboratively work with non-profit partners such as Bill Wilson Center, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, First Place for Youth, Healthier Kids Foundation, Kids in Common, Pivotal and Unity Care. By addressing the needs of foster youth from an issue-based lens we are helping change the statistics. We also partner with hundreds of non-profits to recognize their volunteers through our annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

There are many ways to support the Junior League including becoming a member, a non-profit partner, a donor or an event attendee.  We hope you will join us at our annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon or our fundraiser, our Derby Event on May 2, 2020.

Junior League has been a vital part of the San Jose and surrounding community since 1967.

We look forward to a bright future filled with passionate women addressing critical community needs and connecting with others wishing to do the same.

Thank you for your support of the Junior League.  It is my pleasure to serve JLSJ and the community.

Yours in service,

Bree von Faith

President 2019-2020