The League Pulse

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.


The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri (JLKCMO) is a 501(c)(3) 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.

We will accomplish our mission by:

  • Providing a motivating and supportive environment that stimulates members.
  • Participation increasing our impact in the Kansas City community by effectively coordinating our resources with community needs.
  • Maintaining financial stability through our endowed funds and fundraising events.
  • Providing comprehensive training opportunities to develop volunteers to better serve the community.
  • Communicating and promoting the organization’s mission and historical significance to our membership and the community.

The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins, who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. Our League currently numbers more than 1,400 strong. We are women who work full-time, part-time and in the home; single women, married women and mothers. We are women who share diverse interests and backgrounds as well as a desire to improve our community through volunteer action and grant-making.

Since 1914, our League has been associated with more than 350 community agencies and organizations. Since the League’s inception, our members have donated more than $14 million and over 2.2 million hours of volunteer time. League members research areas of need in the Kansas City area and educate the membership and the community about those issues. Currently our impact area is children’s nutrition and fitness.


This blog helps to tell the story of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. For the 2014-2015 year, posts are written by Victoria Luhrs, a third year active member in the League. Like her mother before her, and now her sister too, Victoria loves to learn more about Kansas City through the lens of a JLKCMO member. Here are Victoria and Barbara at the 100th Anniversary.

vluhrs.2014-04-30 2037.100th Anniversary Celebration with @brooglekc. #jlkcmo.710416344300040496_32677219

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