The League Pulse

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

Reflecting on a Year as President

As we move into our next League year, I caught up with Jen Bennett to reflect on her time as President. This interview offers a look into her past and … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

This year’s Community Service Award Winner

Jan Rowe delivering her acceptance speech. This year’s annual Spring Sustainer Meeting was an evening filled with celebration! Celebration for the wonderful contributions the League has brought to our community … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Remembering When with Four Fabulous Sustainers

Front row panelists: Leslie Whitaker and Jerry Vaughan. Second row panelists: Sudy Hurst and Jinny McCoy. This year’s Spring Sustainer Meeting’s main event was filled with insightful stories of the … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Very Prestigious Award for Mary Shaw “Shawsie” Branton

Mary Shaw “Shawsie” Branton’s daughters, Page Reed and Leslie Hoffecker accepted her Starr Women’s Hall of Fame Award on her behalf. She passed away last year at the age of … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Legacy Fund – developing the potential of women for the next hundred years

The Legacy Fund was established during the League’s 100th anniversary year to provide ongoing funding for ad hoc programs and activities that will develop the potential of women in our … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Helping find solace, at Solace House

“I seek strength to carry on. I seek courage to move beyond pain. I seek faith to believe happiness will come again. Solace is my goal. I can find it. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fundraisers and Must Have Cookbooks: Company’s Coming, Beyond Parsley and Above & Beyond Parsley

Pictured: Bretta Watkins (1976–1977 League year) Since the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, was founded in 1914, it has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment