The Junior League of Little Rock 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.

For almost 100 years, JLLR has worked to improve our community through providing volunteers, funding, and leadership support. These efforts, concentrated within our two areas of impact of nutrition and wellness and school preparedness, give direction to our organization. In 2010, JLLR adopted a four-prong, ten-year strategic plan that aligns with our mission: decrease childhood obesity in our community by increasing access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity; improve literacy skills among Pulaski County students by narrowing the readiness gap; secure our financial future through the growth of investments, endowments and sustainable fund development; and establish the Junior League as the premier source of female leadership development in Little Rock.

Did you know JLLR played a part in the formation of organizations such as The Arkansas Arts Center, Riverfest, Potluck Food Rescue and Museum of Discovery? The Junior League of Little Rock has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live.


Junior League of Little Rock membership opportunities are open to women of every race, religion, and national origin who share in our commitment to volunteerism and to improving our community.

Applications for the 2018-2019 JLLR year will be available online beginning March 2018 and will be due mid-June. If you would like to be on our email list to receive information regarding next year’s application and recruitment open house events, please feel free to contact us at recruitment@jllr.org.


Nonprofit Board Institute
NPBI is a 5-week training course for current and future non-profit board members hosted by the JLLR.

NPBI is held in September and will wrap up its 4th annual session this fall with its largest graduating class yet.

Holiday House
Approximately 14,000 shoppers visit Holiday House every year to start their shopping season. For 27 years, Holiday House has collectively raised over $5 million to fund the JLLR’s community priority areas.

See full schedule of events and purchase tickets at JLLR.org/Holiday-House.

Downtown Dash
The 5th annual Downtown Dash is a 10K/5K/Kids 1K running event that is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

Register online at JLLR.org/DowntownDash in early 2018.

Junior League of LR Building
The JLLR’s headquarters offers amenities available to rent to suit all occasions, such as a business meeting, a non-profit fundraising event, a wedding, or a luncheon.Call 501.375.JLLR to book your next event.


Boosters and Big Rigs: This is a free community event that provides children with physicals, vision and dental screenings. $20 donation = one physical checkup for a child

Little Readers Rock: Aimed at preparing young children up to third grade for school by improving literacy skills. $250 donation = 50 books

Stuff the Bus: Since 2006, Stuff the Bus provides school supplies for 3,500 children in seven elementary schools. $10 donation = one backpack

LYFE: A partnership with the PARK community program where JLLR focuses on our community impact areas of improving nutrition and wellness in children through fitness classes and educating girls on how proper nutrition can fuel as active and healthy lifestyle. $100 donation = sponsor fitness instructors and classes


Number of attendees at
2017 Boosters and Big Rigs

Number of dental screenings at 2017 Boosters and Big Rigs

Number of books provided to children at 2017 Little Readers Rock

Participants in the 4th annual Nonprofit Board Institute

Money raised at 2016 Holiday House

Number of runners in
Downtown Dash

Number of students receiving
school supplies in seven schools
by Stuff the Bus

Years JLLR has been
an active organization

Park students enrolled
in the LYFE program

Volunteer hours performed by
active members in the
2016-2017 League Year


Established: 1922

Active Members: 295

Sustaining Members: 674

Service Area: Non-profit, community


Sabrina N. Lewellen
Kimberly Logue
Wendy Saer
Sustainer Advisor
Dana Coburn
Administrative Vice President
Whitney Homan
Community Vice President
Maradyth McKenzie
Development Vice President

Patty Opitz
Marketing Vice President
Deanna Ray
Membership Vice President
Vontiffany Smith
Nominating Director
Allison Drennon
Training Director
Natalie Hairston
Kristen Bextermueller

401 S Scott St.
Little Rock, AR 72201


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