Juanita Craft’s Legacy Honored by City as Centennial Project Nears Completion

Sunday, March 6, 2022   Juanita J. Craft knew what she wanted her legacy to be. “I want them to remember one thing – I raised hell with them.” As a prominent Dallas civil rights leader and the second Black woman elected to the Dallas City Council, Craft led a three-decade long fight for desegregation […]

JLD Blog: JLD Accepts Pride of Texas Award

Tuesday, January 11, 2022   The Junior League of Dallas was honored with the Pride of Texas Award during this year’s State Fair of Texas opening ceremony. The award is presented each year to an individual or group that has demonstrated the qualities that Texans are best known for: strength, friendliness, hard-working, courageous and perhaps […]

JLD Blog: Christa Sanford on JLD’s 100-Year Legacy

Sunday, November 14, 2021 Christa Sanford, President of the Junior League of Dallas sat down with Emmy Award-winning reporter and CEO of Real News PR, Jeff Crilley, to discuss the League’s Centennial year, its 100-year legacy and its future as a leader in Dallas voluntarism.   It started in 1922 with 40 women who wanted […]

JLD Blog: Grants for Innovative Teaching (GFIT) 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021 On Sept. 1, 2021, 41 Dallas ISD educators were presented with grants up to $2,500 each by the Junior League of Dallas and Texas Instruments. This video highlights some of the work and programs that Grants for Innovative Teaching (GFIT) supports. This Signature Project has given DISD educators over $2 million […]

JLD Blog: JLD Celebrates DBJ 40 Under 40 Recipients

Tuesday, August 24, 2021   This year’s Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honors included three Junior League of Dallas members. The Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awards recognize professionals who excel in their organizations and make a difference in their community, something this year’s honorees say their time with the JLD helped them […]

JLD Blog: Centennial Spotlight – Bringing Our History to Life

Monday, August 23, 2021 This fall, the Junior League of Dallas will host an interactive exhibit of our history and impact on Dallas at the Hall of State at Fair Park during the 2021 State Fair of Texas, which runs from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17. Fair visitors will see an exciting showcase of JLD’s […]

JLD Blog: Congratulations to the 2021 – 2022 T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute Class

Wednesday, July 28, 2021   We are very pleased to announce that the following women have been selected for the 2021 – 2022 T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute: Brandi L. Billings-Wilkerson Taylor Boyle Beckie Callahan Jessica Arcos Castillo Stephanie Dolan Brittany Dunn Tara O’Reilly Gibson Randi Gordon Andrea Hart Patricia Hubbard Sonya Jarboe Kristel Richards […]

JLD Blog: President’s Perspective

Tuesday, June 1, 2021   Welcome to the Junior League of Dallas’ Centennial year! For 100 years, JLD has been devoted to developing the potential of women, promoting volunteerism and shaping our city through the leadership of our trained volunteers. I am honored to serve as your president as we celebrate the League’s devotion to […]