President's Message

Through hands-on community service and leadership development, we have been training the women who drive community change in Broward County for decades. In June 2017, we will celebrate 80 years our members have been dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community.

Since its inception in 1937, the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale has a rich history of identifying unmet needs in our community, developing programs with impactful outcomes, and forming community partnerships to achieve our goals. After years of research, project development and working with our community partners, in 2014 our members officially selected human trafficking awareness as our new focus area. 

We are proud to have founded several of Broward County's top charitable organizations, including Jack and Jill Children's Center, Henderson Behavioral Health, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Kids in Distress, SOS Children's Village, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, Family Central and the FLITE Center to name a few. We are truly grateful for all of our members, sponsors and partners, whose generous support helped make these accomplishments possible.

Our 18th Annual Riverwalk Run is April 14, 2018. We will be hosting a Fall Fundraiser on November 9th at the newly opened Conrad, which is always a wonderful evening, all while raising funds for the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale. There are some wonderful opportunities to get involved with these fundraisers and community events.

Please take a moment to read about our history and community impact. We invite you to attend our upcoming fundraisers, consider becoming a member or help support our organization.



Jill Banaszak
President 2017-2018
Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale