President’s Message

Patrice Dawson, President

A Message from our President

Welcome to the Junior League of Indianapolis!

Since 1922, the Junior League of Indianapolis has been an organization where like-minded women of diverse ages, backgrounds and professions come together to make a positive impact in the Indianapolis community through leadership training and volunteer opportunities. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. With over 800 members, we are dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

For the past 97 years, we have committed to be a catalyst for lasting change in the lives of children and their families in our community. From our first project in March 1922 to equip and maintain the proposed Occupational and Therapy Department of Riley Hospital to one of our current projects of working with Patachou Foundation to provide meals to food insecure children we continue to focus on this vision.

In addition to volunteer support, we offer financial support to nonprofit organizations with a 501 (c) 3 status through our Community Assistance and Trust Fund Grants. During the 2018-2019 league year, we granted over $220,000 with over 22,500 children directly impacted through this funding. Since our inception in 1922, we have provided over $10.6 million dollars in grant support to the community.
As you navigate our site, I invite you to explore the many opportunities to engage with us as a member, community partner or sponsor.
Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and learning about the Junior League of Indianapolis and how we are changing the lives of women and children in the Indianapolis community.

Patrice Dawson
Junior League of Indianapolis President
2019-2021