The Junior League of Philadelphia Hosted Annual May Celebration to Recap a Successful League Year
Members Celebrated 35 Volunteer Events, 120,000 Pounds of Food Packed, 9,720 Hours of Student Programming, and Much More!

The Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) celebrated a successful league year at their annual May Celebration on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Bryn Mawr College. JLP members discussed upcoming recruitment events, statistics from the 2023-2024 league year, and announced their new president.

Junior League of Philadelphia members at May Celebration 2024
Junior League of Philadelphia members at May Celebration 2024. Photo credit: BeauMonde Originals

The end-of-year celebration featured lawn games, a cocktail reception, and a three-course dinner. Members were encouraged to wear items they had purchased throughout the year at the JLP Thrift Shop, where proceeds benefit the JLP’s community projects.

May Celebration 2024
May Celebration 2024. Photo credit: BeauMonde Originals

State of the League updates were given by the Chief Operating Officer, Pam Phojanakong, where she stated in the 2023-2024 League year the JLP:

  • Hosted 35 Done in Day volunteer events with a total of 218 volunteers
  • Packed almost 120,000 pounds of food with their Food to Families program
  • Impacted 820 kids with 9,720 hours of student programming with their Kids in the Kitchen program
  • Raised $43,618 for their annual fund and over $688,000 in sales from the JLP Thrift Shop
    Victoria Lynch Mullane, recipient of the President’s Cup Award and Stephanie Rhein Lippincott, 2023-2024 League President. Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals
    Victoria Lynch Mullane and Stephanie Rhein Lippincott, 2023-2024 League President. Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals
At the event, they announced Victoria Mullane as the recipient of the President’s Cup Award, given to a woman whose work behind the scenes often  goes unnoticed but is essential to JLP operations.
They also hosted a ceremony to welcome the new 2024-2025 League Year President, Kate Hall, where she said a few words including:

“Our theme for the 2024-2025 League Year is Building Community Through Service Together. Our goal is to continue to focus on not only the city of Philadelphia but the region at large through continuing to find and strengthen partnerships with both our current Community Partners along with new Community Partners outside of the city including the areas of Norristown, Camden, and Coatesville,” said Kate Hall, 2024-2025 League Year President.

Kate Hall, 2024-2025 League Year President and Stephanie Rhein Lippincott, 2023-2024 League President
Kate Hall, 2024-2025 League Year President and Stephanie Rhein Lippincott, 2023-2024 League President. Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals

Anyone looking to get involved with the JLP is welcome to join one of their upcoming recruitment events. Prospective members will hear from current members about the JLP mission, key community service initiatives, the application process, and “why” they joined. Upcoming recruitment events include:

  • May 29, 2024 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at JLP Headquarters – 27 Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
  • June 13, 2024 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Workhorse Brewing – 250 King Manor Dr Suite 300, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • June 26, 2024 – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Victory Brewing Company – 1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Junior League of Philadelphia May Celebration
    New member class 2023-2024. Photo Credit: BeauMonde Originals

For more information about the Junior League of Philadelphia, please visit their website. Anyone interested in becoming a member should fill out this form. Stay up to date with the organization’s events and news by following their InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. For media inquiries and/or interview requests, please contact

About The Junior League of Philadelphia

The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP) is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. The JLP welcomes all women who value its mission. They are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. Since 1912, the JLP has been committed to addressing the many aspects of health and wellness in underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia area, whether it’s creating community gardens or providing nutritious meals to families in need. With over 700 trained volunteers who contribute thousands of hours of service annually, the JLP empowers women volunteers to make meaningful change happen within the communities it proudly serves.

All JLP Members Invited to the 2024 Annual Meeting

Each year, we hold our Annual Meeting to conduct the most important business of our organization. The Board of Directors, based on recommendations from the Project Advisory Committee, proposes the community work in which we will engage and the fundraisers we will conduct to support our mission. If needed, the Board proposes the adoption of, or amendment to, significant programs and/or policies. After Annual Meeting, members vote electronically on the motions presented.
This year’s Annual Meeting will take place on April 15 at the Warwick Hotel in Center City. The Placement Fair and Cocktail Hour begins at 6 p.m. with the Annual Meeting following at 7 p.m. All New Members, Actives, Transfers, and Sustainers are welcome. This event counts as an Annual Meeting credit to those in attendance.

Members are required to review the Voting Packet prior to the event. Please see you email for more details.

Additionally, we will also be collecting food items at Annual Meeting to support the Garden of Health Food Drive. See the JLP calendar for more information on the specific items needed.  

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Annual Meeting!