President’s Message


It is my great honor to serve as President of The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP) and continue our organization’s remarkable 110-year legacy of service. The foundation of JLP's history is rooted in a network of leaders who empower each other to create lasting community change with our current focus being reducing food insecurity.

The Junior League of Philadelphia is an organization of women whose Mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Some of our members have become some of our city’s most dynamic leaders and have helped to found some of our city’s most celebrated institutions, including Philadelphia Water Works, Wheels for Wellness, Children's Orchestra, and Children's Theatre.

We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion and strive to be an organization where all women feel welcome. We value diverse perspectives and seek to create a safe environment that encourages members to engage in difficult conversations. It is only by listening, learning, and participating in authentic dialogue that we will create change and growth. Every woman is welcome, every woman has a place with us!

We are over 800 volunteers strong who are passionate and united to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. Despite the ongoing challenges faced during the pandemic, members have engaged in countless trainings and volunteered untold hours with our community partner organizations. Realizing the need is great and the time is now, our League is ever more committed to reducing hunger and impacting health equity gaps many Philadelphians face. Please see highlights from our 2021-2022 League year below.

This year we updated our strategic plan, and our Issue Based Community Impact (IBCI) Committee conducted extensive research and provided a targeted plan to fight food insecurity in the zip codes that need support the most. Over the next three to five years, JLP will lean into a national strategy, partner with food-focused community organizations and food distributors, to make food more accessible and increase the region's capacity to supply and distribute healthy food, and be ambassadors against food insecurity by providing education and resources to our Philadelphia neighbors.

Through inclusive and purposeful training and empowerment of women, Junior League members become community leaders making an impact. We are CHANGE AGENTS.

  • You can learn more about JLP here
  • To support our 501(c)(3) organization, donate as an individual donor, attend a fundraising event, visit our Thrift Shop, and/or make an in-kind donation
  • To fund community programs and the leadership development of women, partner with us, as a corporate sponsor
  • To strategically align and advocate with us, join as a partner in the community or as a community advisor by emailing

I can personally attest that the experience, training, and relationships I have gained through my JLP journey have been life-changing. They have helped me develop as a leader, both professionally and personally, and have empowered me to better serve our community.

Thank you for visiting our website, and I invite you join us in the fight to reduce food insecurity and to increase health equity. The need is great, and the time is NOW. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions/comments at

Yours in service,

Kimberley Brown
President, 2022-2023