About

We are the Junior League of Wilmington, NC

Above all else, our goal is to empower women to enrich and improve our community through their leadership as trained volunteers. By providing valuable leadership training, we are giving local women the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact Southeastern North Carolina.

Strength in Numbers

As one of hundreds of Junior League chapters across the world, we are a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). Established in 1952, the Junior League of Wilmington, NC is an integral part of Wilmington.

 

While you’re here, we welcome you to learn how to join us, support our work, or get involved.

 

Our Local Impact

Our primary focus of decreasing the rate of human trafficking in Southeastern NC requires immediate action, and our multi-faceted approach is making an impact. If you’re interested in learning more about our current focus or developing your own civic leadership skills, we welcome you to learn more or connect with us.

Leadership Reimagined

There is always more work to be done, more help needed, and more opportunity to make an impact in Wilmington. The women of the Junior League of Wilmington, NC are working to improve our community through leadership and effective action. Join us!

History

On March 6, 1934, a group of Wilmington women interested in welfare work formed an organization they called The Charity League. The purpose of this organization was to help the social welfare of the county. The Charity League became The Social Service League in 1935. On September 30, 1952, we became the Junior League of Wilmington, NC.

 

 

Past Presidents of the Junior League of Wilmington, NC

  • 1935 Esther Elliott Sparkman
  • 1936 Helen Johnson Rountree
  • 1936-37 Louisa Howard Smith
  • 1937-38 Monimia MacRae
  • 1938-39 Elizabeth Hoggard Harris
  • 1939-40 Jean Hall Wessell
  • 1940-41 Mary Reade Harris / Hattie Johnson Hall
  • 1941-42 Louise Williams Love
  • 1942-43 Lillie Robertson Kline
  • 1946-47 Elizabeth Hoggard Harriss
  • 1947-48 Octavia Howard Smith
  • 1948-49 Peggy Hall
  • 1949-50 Jane Bellamy Snyder / Lavinia Selden Harris Pigford
  • 1950-51 Lavinia Selden Harris Pigford / Elizabeth Hardwick Yow
  • 1951-52 Elizabeth Hardwick Yow
  • 1952-53 Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor
  • 1953-54 Alice Borden Moore Sisson
  • 1954-55 Mary Ann Dixon Hogue
  • 1955-56 Margaret Faw Fonvielle
  • 1956-57 Mary Grimmeissen Stringfellow
  • 1957-58 Margureite Kerr Pretlow
  • 1958-59 Mary Bason Broadfoot
  • 1959-1960 DeLean Longley Gardner
  • 1960-61 Isabel Martin Williams
  • 1961-62 Gibbs Holmes Willard
  • 1962-63 Helen Messick
  • 1963-64 Ialeen Johnson Tillery
  • 1964-65 Jean Anne Lambeth Sutton
  • 1965-66 Betty Holland Boney
  • 1966-67 Jane Alexander Cooper
  • 1967-68 Betty Cheney Watkins
  • 1968-69 Catherine Marks Freeman
  • 1969-1970 Eleanor Smith James
  • 1970-71 Elizabeth Patman
  • 1971-72 Laura Harriss Head
  • 1972-73 Anne Jordan Craven
  • 1973-74 Ethel Avera Taylor
  • 1974-75 Frances Youngblood Trask
  • 1975-76 Christina Taylor Reid
  • 1976-77 Louise Floyd Gorham
  • 1977-78 Mary Gee MacQueen
  • 1978-79 Frances Hayes Hicks
  • 1979-80 Elena Colucci Jones
  • 1980-81 Mary Frere Murchison Gornto
  • 1981-82 Frances Cherry Dickson Woodbury
  • 1982-83 Elizabeth Dunkel Edwards Leonard
  • 1983-84 Linda Caroline Brame Hundley
  • 1984-85 Rhesa Harriet Reagan Stone
  • 1985-86 Jo Ellen Peterson Allen
  • 1986-87 Constance Lee Newnam Parker
  • 1987-88 Bonnie Raines Culbreth
  • 1988-89 Jane Metts Rippy
  • 1989-90 Sandy Garner May
  • 1990-91 Barbara Bear Jamison
  • 1991-92 Marshall Taylor Harper
  • 1992-93 Beth Cahdwick Cherry
  • 1993-94 Virginia Clarkson Woodruff
  • 1994-95 Catherine Drewry Hedrick
  • 1995-96 Margaret Taylor Robison
  • 1996-97 Leslie “Cissie” Rudd Bridger
  • 1997-98 Paula Jean Sneeden
  • 1998-99 Kendra Hughes Walker
  • 1999-2000 Victoria Johnson Dull
  • 2000-2001 Holly Horton Bullard
  • 2001-2002 Allison Baker Coggins
  • 2002-2003 Annemarie McNally Anthony
  • 2003-2004 Amy Lennon Queen
  • 2004-2005 Elizabeth Swaim Redenbaugh
  • 2005-2006 Amy Allen Maultsby
  • 2006-2007 Hope Woodward
  • 2007-2008 Mary Lisa Lindstrom
  • 2008-2009 Dana Burgess O’Donovan
  • 2009-2010 Lisa Steele Bowling
  • 2010-2011 Karen Kirk
  • 2011-2012 Dawn McKernan
  • 2012-2013 Beth Witherspoon Dixon
  • 2013-2014 Mary Rader Heidenreich
  • 2014-2015 Alison Baringer
  • 2015-2016 Angie Brewer
  • 2016-2017 Allison Luckadoo
  • 2017-2018 Ashley Brewster
  • 2018-2019 Sasha Kammer
  • 2019-2020 Brittany Hughes