Support Us

Donations

Annual Fund
The Annual Fund offers a direct opportunity for businesses, patrons, individuals and members to support the mission of the Junior League of Portland.
Donate to the Annual Appeal Campaign

JLP Endowment Fund
In 1985, the Junior League created the Endowment Fund to ensure the long-term financial stability of the organization. 
Donate to the Endowment Fund
Endowment Form 990

In Memorial
Consider making a gift to the JLP Endowment Fund in honor of someone who has enriched your life. *An acknowledgement card is sent to both the donor and the person being honored. For a memorial gift, a card is sent to the family.

Planned Giving
Planned Giving vehicles may offer tax incentives that benefit donors, their estates and the League. Please contact our league Treasurer at treasurer@jlpmaine.org if you are interested in establishing a Planned Giving gift.

Using Stock to Reach Your Philanthropic Goals
Giving stock doesn’t just help our cause, it also helps you. If you are trying to reach a certain giving level, donating stock gives you the option to hit the goal without simply writing a check. For instance, reaching a $10,000 annual giving goal becomes easier by pairing a $5,000 cash gift with $5,000 in stock. Increase Your Giving Power. A gift of appreciated stock to the Junior League can benefit you in two ways: you receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and at the same time you may avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stock. This helps stretch your gift even further. Speak to your Tax Advisor to explore the benefits to you at tax time!.

Legacy of Support to Your Favorite Local Organization
The Junior League of Portland helps many local causes. Perhaps you have one that we work with that is of special interest to you. If so, you may be able to work with your attorney to put something in your estate plan for a Legacy in your name. By simply designating the Junior League of Portland, Maine as a beneficiary of your estate, you will be leaving a legacy that provides support to the local association in need. Typical bequest language is:


I give the sum of $____ [or ___%] of my estate to the Junior League of Portland, Maine, [Tax ID # 01-0215919], to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.


Speak to your Attorney to see if a Legacy of Support is an option for you! Another option to consider is for family members to suggest that in lieu of flowers upon a death, donations can be given to the Junior League of Portland, Maine.

JLP Events

Annual Event
Our Annual Event serves as the largest annual fundraising effort of the JLP. Individuals, organizations and corporations may underwrite various aspects of the event or donate valuable items/packages for the auction. Contributions to this event directly support the League's community efforts and mission. For information on Sponsorship Opportunities and League activities please contact us at development@jlpmaine.org.

Sponsorship

Since 1922 the JLP has worked to create positive and lasting change in the greater Portland community. As a JLP sponsor we will work closely with you to establish a mutually beneficial and customized partnership. For a complete list of past projects, please visit our League History.

Other Ways to Support JLP

Amazon Smile
Visit Amazon Smile and select Junior League of Portland Maine Inc as your charitable organization. A portion of your purchase proceeds will be donated to the JLP. There are no changes to other Amazon special offers (such as Amazon Prime) with the use of Amazon Smile!

United Way Campaign
You may designate your United Way donation to the Junior League of Portland. Simply write “Junior League of Portland, Maine as the other choice.

(Members, Please log-in to the Member’s Area before making a donation)