Message from Our President

Welcome to the Junior League of Portland, ME. Thank you for taking a minute to check us out.

For over 95 years, we have been providing emerging women leaders with the opportunity to affect change in the Greater Portland community through volunteer work and nonprofit management.

We have done this by identifying the underserved needs in the community and developing solutions to meet those needs ranging from hunger and food insecurity to education and cultural enrichment programs for children. A number of our past programs continue to operate as self-standing entities, including the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, the Kids First Center, and the Center for Grieving Children.

Beginning in 2016, the Junior League of Portland adopted a new issue area focused on Reaching Youth at Risk. Together with our community partner, the Community Partnership for Protecting Children, we are working to develop and implement projects to educate and support our community’s youth and their families.

I hope you consider joining me and this dynamic, vibrant organization of over 250 women leaders. Please read more about becoming a member here and reach out with any questions!

To those who are already donors and sponsors of our League – thank you! I look forward to continuing our relationship. Without your support, we could not affect change and improve the community through the development of effective volunteer leadership. Your support helps us move toward our vision of becoming Maine’s premier women’s volunteer organization.

As President, I am proud to be leading the League through a transition to a new community focus of Reaching Youth at Risk and celebrating our 95 years of committed and dedicated community leaders!  

Jillian Rich
President, 2017-2018