The Junior League of Buffalo, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Buffalo is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Community Assistance Grants program. Not-for-profits organizations that are directly engaged in improving the quality of life for the vulnerable in WNY are welcome to submit a proposal demonstrating how they would use grant funds to clearly impact a… Read More
The Junior League of Buffalo (JLB) today announced that artist, Shasti O’Leary-Soudant, has been selected to create a sculpture commemorating its centennial to be permanently installed on the plaza outside of the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. O’Leary-Soudant’s work, entitled Do Not Mistake My Softness for Weakness, will stand as a tribute… Read More
The Palmer Centennial House was the Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News 20th Decorators’ Show House. We hope you joined us during the Show House between April 27th – May 19th at 288 Lincoln Pkwy, the home of former prominent florist, William Palmer. The house boasts 3 stories with a beautiful backyard. The… Read More
The Junior League of Buffalo was established according to the principle that women could and should make a meaningful contribution to society; an ideal that was first advanced by Mary Harriman in New York City as Founder of the Junior League in 1901 and borrowed in Buffalo in 1919 by Mary Crate Taylor as the… Read More
The Junior League of Buffalo is pleased to announce that it has awarded one Community Assistance Small Grant in the amount of $7,000 to Journey’s End Refugee Services. The Junior League of Buffalo Community Assistance Small Grants program seeks to support non-profit organizations who are directly engaged in Western New York addressing a demonstrated need… Read More
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JLB members help take donations of food for the Food Bank of WNY
The Centennial Gift
The Junior League of Buffalo, in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, are excited to announce a call for proposals for a sculpture in recognition of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Junior League of Buffalo. The selected public artwork will be sited on the grounds of the Burchfield Penney Art Center as a part of the museum collection.
Founded in 1919, the Junior League of Buffalo (JLB) reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. It is one of 291 Junior Leagues in four countries comprising the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. Junior League of Buffalo members will observe the 100th anniversary in the 2018–2019 League year by celebrating the remarkable impact the organization has made in Western New York through the development of women as leaders and support to the community.
The proposed initiative will demonstrate to women and girls in the Western New York (WNY) community that they have the capacity to achieve. The statue will help to clarify our actions, our accomplishments, and hopes for the future. The statue will capture our memory, the long history of women’s impact in our community and long-term potential. Women and girls in our community will continue to lead and create positive lasting change in the region.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York. It is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, situated in a neighborhood of modern and classic architecture. The museum, designed by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects, presents a counterpoint to the surrounding architecture while continuing the story of architectural development into the 21st century. The Center was the first "green" art museum in New York State when it opened in 2008. The significant location of the Burchfield Penney and the site for the selected artwork is enhanced by their proximity to Buffalo State College, the Albright Knox Art Gallery, and is part of Buffalo's Olmsted Park System. This is a visible, high-traffic location.
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