our mission

The Junior League of Erie, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.



Message from the President

Thank you for visiting the website of The Junior League of Erie! I want to extend a special welcome on behalf of all our members who live, work and volunteer in the Erie community.The Junior League of Erie strives to live our mission: we are 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 Erie (JLE) is one of 293 leagues that span four countries~ the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Together, we make up the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). We are able to fulfill our mission by collaborating with other community groups. We identify community needs and then develop effective programs that will meet the needs of each group. Over our 88 year history, we have given close to one million dollars back to the Erie community! We have initiated or partnered with Therapeutic Riding of Erie County (TREC), the Spitz Planetarium, the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum, Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, the Erie Adaptive Sailing Experience, Blasco Children’s Library, Kids in the Kitchen, BabyGoRound Infant Campaign, and Healthy Zoo Healthy You…just to name a few!

Junior League empowers women through leadership training and development to take action in our community. JLE members are provided with professional and informal training opportunities in a supportive and fun environment. The skills you gain as a member of the JLE will prove invaluable as you network with other organizations and help build the local community. I invite you, your friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkers in joining our growing organization. I encourage you to join the JLE and help us continue building a better community.

Aileen Baxter, 2015-2016 President

president@juniorleagueoferie.com