Chic Spotlight: JLC’s Centennial Celebration

Chic Spotlight: JLC’s Centennial Celebration

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The Junior League of Cincinnati is celebrating 100 years in 2020. See how they plan to celebrate in a big way.

Cincy Chic: What is the Junior League of Cincinnati?
Casey Burleigh, Junior League of Cincinnati Member: The Junior League of Cincinnati was founded on March 17, 1920. The Junior League of Cincinnati has a mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since its inception, thousands of JLC members have proudly helped incubate or accelerate over 120 projects to help our community shine brightly

Cincy Chic: Can you tell us more about the Junior League’s Centennial celebration?
Burleigh: In addition to our internal-focused celebrations, the League has several public events in honor of our Centennial year. We are hosting  the Junior League of Cincinnati Centennial Gala on March 7 at the Music Hall Ballroom. 

Cincy Chic: What can attendees expect at the Gala?
Burleigh: This year’s gala, Gems of the Queen City, will benefit the Junior League of Cincinnati. The event will feature dinner by Eat Well using recipes from past Junior League of Cincinnati cookbooks, music presented by the Sly Band, an open bar, and the Emerald Dance Party afterward to celebrate our 100-year legacy. The fun starts at 6:30pm for guests with a dinner ticket and the doors open to Emerald Dance Party guests at 8:30pm. 

Cincy Chic: When will you be celebrating the Junior League of Cincinnati’s Centennial this year?
Burleigh: We have several upcoming events to celebrate JLC’s Centennial including “The Junior League of Cincinnati: Making a Difference for 100 Years: at the Cincinnati Museum Center that’s on exhibition now through June 14. We also have our “Welcome Home Initiative” that’s ongoing through 2020. The Junior League of Cincinnati is hosting the AJLI 2020 Annual Conference in May. 

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to purchase tickets/learn more?
Burleigh: You can read more about the Junior League of Cincinnati at We’re also on Facebook and Instagram.