Get to Know the NYJL

The New York Junior League embraces our founder, Mary Harriman’s, pioneering spirit, strong sense of social responsibility, and ability to motivate others to share their talents through effective volunteer action. Mobilizing the energy and enthusiasm of trained volunteers, the NYJL relentlessly focuses on improving the health and well-being of women and children in NYC. Hear […]

Happy birthday Mary Harriman

On what would have been her 133rd birthday, the NYJL wishes Mary Harriman, our founder, a happy birthday. At the age of 19, Mary was moved by the deprivation she saw in New York City and encouraged 80 young women to volunteer in the settlement houses on the Lower East Side. In 1901, Mary formed […]

Brooks Brothers named 2014-2015 corporate sponsor of the New York Junior League

New York, New York (October 23, 2014) — The New York Junior League (NYJL), one of the largest women’s non-profit volunteer organizations in New York City, announced Brooks Brothers, the country’s oldest clothing retailer and an American icon, is a corporate sponsor for the 2014-2015 fundraising year. The NYJL is an organization of women committed to […]

PIP returns Tompkins Square Park back to the community

On June 7, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) returned its 23rd annual project, a renovated Tompkins Square Park, to the community. NYJL President Fiona Grant Small led the ribbon cutting ceremony and was joined by distinguished speakers including City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Borough Commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation William T. […]