President’s Message

 KQRiley-Headshot A Message from Our President, Kathleen Quinlan Riley

The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is an organization of nearly 700 strong and unstoppable women, united by our common      interest in building a better community and cultivating the next generation of female civic leaders. Our mission is simple yet powerful: we promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. A mission we’ve been committed to since 1906.

We collaborate, partner, learn, grow, and serve. We speak, plan, and act. Above all, we listen. We are an organization of well-trained volunteers. This requires listening.  It is our obligation and privilege to listen to all members of our community, both our JL Boston member community, as well as the community we live, work and serve in. Through actively listening, we are able to identify issues and challenges that creates an opportunity to leverage and build our member’s leadership skills in the service of improving our greater Boston community. This allows us to amplify women’s voices by uniting and working together to change unfavorable conditions in our community.  THIS is our Why.  

When we listen, speak, and collaborate, we set ourselves up for success. Our mission tells the world that we are an organization of women dedicated to improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Individuals working together with and in community for the success of all. We are committed to living this mission for another 115 years and beyond. 

For those who are curious, who love to learn, and who want to become their very best selves while creating a stronger community, JL Boston is a community full of opportunities to do exactly that. We invite you to join us as a member, a partner, a supporter.  We will only be as successful as our community, fully knowing we are better together. 

Kathleen Quinlan Riley
President, Junior League of Boston
2020-2022