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A Legacy of Proven Leadership

1916 - 2016

The Junior League of Atlanta's legacy comes from a small group of 45 women who in 1916 strategically linked vision, social capital, and trained action to address community challenges. These women did not set out to change the world, only to improve the lives of women and children in Atlanta by tackling issues on the frontlines. As we look forward to our Centennial, we are an organization of nearly 3,500 women strong focused on tackling the issues facing our community including generational poverty, commercial sexual exploitation/human trafficking and early childhood education.

Our Stories

JLA Presidents share their memories serving Atlanta.

Deanna Anderson & Sarah Batts

President Deanna Anderson

Past President Sarah Batts


Past President Camille Kesler


Past President Charlotte Ros Terrell

Past President Patti Lander


Past President Terri Duckett


Past President Carolyn McClatchey

Past President Laura Dorsey


Past President Winnifred Davis


Past President Sue Mobley


Share With Us

Were you impacted by a JLA volunteer? Have you attended one of our fundraisers over the years? Was your mother, sister, aunt or friend a League member? Share your JLA memories with us and join our yearlong JLA 100 celebration!