Mission & Values

The Junior League of Tampa Mission Statement

On April 2, 1926, 22 forward thinking women joined together to form The Junior League of Tampa. These insightful founding members declared their mission “…to foster interest among our members in the social, economic, educational and civic conditions of our own community, and to make efficient our volunteer service.” While the wording has changed in 90+ years, our dedication to our community and member development remains the same.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1926, The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of over 1,900 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


Our values guide our efforts. We are dedicated to the service of our community, members, and partners and aspire to the following organizational values:


Promoting voluntarism by creating a supportive, safe environment that encourages the continuous development of women to reach their highest potential as civic and community leaders



Providing training and mentoring opportunities to develop and empower our members and those we serve to improve their lives and the lives of others



Working collaboratively, effectively and strategically with our members and community partners to build a legacy of positive community impact



Acting as catalysts for change in our community and speaking as influencers for those who cannot speak for themselves



Achieving organizational excellence to meet our Mission and Vision, by responsibly managing the resources and relationships entrusted to us