Junior League of Las Vegas celebrates 75 years of service

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 19:43:21-05

Junior League of Las Vegas, a local nonprofit, is commemorating 75 years of fulfilling its mission of volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the Las Vegas community.

Over 75 years, Junior League of Las Vegas has contributed over 1.1 million hours of community service and raised more $1.5 million dollars for the community through service projects and monetary support.

Junior League of Las Vegas has also awarded more than $750,000 in educational grants to teachers in Southern Nevada in support of innovative classroom curriculum to enhance student learning. Junior League is one of the oldest and largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world, with roots dating back to 1901.

As one of Southern Nevada’s longest running nonprofits, JLLV invites the community to celebrate the anniversary milestone in 2021 with events throughout the year, which include:

- Junior League of Las Vegas Day – Starting at 12 p.m. on Feb. 25, the lights on the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign will go red to recognize the tremendous impact that Junior League of Las Vegas has on the community. Commissioner Richard “Tuck” Segerblom will issue a proclamation declaring Feb. 26 as Junior League of Las Vegas Day. On Feb. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the High Roller and the Eiffel Tower will turn their lights red for Junior League of Las Vegas. Other community partners will display messages of support on their marquees, including Paris Hotel and Casino, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, The Palazzo, Treasure Island, the Sahara, Thomas & Mack Center and Springs Preserve.

- Little Black Dress Initiative – March 8 through March 12, the Little Black Dress Initiative will be coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. This week-long awareness and fundraising campaign will bring awareness to the challenges that poverty places on children and teens. Participants will wear the same black dress (or outfit) for 5 consecutive days, with the goal of raising a total of $7,500 to celebrate Junior League of Las Vegas’ 75 years. Donations can be made online.

- Paint the Town Red Gala – Junior League of Las Vegas will hold this signature fundraiser virtually on April 10, 2021, with honorees Sally Rycroft as the recipient of the Lifetime Community Achievement Award, and Pat Mulroy as the recipient of the Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award. The event will be streamed at 7 p.m. and will feature a silent auction and entertainment. For tickets, visit their website.

Additional event details for the 75-Year Anniversary will be provided here.