The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for our community events. Every sponsorship helps us to fulfill our mission of providing basic needs for school readiness, such that every child in our community is prepared for success in the classroom.
JLCU appreciates the support of all of its sponsors. Thank you for making a difference in Champaign-Urbana!
Mary Harriman Rumsey ($10,000)
Named after the founder of the Junior League (1901), Mary Harriman Rumsey (Junior League of New York), the first defender of consumer rights as Chair of the Consumers' Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt's Administration (1933).
First Lady ($7,500)
Named after First Ladies of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan. All five were members of the Junior League.
Oveta Culp Hobby ($5,000)
Named after the first Commander of Women's Army Corp (1941), Olveta Culp Hobby (Junior League of Houston) was the first U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare (1953).
Sandra Day O'Connor ($2,500)
Named after the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice (appointed 1981) Sandra Day O'Connor (Junior League of Phoenix).
Julia McWilliams Child ($1,000)
Named after chef Julia McWilliams Child (Junior League of Pasadena), author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Eudora Welty ($750)
Named after author Eudora Welty (Junior League of Jackson, MS), Pulitzer prize winner for The Optimist's Daughter (1972).
Margaret Chase Smith ($500)
Named after Margaret Chase Smith (Junior League of Bangor, ME), the first woman elected to the Senate.
Katharine Hepburn ($250)
Named after actress Katharine Hepburn (Junior League of Hartford, CT).
Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig ($100)
Named after two-time Wimbledon champion Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig (Junior League of The City of New York).
What is crazier than hundreds of people sprinting down the streets of downtown Champaign in high heels? Nothing!
Festival of Trees
Be a part of a Champaign County tradition, and join us for our 18th Annual Festival of Trees. Win raffle and silent auction prizes, and shop the holiday gift gallery.
Sponsor Festival of Trees
Daddy-Daughter Dance - Sponsored by Sunset Funeral Home and Busey
Nothing is sweeter than the bond between a dad and his daughter. The Daddy-Daughter Dance is a signature event during our annual Festival of Trees.
JLCU Gala - Sponsored by McGladrey
Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the Champaign Country Club to commemorate the past, present, and future of JLCU.
Join us for second Kentucky Derby event! Sip mint juleps, and cheer for your favorite horse.