JLCU appreciates the support from all of the following individuals and organizations, who have provided outright gifts, sponsorships, and in-kind donations. 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).
Stevie Jay Broadcasting
First Lady ($7,500-$9,999)
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-$7,499)
Name after the first Commander of Women's Army Corps (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-$4,999)
Named after the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice (appointed 1981) Sandra Day O'Connor (Junior League of Phoenix).
Illini Radio Group
Julia McWilliams Child ($1,000-$2,499)
Named after chef Julia McWilliams Child (Junior League of Pasadena), author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Robeson Family Benefit Fund
Eudora Welty ($750-$999)
Named after author Eudora Welty (Junior League of Jackson, MS), Pulitzer prize winner for The Optimist's Daughter (1972).
Margaret Chase Smith ($500-$749)
Named after Margaret Chase Smith (Junior League of Bangor, ME), the first woman elected to the Senate.
Katharine Hepburn ($250-$499)
Named after actress Katharine Hepburn (Junior League of Hartford, CT).
Dash Management, Inc.
Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig ($100-$249)
Named after two-time Wimbledon champion Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig (Junior League of The City of New York).
Tastefull Orange and Blue
Claire Wooding Johnson