Centennial Celebrations

Junior League 100 Year Photo

Centennial logo designed by: Wildfire, League Members Lindsay Sullivan, Shay Felder

The Junior League of Winston-Salem Turns 100!

The Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS) is turning 100 this year! Our Centennial celebration has three main components which provide opportunities for every member to participate.

Community Gift

The JLWS will create a new endowment at the Winston-Salem Foundation. The funds in the endowment will support individual schools within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system which aligns with our mission of increasing children’s literacy. The goal is to raise $100,000 for the endowment. Proceeds from the fall fundraiser, The Little Black Dress Initiative, will support the League’s Community Gift.  As of March 2023, the JLWS Literacy & Education Equity Fund has been established.


On March 21, 2023, an exhibition will open at Reynolda House on the Lake Porch and will highlight the Junior League of Winston-Salem’s milestones and contributions to the city and surrounding area. The exhibition will be open to the public and will educate museum-goers on the JLWS and its historic place in the history of the Reynolda estate and Winston-Salem.


On March 25, 2023, members will celebrate the Junior League of Winston-Salem’s 100th birthday at Forsyth Country Club with a gala. Join us for a festive evening featuring a dinner with a full-service bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, dancing and live band.

*Tickets to the Centennial Gala have sold out.  Please reach out to gala@jlws.org to be added to the wait list.

In Kind opportunites are still available! (see section below). You can also consider making a donation to underwrite the event to help maximize the funds raised for the Junior League of Winston-Salem. Please reach out to gala@jlws.org for other custom ways to give. We hope that you will partner with us to celebrate this milestone year. Your generous support will allow us to continue to empower women of the Piedmont Triad region to lead for the next 100 years.


All Sponsorships are sold out. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their support of the JLWS Centennial Gala!