From Our President


As a nearly 20-year member of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, I am very excited to serve this year as President. This past year has taught us so much about our ability to “pivot” and learn how we can do our work better and more efficiently. We have proven that during a pandemic our mission is not only possible, but just as relevant as ever.

In 2021-2022 we will begin a renewed focus on our mission through our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. This includes a focus on training: through our resources, to support our mission, and to support our efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will focus on investment: in our community, in our future, and in our membership. And we will focus on growth: toward our impact, our brand, our membership, and member loyalty.

For more than 100 years, the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, has helped the Kansas City community through our trained volunteer members and grants. To date, we have raised more than $18.7 million for our mission and given 2.5 million volunteer hours. Regardless of a pandemic, our mission remains possible!

Our community impact has been tremendous. I look forward to building upon our 108 years of legacy around promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community.

With gratitude,




Kimberlee Ried
JLKCMO President, 2021-2022