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Landmark Year for League: 90 Years of Service to the Greater Milwaukee Community
June 16, 2006

Media Contact: Stephanie Williams, Sr. Publicist
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The Junior League of Milwaukee celebrates its 90th anniversary by deepening its commitment to improving the lives of people in their community through volunteerism and fundraising to support other organizations in their efforts. Over the next three years, the Junior League of Milwaukee will give $90,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which provides court-appointed adult volunteers for abused and neglected children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

For 90 years, the Junior League of Milwaukee has worked to improve lives in the community to create a healthier and more vital city. Founded in 1915, this league is distinguished among the more than 292 Junior League chapters in four countries for its track record of accomplishments. The Junior League of Milwaukee today has more than 300 active members and gives hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to organizations working to prevent domestic abuse, child abuse, and to address concerns for women’s health.

During World War I, the Junior League of Milwaukee required all of its members to work for the American Red Cross. The League also founded the Curative Care Network within less than a decade of its founding, and their workshop for children and adults with special needs became the first in the country to earn the acceptance of the American Hospital Association. The League also founded the Blood Center and ensured its self-sufficiency before it was turned over to the community in 1954.

The League’s fourth cookbook, Gatherings, won the IACP/Segram’s award for Best Community Cookbook in 1987. An Occasion to Gather: Milwaukee Entertains is the new fundraising cookbook from the Junior League of Milwaukee. To order, please visit

An Occasion to Gather (ISBN: 0-9618294-1-9; $28.95) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 800 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.

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