In 2018, ahead of the Junior League of Boise (JLB) centennial in 2028, the women’s organization adopted Project 100, a 10-year commitment to review ten nonprofit programs.
Previously supported organizations include the Discovery Center of Idaho, Family Advocates, the Idaho State Historical Society, the Learning Lab, and this year’s partner, the Boise Art Museum (BAM).
Each of the chosen programs received a $10,000 donation, plus volunteer help during their year in partnership with the JLB. JLB is proud to support the Boise Art Museum in its 95th year.
JLB’s Project 100 created the framework for the organization to reinvest with former partners to better serve the needs of Boise’s growing community. For 95 years, members have contributed thousands of hours of service to their work in Boise and Treasure Valley and have demonstrated agility and responsiveness to reflect the changing needs of the community.
In 1926, twenty-eight women organized and formed the Junior Charity League of Boise. On March 1, 1928, this association officially became the Junior League of Boise and joined 96 other “leagues” around the world in a commitment to give back as a way to improve communities. Junior League President HannaLore Hein explains, “The Junior League of Boise has touched Treasure Valley in so many ways over the past nine decades, developing projects to support arts and culture, public health, education, the foster care system, historic preservation and We remain steadfast in our commitment to developing the potential of women in our organization and we do so through volunteer service.
JLB is delighted to present the Boise Art Museum with this donation of $10,000 in honor of the historic partnership between the two organizations, with an eye to the future as both organizations work together to serve the community of Boise. BAM will use the donation for the children’s tent at their annual Art In The Park event, September 9-11 at Julia Davis To park.
The Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park is widely recognized as one of the Northwest’s premier cultural events. This outdoor festival, held on weekends
after Labor Day each September, offers visitors of all ages and interests the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, the Boise Art Museum showcases a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with delicious food and hands-on activities for kids.
JLB and BAM will be hosting a small check presentation event on August 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Boise Art Museum.
The Junior League of Boise, a non-profit organization, is one of the oldest, most successful and longest-lasting women’s organizations in Idaho, providing Treasure Valley with its volunteer services and projects for more than 95 years. . His past projects include the Boise School Volunteer Program, 2-1-1 Idaho Careline, and the Discovery Center of Idaho. The mission of the Junior League of Boise is to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Additional information on the Junior League of Boise can be found at www.jlboise.org.
Boise Art Museum embraces its long and rich history as an opportunity to enhance and ensure enriching experiences for all visitors, through exceptional exhibits, collections, interpretive strategies, educational programs, a welcoming environment, as well as a commitment to be an essential part of the educational, economic and cultural community.