About

Founded in 1939, the Junior League of Monmouth County is a vibrant group of over 200 women with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about empowering and developing the potential in women through volunteering in the Monmouth and Ocean Counties community to make it an even better place to live.

Mission

To advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

Vision

Women in Monmouth and Ocean Counties as catalysts for lasting community change.

Our Values

Diversity: The Junior League of Monmouth County welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

Collaboration: We believe lasting societal change is achieved through both collaboration and meaningful disagreement. Living the value of collaboration inspires us to accomplish more together.

Community: We believe a strong sense of community is essential to human well-being. Living the value of community provides a foundation of inclusion, which allows us to make a greater impact on the world around us.

Empowerment: We believe that the empowerment of women is a necessary requirement to create positive, lasting societal change. Living the value of empowerment fosters trust and confidence in each other.

Leadership: We believe in the unique power of women’s leadership abilities to transform communities for the better. Living the value of leadership allows us to make a collective difference.

Respect: We believe respect is a fundamental human right. Living the value of respect instills in us an unconditional positive regard for others.

Service: We believe it is through service that we build core relationships with others. Service is the lens through which we decide how we will invest our time and resources. Living the value of service empowers us as catalysts for lasting community change.

Purpose

Together, through the development of sustained skills, networks, and community impact, we serve as the only volunteer training organization for women in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Affiliation

We are affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International as one of over 290 member Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and England.

Board of Directors 2023-2024

  • Morgan Gaynor
    President
  • Nicole Dookie
    Recording Secretary
  • Sarah Snell
    Treasurer
  • Maggie Purcell
    Assistant Treasurer
  • Dana Ciricione
    Fund Development Director
  • Maura Connor
    Community Director
  • Heather Viola
    Communications Director
  • Yvonne Hunley-Jones
    Membership Director
  • Courteney Wilds
    Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Michelle Sekowski
    Nominating/Placement Chair
  • Amy Almasy
    Sustainer Representative
  • Jennifer Collins
    Sustainer Representative
  • Kate Stoddard
    Member at Large

Learn more about how the JLMC has had a lasting impact on Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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