Message from the President

Welcome to the Junior League of Topeka! If you’re just getting to know the Junior League for the first time, I’m so pleased to share our story with you.

We are an organization that empowers transformational female leaders to set bold goals, open our circles, disrupt convention, and change the conversation for the betterment of our community.  This year’s focus is to “Know Your Why” as we adapt and evolve through these unprecedented times, because “Once you know your why, you can survive almost any how.”

For over three-quarters of a century, our League has worked to improve Topeka by identifying community needs and executing sustainable projects which have turned into over thirty-five important non-profits in our community.  Some of our key past projects in the Junior League of Topeka you may know well: Ronald McDonald House of Topeka, CASA of Shawnee County, the Topeka Rescue Mission, Meals on Wheels, the Topeka Community Center, the Race Against Breast Cancer, and most recently transitioned project, the Diaper Depot.  Our highly trained and effective volunteers bring their skills to the forefront of our work as civic leaders in our communities.  Need our help? Fill out a Request for volunteers.

As President of the League, I am deeply committed to our mission and I believe in the power of women. As an organization, we care about building our individual potential to become effective volunteer leaders, making a long-lasting and positive impact in our community, respecting and celebrating each other’s differences, and always being of service to others. It’s truly an honor to be a part of such a caring, compassionate League of over 300 women!

This year, we are especially excited to launch our newest strategic plan, focused on ensuring the Junior League is making a difference in Topeka through our issue-based approach of “Addressing Child Welfare as impacted by violence and community instability.”  I encourage you to take a look at some of the bold goals we’ve set for the future including our community impact work focused through our Capital Impact Leadership Summit for area youth, promoting voluntarism, as well as helping women develop their potential.

Wondering how you can get involved? Our League welcomes all women who value our mission as members. Check out our Membership Page to learn more! If membership isn’t for you, consider how you can be an advocate for the League and for the women in your life who are working to make a difference in our community. By making a philanthropic investment in the Junior League of Topeka, you’re giving women the resources they need to succeed. I encourage you to attend one of our signature events, make a gift to our 100 Year Fund, or support our annual fundraising efforts knowing that your gift will directly support women focused on improving the Greater Topeka area.

It’s truly an honor to represent this dynamic community of women. If you would like to connect and learn more about the Junior League, please reach out to me at I’d love to share more with you about our mission and how you can become involved!

Kimberly Sixkiller
Junior League of Topeka

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