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We’re Empowering the Next Great Civic Leaders…

And we’re already making a powerful impact by leading change within our Western New York communities! To us, becoming a civic leader is all about understanding that local efforts have a global reach, and it all begins with creating local leadership opportunities that put women’s skills and passion to work right here in Western New York. If you’re interested in developing civic leadership skills while collaborating on important efforts with a group of like-minded women, you’re in the right place!

The Junior League is a Highly Respected Organization with an Extraordinary Legacy…

And our League is very proud of that historic reputation, but as society changes, we adapt and evolve. We strive to put our venerable values to work in modern ways; demonstrating our pride and perpetuating our legacy by serving as a powerful voice for action, justice and change throughout the WNY community. Together, we are working to empower our members to support our communities by advocating for opportunity and equity. We are committing to reaching our 5-year goal of targeting the impact we make in our community through developing the potential of members by increasing strategic community partnerships and New Member class for their first year (September- May) that will member engagement. For the last 100 years, JLB members have been at the forefront of change in our community, from women’s rights, child advocacy to domestic violence policy initiatives our League sisters, current and past, marched together in solidarity as catalysts for change. New York State Women will lead this important initiative. Will you be one of them?

Join the movement that’s dedicated to creating change, empowering leaders, and impacting the communities of Buffalo, New York.


We accept new members in July and August of each year, when our application period is opened. When new members apply, they are invited to join a New Member class for the first year (September-May) that will provide them with the tools and information they’ll need to play a crucial role in the Junior League of Buffalo. 

Junior League of Buffalo Eligibility Requirements 

  • Applicants must be 18 by August 2024 to be eligible for membership. 
  • Applicants must reside within Western New York. 

Eligible and Ready to Apply?
Fill Out Our Membership Form to Get Started! 


To learn more about our work and discover more opportunities to get involved, visit our Community page.