The Junior League of Tulsa is honored to be named the YWCA’s 2020 Pinnacle Award Corporate Champion. JLT has played an important role in the Tulsa community by providing volunteer leadership to more than 100 community projects. The projects have focused on healthcare, education, domestic violence, incarceration, food insecurity and more. The Pinnacle Awards celebrate the important contributions women have made in Tulsa and around the world.
“The Junior League of Tulsa is honored to receive the Corporate Champion award by the YWCA and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women,” remarked Jennifer Porter, 2019-20 Junior League of Tulsa President. “To be recognized alongside the city’s best and brightest female leaders is a true honor for our organization as for over 95 years the Junior League has striven to build women leaders in the community by supporting the women and children in our city. We are thrilled to support the work that the YWCA does to empower women and invest in their success.”
Since 1923, JLT has prepared its members to accomplish one vital mission – to improve the Tulsa community through volunteer service. League members have contributed more than 1.6 million volunteer hours and have raised more than $5,000,000 for community projects. The Junior League of Tulsa has fostered a number of local organizations and helped to start a variety of projects in the Tulsa area including a domestic violence program later known as Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), Ronald McDonald House, Oxley Nature Center, and the Child Abuse Network (CAN). The League also organized Mayfest and published Tulsa Art Deco and Tulsa History: A to Z.
Each year, the Tulsa YWCA, in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, selects six women and one organization for their outstanding accomplishments and impact on women empowerment and the Tulsa community. Pinnacle Award honorees will be celebrated at The Pearl Party on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Mayo Hotel. Additional information about the 2020 Pinnacle award winners can be found here. Tickets and sponsorship information for the Pearl Party can be found at tulsapearlparty.org.