Community Impact 

We are an organization of nearly 300 Northwest Florida Panhandle women of diverse backgrounds who engage in Community Impact programs dedicated to building our community.

Check out our JLEC Signature Events for fun ways to support our organization and join us in helping the community.

  • Back to the Books Bash

    JLEC partners with the Children's Advocacy Center to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for their clients. 

  • Day for Kids

    JLEC members set up a craft booth and volunteered at the Emerald Coast Science Center for the Boys and Girls Club event. 

  • Food for Thought Outreach 

    JLEC members collected and donated food items and shelving units to stock the Food for Thought pantry. 

  • Child Clothing Project

    Every fall, over 300 children go to our local Target to shop for a new wardrobe, followed by lunch and a party filled with fun activities.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Members spend the day volunteering at the construction site building a Habitat home for local community members. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen 

    JLEC hosts events to educate and empower children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Mission

The Junior League of the Emerald Coast, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLEC's purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


Our League's success and impact on the community is directly determined by the profitability of our fundraisers and the support we receive from our members and our community. 

Ways to support us include:

Thank You to Our 2014-2015 Sponsors! 


JLEC Signature Events 

  Join the Junior League of the Emerald Coast for an evening of high fashion and hats at The Derby Party on Saturday, May 2nd from 3 to 7 p.m. at Emerald Bay Golf Club. 
This fundraising event will feature a live showing of the running of the 141st Kentucky Derby along with a silent auction, horse raffle, contest for the best Derby hat and much more! Guests will enjoy classic mint juleps and cocktails, southern-style fare and live music and dancing.
If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs, join us at the Derby Party!
Live entertainment by Chris Alvarado.
In addition to tickets,guests can also purchase a commemorative Mint Julep Cup for $20 and enjoy one complimentary mint julep and discounted refills. For more information about sponsorship or donation opportunities, please contact the League office at 850-269-7234. 


Save The Date For

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island  

Thank You for Helping

Make This Year's

Best of The Emerald Coast

and Rock the Road 5k/10k

a HUGE Success! 

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leading non-profit organization in our community. We want to achieve this through our volunteer efforts and enriching the lives of our community residents.


Become a JLEC Member!   

Learn more about your community, experience opportunities to manage projects and expand your skill sets, participate in meaningful and impactful service initiatives and make lifelong friends! 

  • The 2014-2015 Junior League of The Emerald Coast

  • JLEC and Best of The Emerald Coast 
  • The JLEC Holiday Social

  • The JLEC Board and Geek Lights on the Corner

    Geek Lights on the corner donated their proceeds to the JLEC