Awards Received by JLS

The Junior League of Seattle and its members have been the proud recipients of the following community awards and recognition:

Community Awards:

2016 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award
2009 Seattle Magazine Best of Everything Award (Best Volunteer Group)
2008 Seattle Magazine Best Charity Event (Black & White Soiree)
2007 Treehouse—Wendy Walters Truitt Champion for Kids Award
2005 FRP Junior League Cookbook Award (Celebrate the Rain)
2004 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award (Celebrate the Rain)
2004 Regional Winner (West Coast): Tabasco Community Cookbook Award (Celebrate the Rain)
2004 Honorable Mention: USA Book News Best Book Award (Cookbooks – Celebrate the Rain)
2002 McIlhenny Hall of Fame Award (Simply Classic Cookbook)
1999 National Society of Fundraising Executives’ Northwest Philanthropy Award (Outstanding Philanthropic Organization)
1997 Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Organizational Leadership Award
1996-1997 Arbor House—Outstanding Volunteer Service
1993-1994 Friends of Youth—Chairman’s Award
1993 YMCA—A.K. Guy Award for Outstanding Community Service
1992 Childhaven—Mark Matthews Service to Children Award
1991 Childhaven—BMW Community Impact Award
1988 American Red Cross—Aequitas Society Award
1988 American Planning Association—Honorable Mention: Outstanding Planning Award
1985 The National CASA Association—Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf of Our Nation’s Children


Awards from Association of Junior Leagues International:

2021 AJLI Membership Recruitment & Engagement Award
2008-2009 AJLI Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award—awarded to JLS Sustainer Colleen Willoughby
2007 Junior League Leadership Development Award (Women With Impact Training)
2004-2005 AJLI Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award—awarded to JLS Sustainer Dee Dickinson
2004 Honorable Mention for our Provisional Program
1994 Public Awareness Education Campaigns—Third Prize
1993 Creative PR Award—Second Prize (Outstanding League Management—Annual Report)
1987, 1990, & 1992 Magazines—First Prize (Puget Soundings


Volunteer Recognition:

2009 Wallingford Boys & Girls Club—Thank You Citation
1998 & 1993 Arbor House—Friends of Youth
1991-1997 Christmas in April
1995 Greater Seattle Chapter of The Links, Inc.
1993 Project Cool: For Back to School
1993 Fremont Public Association, Broadview Shelter Renovation Project
1991-1993 The Health and Nutrition Education Project
1992 Eastside Directors of Volunteer Agencies—Outstanding Contribution to Volunteerism
1987 Easter Seals Society of Washington—Access Seattle
1976-1987 The Seattle Police Department
1985 Indian Heritage Eaglet Educare
1977-1985 Senior Rights Assistance
1980-1984 Bellevue Art Museum—Culture Cube Program for Young People
1964 Seattle Historical Society—Certificate of Merit
Children’s Home Society of Washington
Jubilee House—Volunteer Recognition
Rebuilding Together Seattle—Rebuilding Ambassador for Exceptional Service
Wallingford Boys & Girls Club


JLS is also proud to be a founding member of the following organizations:
1991-1997 Christmas in April (now “Rebuilding Together”)
1995 SIDS Foundation of Washington
1983 The Children’s Alliance
1997 Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program