Message from the President
Welcome to The League Club!
The League Club, Inc. of Naples is a 501(c)(3) organization of women with prior membership in the Associations of Junior League International. Founded in 1986, The League Club presently has a membership of 600 women with a variety of backgrounds from 40 different states, the UK, and Canada.
It is our prior membership and belief in the Junior League values that is the common thread which unites us in our mission to strengthen our communities.
As you view our site, take a moment to look at our Grants section. Here you will find the heart of our mission. We are a grant giving organization. We have given over $5.3 million to nonprofit organizations in Lee and Collier counties in the past 34 years. It is our passion to support and fund programs that encourage and protect women, at-risk children, and the elderly. We have developed a very intense vetting program that gives us faith in those organizations who receive our grants. And, we do see results. Click on News to read their stories. We are grateful for the support of our Circle of Friends and our Sponsors. They are the backbone of our signature fundraiser Naples Tables, which raises funds for our grants program. Their generosity and support does not waver, thus allowing a greater community impact. Together, we change lives.
In recent months, our society has changed dramatically due to Covid-19. Not one of us expected to be living in the time of a pandemic, but we are. As an organization, we must respond to the needs of our community. Thus, for 2020-2021 our grant process will focus on projects which address basic humanitarian needs such as food, healthcare, education, and emergency shelter. This is what we do – it is our Commitment to our Community.
Enjoy your time on our website. If you wish to support our mission, explore the following opportunities:
- Join Us: Inquire about membership
- Sponsors: Be a business sponsor
- Naples Tables: Be a designer
- Donate: Join Circle of Friends
- Donate: Be an individual donor to the Endowment Fund or Community Trust Fund
Maria Lane Arends
TLC President 2020-2021