2017 New Members: #NewJLOsOnTheBlock

New Member Committee Chair Kathryn Anderson gave us the deets on the 99th New Member class: We are excited to have another large class with 88 New Members and more socials! Our first social was on June 28 at Julio’s restaurant with a nacho bar and margaritas at half price. We had a great turnout… Read More

JLO Mentorship Gals Make Memories at The Makery

The Mentorship Committee kicked off its year on Oct. 26, 2017, at The Makery with about 25 members participating in a fun succulent craft. There was a big reveal of the mentors and mentees at the beginning of the night, followed by a chance for the pairs to socialize and get to know one another.… Read More

Cookbook Committee Teams Up With Renowned Photographer for Food Photo Shoot

Get ready to be the hostess with the mostest. At this time next year, the Junior League of Omaha’s fourth cookbook, A Century of Serving, will hit shelves, giving you a guide to hosting a memorable meal for any occasion. In June, the Cookbook Committee Co-Chair, Jessica Holdenried, and Cookbook Photography Coordinator Kendra DelaCadena, put the… Read More

League’s Newest Project Unveils New Name

Last fall, the Junior League of Omaha voted to add a new project to its roster of community impact endeavors. With that vote, a partnership with Restored Hope was formed. Restored Hope is a community nonprofit that acts as a sanctuary for single mothers and their children who are in abusive environments. As a League,… Read More

Successful Blowout Event for Bargain Bash

The League launched its newest public fundraiser event on Sunday, Oct. 1 – Bargain Bash: Omaha’s Best Blowout Rummage Sale. The weekend event at Ralston Arena kicked-off with a ticket-purchase-only pre-party event in a cocktail party setting for a first chance at the premium items. League Members Megan Riebe Reay and Gwen Olney were the lucky… Read More

Splash of Color for JLO at 2017 Color Run

The Junior League of Omaha was pleased to partner with the Color Run for the fourth time this summer to provide volunteers for its 5K race, which took place on July 15. The League provided 185 volunteers and a total of 555 volunteer hours over two days. This year’s Color Run, which had approximately 4,000… Read More

Dine at Runza Event Raises Money for ABOMO

The “Dine at Runza” event in support of the Junior League of Omaha’s A Book of My Own (ABOMO) took place on Aug. 29. The event raised $5,828, which will allow ABOMO to purchase 4,355 books. Fourteen Runza locations participated. ABOMO Chair Liz Akert was enthusiastic about the event’s turn out and the League’s partnership… Read More

League and MICAH House Partner for Children’s Craft Night

The Junior League of Omaha Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) Committee kicked-off its full slate of events for fall 2017 with a unique opportunity to serve across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa. League members helped at DIAD-organized children’s craft night at the MICAH House on Sept. 19. The MICAH House is an emergency family shelter located in… Read More