Fun Facts

Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. (JLOEB) has contributed more than 7 million hours and approximately $3 million to community agencies in Alameda and Contra Costa who serve vulnerable children and their families.

JLOEB celebrated their 70th Anniversary in 2005.

Fashion critic, Steven Cojocaru, spoke at JLOEB's May Annual Dinner in 2004.

Our Sustainer member, Maridel M. Moulton, was President of JLOEB in 1981-1982 and later went on to be the President of the Association of Junior Leagues International from 1988-1990.

First Lady Laura Bush met with our chair of the committee Teach for America in 2001 to recognize our work.

Diablo Publications awarded JLOEB member Carla Koren and Super Stars Literacy Program as winners of Threads of Hope Award 2005.

MemberPosition and Community ServiceJunior League
Mary Harriman RumseyFounder of the Junior League--1901; First defender of consumer rights as Chair of the Consumers' Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt's Administration, 1933The City of New York
Eleanor RooseveltFirst Lady; social reformer; humanitarian; author. As U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, she shaired the Human Rights Commission during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights--adopted 1948The City of New York
Oveta Culp HobbyFirst Commander of Women's Army Corps 1941; First U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare 1953Houston, TX
Sandra Day O'ConnorFirst female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, appointed 1981Phoenix, AZ
Barbara BushFirst Lady; literacy activistHouston, TX
Laura BushFirst Lady; literacy activistAustin, TX
Betty FordFirst Lady; substance abuse prevention activistGrand Rapids, MI
Nancy ReaganFirst Lady; substance abuse prevention activistLos Angeles, CA
Eudora WeltyAuthor; Pulitzer prize for The Optimist's Daughter, 1972Jackson, MS
Shirley Temple BlackChild actress; Delegate to the United Nations (1969); U.S. Ambassador to Ghana; Czech and Slovak RepublicsPalo Alto, CA
Katherine HepburnActress; women's issues activistHartford, CT
Sarah Palfrey Cook DanzigTennis champion; two-time Wimbledon champion The City of New York
Elected to Gov'tU.S. House of RepresentativesJunior League
Ruth Baker Sears PrattServed 1929-1933; first woman elected by NYThe City of New York
Isabella Selmes GreenwayServed 1934-1937The City of New York
Frances Payne BoltonServed 1940-1969Cleveland, OH
Mary E. Pruett FarringtonServed 1954-1957Honolulu, HI
Lynn MartinServed 1981-1985; U.S. Secretary of Labor 1991-1993Rockford, IL
Tillie Fowler1993-2001Jacksonville, FL
Jennifer Dunn1993-2005Seattle, WA
Anna Eshoo1993-presentPalo Alto, CA
Carolyn Maloney1993-presentThe City of New York
Judy Biggert1998-presentChicago, IL
Elected to Gov'tU.S. SenateJunior League
Margaret Chase SmithFirst woman elected to the SenateBangor, ME
Elected to Gov'tCanadian ParliamentJunior League
Margaret McTavish KonantzMember, Canadian Parliament, 1963-1968Winnipeg, MB
Florence BirdMember, Canadian Parliament, 1978-1983Winnipeg, MB
Bobbie SparrowMember, Canadian Parliament, 1984-1988Calgary, AB