The Junior League of Fort Smith

Empowering women to act as agents of social change since 1960.


Our Mission

The Junior League of Fort Smith is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League of Fort Smith welcomes all women who exemplify a commitment to voluntarism and desire to improve the community around them.

Our Focus

In 2013, we began tailoring our volunteer efforts to address the foster care crisis in the River Valley Community.  Approximately 800 children in the River Valley are placed in foster care each year, while only 400 have placement in a home or shelter.  Statewide, there are more than 5,000 children in foster care with only 1,600 foster family homes.   The Junior League of Fort Smith has studied this issue and worked to address it with community projects that help recruit and retain foster families, build and furnish children’s shelters, prepare children aging through the foster care system to have the necessary life skills to make it as an adult, and help improve the quality of life for children currently in state care.  

Join Us!

We are currently recruiting new members to join us in 2019!  Our new member application deadline is May 31, 2019.  Click below to find out more information and to download an application.  We would love to have you! 

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Clayton House in downtown Fort Smith


-Early Bird Tickets are $35 before April 28
-VIP Tickets are $60 and include unlimited drinks
-VIP Reserved Table: $500 for a table of 8 with unlimited drinks
-Regular Tickets are $40 tickets at the door.

This Kentucky Derby watch party is a fundraiser event OPEN TO ALL and helps fund JLFS community projects benefiting local children in foster care. We'll have Derby coverage playing on  big screens and you can even try your luck in picking the winner with one of our raffle drawings.

We'll have mint juleps, a fully-stocked bar, Derby-style food, lawn games, Bourbon tastings, and a silent auction!

So break out those big crazy hats and jaunty bowties and come spend a fun, laid-back afternoon with us out on the Clayton House lawn. Prizes will be awarded for best hat and best bowtie!

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Raffle for a loose diamond from Newton's Jewelers


1 Raffle Ticket for $25 OR

5 Raffle Tickets for $100


The Junior League of Fort Smith is raffling off a 1 carat Forevermark De Beers loose diamond that was so graciously donated by our Crystal Partner, Newton's Jewelers! It is a round brilliant cut with H color with VSI-2 clarity and is valued at $7,500.

We will only have 500 available raffle tickets for this


*Winner does not need to be present at time of drawing. Drawing will take place at Day at the Derby, May 4th, at the Clayton House

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Raffle for a 70" Vizio HDR SmartTV


1 Raffle Ticket for $5 OR

5 Raffle Tickets for $20


Valued at $825

4K Ultra HD Resolution and HDR

E-Series and Smart TV with built in Chromecast

70 inch screen

Graciously donated by our Silver Partner, First Security Bank!

*Winner does not need to be present at time of drawing. Drawing will take place at Day at the Derby, May 4th, at the Clayton House.

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