Endowment Fund

The Junior League of Waco’s (JLW) Endowment Funds were established in the year 2000 to sustain, expand and initiate League created programs. The Community Projects and Clifton House funds are designed to be self-sustaining so as to provide long-term financial security for the League in order for us to continue our volunteer involvement in the Waco community.
The Junior League of Waco strives to meet the changing needs and conditions of our community and has historically been a provider of effective solutions to problems in McLennan County. Endowment Fund gifts are vital to maintain excellence and ensure the flexibility that has enabled the Junior League of Waco to develop timely solutions to tough social problems.

The Community Projects Endowment Fund provides funding for our many community projects, including, but not limited to: Awesome Outings, Done In A Snap, The Rainbow Room, LEAPS Reading (Lead, Empower, and Promote Self-Esteem), Kids in the Kitchen, Talitha Koum, McLennan County Backpack Program, Musical Therapy, Neonatal Care at Hillcrest Hospital NICU and the Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium. The Clifton House Endowment Fund is to finance the many needs of operating the historic home that serves as the Junior League of Waco’s headquarters.

To give a gift that has lasting benefits, any individual, group or business may contribute to the Junior League of Waco Endowment Fund at any time. The Endowment Fund is also an excellent vehicle through which to make an honorarium or memorial for someone associated with the League. Every donation helps us look forward to the future while continuing to provide community programs. We accept gifts in any amount.

To donate, please click here.

Benefits of Donating:

  • Tax Deduction – Donations are tax deductible. Be sure to check with your accountant for specific details. A tax statement will be mailed to donors at the end of each calendar year.
  • Celebration, Acknowledgment, and Memorials – The fund enables you to recognize the special times in your life. Recognition of donations and honorees are published in our community publication, The Bridge. Donations of $1,000 or more are recognized on a plaque in the Clifton House.
  • Ease of Participation – Donations may be made by completing the donation card or by making a secure, online donation. After clicking the “Donate” box on the right side of the screen, please fill out all the information. Please be sure to designate your donation to the “Clifton House Endowment Fund” or to the “Community Projects Endowment Fund” under the “Special Notes and Instructions” near the bottom of the form. You can also designate a person “to honor” or “in memory of” in the “On behalf of” section. You should also include their address so that notification can be sent to them informing them of your donation in their name.
  • Estate Planning – Designate the JLW Endowment Fund in your will or estate plan to ensure that the organization that is important to you will retain appropriate funding for the future women and children of Central Texas.