I pledge my loyalty to Kimberly Juniors; by doing better than ever before what work I have to do; by being prompt, honest, and courteous; by living each day trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.
– Helen Cheney Kimberly, 1930
Kimberly Juniors was founded by Helen Cheney Kimberly in 1916, after a life-long interest in the social development of young women. Mary Emma Shirk continued in her mother’s footsteps, serving as the advisor to the organization until her death in 1979. In 1980, a governing Board of Trustees was established to continue the organization.
“The purpose of this organization shall be constructive training of its members to become able club women and better citizens…by living each day trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.”