A Family Organization providing Cultural, Social, Civic, and Recreational Activities that Stimulate and Expand the Mind to Enhance Life

Louise Truitt Jackson Dench,
the Mother who conceived the idea of Jack & Jill -- because she wanted Christmas to last all year long!

“I went to Brooklyn once to visit a friend. She was telling me what a wonderful Christmas they had had with all their visiting friends who had moved away into various boroughs and cities. They had all these children now and everyone came back and had a Christmas party. I enjoyed the story and I said, ‘Gee, Philadelphia could enjoy something like that, but I want our group to be a club permanently, not just get-together’s at Christmas.’”

Louise Truitt Jackson Dench and Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas

Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas,
Jack & Jill of America
January 1938
Philadelphia, PA

“To us as mothers, it [Jack and Jill] has become a means of furthering an inherent and natural desire ...to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.”