MONTGOMERY, AL - The Junior League of Montgomery is announcing Laura Stevenson as its president for the 2010-11 year.
Stevenson received her Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Spring Hill College in Mobile. She is a native of Chicago and is married to Young W. Stevenson, Jr. The couple has four children: Foy (15); Wilkie (13); Maureen (11); and Anna (3).
Stevenson's prior Junior League responsibilities include serving as chair of the DHR Back to School Event and AUM's Speech and Hearing Clinic. She has also served on the Community Research Committee, as Corresponding Secretary, Community Council Vice President and Membership Vice President. She has been a member of the Junior League for fourteen years, during four of which she served on the board.
Stevenson has also served on the Board of Directors for the Children's Museum of Alabama, and as President of the Montgomery Ballet Board and is a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery Class of XXVI.
The Junior League of Montgomery is an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Montgomery is one of more than 290 Leagues across four countries representing almost 175,000 women.
The Montgomery League is composed of nearly 800 members who donate approximately 20,000 hours of volunteer services annually. The Junior League reaches out to all women regardless of race, religion, color or national origin.
The Junior League of Montgomery's annual fundraisers has made possible a financial commitment to the Montgomery area that has totaled well over a million dollars in the last 10 years alone. Proceeds raised by the Junior League of Montgomery support its work in the community through projects that improve the quality of life for families and children.