The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. (JLSN) is thrilled to announce the Board of Directors for their 2012-2013 year.
This year’s leadership includes three Stamford women President-Elect Susan Bridges, Secretary Stephanie O’Brien, and Planning Council Director Kerry Safir.
2013 marks the 90th anniversary of JLSN and promises to be an exciting year for the League.
“We have an amazing legacy. We are about to commemorate 90 years of history, 90 years of volunteering, 90 years of making a difference in our community with almost 90 community agencies that we either founded or helped to establish,” JLSN President Sarah Neumann said.
President-Elect Susan Bridges joined JLSN because she loved meeting women in her area while participating in service work. She is a human resources professional with over 18 years experience working in the technology, legal, insurance, and consumer packaged goods industries.
Bridges is also membership chair of Rowayton United Methodist Church. She is passionate about JLSN and building women’s’ confidence through training, leadership opportunities, and other professional development.
“I grew up with many women who were a part of the Junior League and was familiar with all of the terrific work that they do for the community,” Secretary Stephanie O’Brien said. “So when I moved to the area I thought it was a great time for me to join and do my part to give back and meet new friends along the way.”
O’Brien lives in Stamford and manages recruitment for Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Planning Council Director Kerry Safir has been a part of the Junior League for 12 years, serving the first six years with the Junior League of Washington, DC. Her commitment to the community and the ability to have a “hands-on” impact is what keeps her engaged with JLSN.
Safir graduated from Saint Mary’s College and is currently the Executive Assistant to the Chairman at Spencer Trask & Co, a private equity firm in Old Greenwich. She also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Stamford Counseling Center.
Rounding out this year’s leadership are President Sarah Neumann (Darien), Treasurer Aileen Murphy (Norwalk), Communications Council Director Darcy Smith (New Canaan), Community Council Director Kathleen Custis (Norwalk), Membership/Training Council Director Cameron Sokolik (Darien), Fundraising Council Director Lisa Ferraro (New Canaan), Nominating/ Placement Director Christine Harris (Darien), and Sustainer Director Noelle Hughes (New Canaan).
About the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk:
JLSN is one of 292 member leagues of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), and our current focus is on Building Healthy Families. Community programs include the JLSN Diaper Co-Op, Healthy Parents, Kids in the Kitchen and Done in a Day service projects.
Women interested in joining JLSN can contact the League office in Darien at (203) 655-4662,
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our website at www.jlsn.org for further information.
JLSN is a not-for-profit organization of women 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. JLSN has more than 400 active and sustaining members, all committed to building better communities. All women age 21 and older, of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism, are welcomed by JLSN.
Since 1923, the JLSN has responded continually to community needs in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Ridgefield. JLSN has founded, or has participated in the establishment of, more than 80 community agencies including the Fairfield County Women’s Center at Norwalk Community College, Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Domestic Violence Services, Shelter for the Homeless (Pacific House), the Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County, Weir Farm Docent Program and the Women’s Crisis Center.
Editor's note: This announcement originally was posted on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.