Junior League Civic Leaders

  • Martha Bedell Alexander

    Martha Bedell Alexander

    The Junior League of Charlotte

    Martha Bedell Alexander brings her zeal for serving society to the North Carolina House of Representatives.  

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  • Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler

    Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler

    The Junior League of Dallas

    For her tireless fundraising on behalf of her city’s most pressing causes, Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler was named by D magazine “The Ultimate Volunteer.”

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  • Tamara Ashford

    Tamara Ashford

    Junior League of Northern Virginia

    A 15-year veteran of the Junior League of Northern Virginia and a member of AJLI’s Governance Committee from 2011 to 2013, Tamara Ashford has made a career in the tricky trade of tax law.

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  • Roseann Knauer Bentley

    Roseann Knauer Bentley

    The Junior League of Springfield, Missouri

    Roseann Knauer Bentley’s early success in bringing public television to Springfield led to a career in public office.

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  • Judy Biggert

    Judy Biggert

    The Junior League of Chicago

    Never one to shy away from controversy, Congresswoman Judy Biggert has spent 20 years in public service on the front lines of a variety of ground-breaking issues including “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the “Defense of Marriage Act.”

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  • Mary Shaw Branton

    Mary Shaw Branton

    The Junior League of Kansas City

    A thinker ahead of her time, Mary Shaw Branton pioneers integration in schools and education for children with special needs.

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  • Jane E. Burdette

    Jane E. Burdette

    The Junior League of Parkersburg

    Jane Burdette turned her own experience with muscular dystrophy into a platform for providing support services for the disabled.

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  • Helen Lowenfield Chandler

    Helen Lowenfield Chandler

    The Junior League of San Angelo

    A passionate advocate for diversity, the arts, education, and child welfare, Helen Lowenfield Chandler earns a reputation as a force to be reckoned with.

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