Junior League Civic Leaders



    The Junior League of Atlanta

    Rising Star Award-winner Stacey Chavis defines what it means to be a leader who takes the initiative, advocates for change, and remains at the top of her game through continuous training and the study of issues important to her.

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    The Junior League of San Diego

    Rising Star Award-winner Brandi Cropper, a former Naval officer who grew up all over the world navigating different cultures, has been a tireless advocate for the cause of foster youth in the throes of transition to independence and self-sufficiency.

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  • Aimee Dawson

    Aimee Dawson

    The Junior League of Halifax

    A tireless volunteer, Aimee Dawson leveraged her many years of study in dentistry and public health into a role as a one-woman healthcare advocate on behalf of the women and children of Nova Scotia.

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  • Jeannie Deakyne

    The Junior League of Arlington

    Jeannie Deakyne draws on her 12 years of experience with the U.S. Army in managing learning and development initiatives for the faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Arlington. 

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  • Dee Dickinson

    Dee Dickinson

    The Junior League of Seattle

    Dee Dickinson’s ground-breaking innovations in education have been adopted around the world.

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    The Junior League of Phoenix

    As chair of the Junior League of Phoenix’s Community Impact committee, a mentor to new League members and a graduate of the League’s Leadership Development Institute, Jessica Eldridge has, in only a few years, become a dynamic leader in the organization.

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  • Julie Elginer

    Julie Elginer

    The Junior League of Los Angeles

    Julie Elginer parlayed her scholarship and passion for public health into a gubernatorial appointment to California’s Board of Chiropractic Examiners, one of many achievements in a career of public advocacy.

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  • Betty Ford

    Betty Ford

    The Junior League of Grand Rapids

    First Lady Betty Ford transcended challenges in her personal life to lend her persuasive voice to a host of causes including substance abuse prevention, breast cancer awareness and prevention, and women’s equality and pay equity—even if it meant breaking with the positions of her political party.

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  • Cornelia Fort

    Cornelia Fort

    The Junior League of Nashville

    A fearless pilot and flight instructor, Cornelia Fort led a short but adventurous life, ultimately dying in service to her country during World War II while delivering a plane to a military base in Texas as part of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron.

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