New York, NY, July 27, 2015 – The Association of Junior Leagues International today announced that Carol Scott has been named President-Elect of the 114-year-old women’s volunteer organization, which has more than 150,000 members in 292 independent Junior Leagues in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK. Ms. Scott, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, CA, has more than 15 years’ experience as a children’s museum executive.
Ms. Scott, who previously served on the AJLI Board’s Executive Committee and Equity Task Force, is an active member and former President of the Junior League of Pasadena. Before coming to The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in May, she served as President/CEO of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in South Carolina and Executive Director of Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, leading both organizations in major fundraising initiatives and the development of new facilities. She also has worked as a consultant and trainer to a number of museums and nonprofits, including children’s museums in Wilmington, NC, and San Antonio, TX. She is a former director of the Association of Children’s Museums and currently serves on the Board of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
“I am both proud and excited to assume this new position with AJLI,” said Ms. Scott. “For more than a century the women of The Junior League have been a powerful force for action, justice and change. They have tackled the toughest problems in their communities as agents of positive change, and have left a legacy of reform like no other.”
AJLI President Ellen Rose said, “Carol has a remarkable history of motivating and leading organizations to accomplish clearly defined goals and she will put these skills to work for AJLI and our Board when she assumes the role of President in 2016. I know she shares with me a commitment to providing support and opportunities for our members as they look to create lasting community impact in their own communities through their Junior League training.”
About the Junior League of Pasadena
The Junior League of Pasadena is an organization of more than 600 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since its founding in 1926, JLP has been dedicated to affecting positive change in the Pasadena community and committed to the belief that volunteer service is an essential part of responsible citizenship.
About The Association of Junior Leagues International
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.
Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is comprised of more than 150,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.
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