updated 1/24/2011 2:46:20 PM ET 2011-01-24T19:46:20

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Junior League of Orange County, Calif. (JLOCC) has announced its Board of Directors for 2011. Members include Denise Scott (President), Kristen Scheithauer (president-elect), Jennifer Pellegrino Jackson (vice president), Sandra Thompson, Ph.D., (finance director/treasurer), Becky Mandich (secretary), Gwendolyn Black (fund development director), Anne Marie Bohrk (training director), Carrie Burton (community director), Kelly E. Cornell (communications director), Valerie Hannah (membership director), Megan Lester (projects director), April Young (senior Strategic Political Action Committee delegate), and Marilyn Sorensen (sustainer advisor).   Lauren Miles is serving as the board assistant.

JLOCC's members actively support the community through collaboration with other Orange County nonprofit organizations.  This year the JLOCC's efforts are directed on behalf of the community in conjunction with groups including the Second Harvest Food Bank Backpack Program, Crittenton Services Connect Program, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Reading Program, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Emancipated Youth Program, Kinship Support Services Program, and the League's Bear Hugs and Bear Necessities Program. The JLOCC members also conduct done-in-a-day volunteer projects through Impact Orange County.

About the Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc.

The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc., is an 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.  JLOCC has helped found organizations such as Orangewood Children's Home and the Volunteer Center of Orange County, now known as OneOC.  As a solely educational and charitable organization, the JLOCC's trained volunteers actively support the community through collaboration with organizations that promote and support the health, safety and education of all individuals in Orange County.  A 501(c)(3) organization, the JLOCC reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins.  Originally founded in 1956 as the Newport Harbor Service League, the JLOCC is a member organization of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.  To learn more about the JLOCC, call (949) 261-0823 or visit www.jlocc.org .

CONTACT: Susan Ballou
         (949) 477-3070 susanballou@att.net

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