The Junior League Of Houston Announces New Leadership

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Local, Women-Led Volunteer Organization Introduces Executive Committee for 2018 – 2019

HOUSTON (May 2018) – The Junior League of Houston, Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, recently announced its 2018 – 2019 Executive Committee.

Incoming Executive Committee of the Junior League of Houston:

  • President: Stephanie “Steph” Lowrey Magers
  • President-Elect: Jayne Sheehy Johnston
  • Community Vice President: Alicia Lee
  • Development Vice President: Anne Sears
  • Financial Vice President: Ellen Kolpin Toranzo
  • Membership Vice President: Tara Merla Hinton
  • Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Roath Garcia

The gavel was officially passed on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as the Junior League of Houston turned over its executive leadership team and Board of Directors during its last membership meeting of the year. Outgoing President Sarah Heck Snyder accepted a silver platter as a token of appreciation and support for her leadership in 2017 – 2018, during which the Junior League of Houston contributed over $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to the Houston community.

Members celebrated the start of the 2018 – 2019 League year at the President’s Tea, which was held at the River Oaks home of Junior League Past President, Marian Hearne Hilpert. Newly minted President Stephanie Lowrey Magers introduced her theme for the year, “Help Others; Learn and Inspire; Have Fun,” reminding members to help one another, learn from those around you and inspire others in your life to help make each day better than the one before. This year, Junior League volunteers will serve as champions of change in the community, contributing more than 65,000 hours of service through 36 community projects and community outreach events, including partnerships with Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science; Dress for Success Houston and Undies For Everyone.

“I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve as the 95th President of the Junior League of Houston,” said President Steph Magers. “The League is unique in that we use the amazing skills and diverse talents of our League members to expand women’s reach throughout Houston.”


About The Junior League of Houston

From addressing critical issues such as children’s health and education and abuse of women and children, to enhancing the community through cultural enrichment, The Junior League of Houston, Inc. continues to adapt to meet the evolving needs of its membership and the community. The League trains volunteers to be effective in the community well beyond their membership requirements. With over 5,000 members, the League encourages mentorship and development, cultivating a lifetime of civic service for thousands of women. Through the achievements of its members and generous donors, the League will contribute more than $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to 36 community projects and other volunteer initiatives in 2018 – 2019. The League is able to triple the value of each donation received by pairing it with trained volunteers.  For more information, please visit or call 713.622.4191.