Honoree: Lauren Brown
Honored by: Junior League of Orange County California
Cause Area: Community & Capacity Building
As Junior League of Orange County (JLOCC) Grandma’s House of Hope (GHH) Manager, Lauren supports the JLOCC mission, vision, and strategic plan by looking to develop events beyond the speaker series for GHH that are more interactive with the individuals they serve. Lauren is helping to improve our community and also enhance members’ lives as well. She is dedicated, joyful, and effervescent. When Lauren is presented with a challenge she tackles it head-on with a smile. Lauren has diligently worked with GHH and exceeded goals, including developing an informative training to the League to educate them on all the wonderful programs and services GHH offers. As an innovator, Lauren has had to lead her committee in overcoming some expected and unexpected challenges. Lauren has searched for creative and unique ways to overcome these challenges. She contributes thoughtful solutions to situations other managers are experiencing and she is willing to step in and help out her fellow League members. Like the majority of members, Lauren is very busy and travels frequently for work. However, she always makes time for her council, committee, and project partner. She is striving to create hands-on events so that our membership has a more interactive and meaningful experience with the individuals we serve. She also makes sure all the detailed, administrative work gets done. There are many components involved in executing a project within the League and Lauren completes all forms, minutes, and documentation on time. She elevates the spirits of everyone she works with, is a joy to be around and makes everyone feel included, valued, and heard. She always gives her best and inspires other to do the same. Lauren is a dedicated member who is a wonderful ambassador of the League. She always brings a positive, can-do attitude to any project and works relentlessly until the job is successfully completed. There are not enough superlatives to describe the sparkler that is Lauren Brown.