Honoree: Jean Wagner
Honored by: Assistance League of Orange
Cause Area: Human Services
Jean is an exemplary and beloved member of the 75-year old Orange Chapter of Assistance League, a past President of the Chapter, Board Secretary, and Parliamentarian, as well as the go-to person for tying decorative bows of any type. No task is too trivial for her volunteer spirit! Having worked in the Superintendent’s office of Tustin Unified School District for many years, Jean brings extraordinary professional administrative skills to our group. She runs meetings that begin and end on time. She is extremely well organized and a clear communicator, both in person and on paper. Taking on the role of President of a chapter of 350 members is a daunting job and Jean stepped up to the leadership challenge with grace, wit and tact. Her tenure as President was one in which our ties to the community were strengthened, particularly our important relationship with the local schools in Orange Unified. She has repeatedly bridged volunteer efforts with the professional elements necessary to improve and enhance Assistance League’s presence in the Orange community.