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Paula Campbell, Junior League Louisville

At production time, Paula Campbell was on the Board of Directors and president-elect of Junior League Louisville.

The Junior League of Louisville (JLL) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Over 550 members annually donate countless volunteer hours to community projects and serve on more than 260 national, state, and local boards. JLL developed many of Louisville's premier philanthropic endeavors, including KidsZone at the Louisville Science Center, Ronald McDonald House, Race for the Cure, and Playscape at Waterfront Park.

Founded in 1921, the Junior League of Louisville is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International, which is made up of 292 Junior Leagues in four countries.

Paula Campbell joined the University of Louisville in the summer 2000 serving as Director of Development for both the College of Education and Human Development and the Kent School of Social Work. In 2004 she became the Associate Dean for Development for the College of Education and Human Development. Her duties as development director include identification of top priorities and the cultivation of potential donors willing to help the schools achieve its funding goals.

Prior to joining U of L, Ms. Campbell served as the Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, where she was responsible for all external media and marketing efforts both locally and nationally. Ms. Campbell has 14 years experience as a news reporter and producer for WHAS Television.

Ms. Campbell’s current and past involvement includes: Kentucky Derby Festival Board of Directors, Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors, Council member & former missions committee chair, Immanuel United Church of Christ, among others.

Ms. Campbell holds a B.A. in journalism and political science from Indiana University in Bloomington and an M.A. in management from Webster University in St. Louis. Her hobbies include art collecting, reading and travel.

More about JLL:

  • There were 10 original members, 2 of whom had been members of the New York and Milwaukee Junior Leagues. The national association required that you had to have 2 members that were from other leagues to start a new chapter Dues were $3.00. Placement requirements specified that members do 3 hours of volunteer work per week.
  • In the 1940s volunteer activities primarily focused on the war effort - USO, War Bonds, Nurses Aid, etc. In fact, in 1945 15 of the 18 Board positions were vacant due to the war effort.
  • The first JLL cookbook, The Cooking Book, was published in the 1970s.
Program 411
"Louisville Life" recalls a Louisvillian who stood nearly 8 feet tall - the legendary Jim Porter, meets a glaciologist at the top of his field, looks back at the infamous Ford Edsel and more. (#411)