Stephanie Girling is the Vice President of Ortho Medical Management Services, part-time Disney Travel Planner, and full-time MOM. While born and raised in Austin, Stephanie and her high school sweetheart moved to San Antonio in 2006. They instantly fell in love with all that San Antonio has to offer and volunteering in the community quickly became a passion of hers.
Stephanie has been a volunteer with the Junior League of San Antonio since 2007. She spent much of her time on the Fund Development team, and in 2016-2017, she served as the Vice President of Fund Development. She continues to be passionate about raising funds for the Junior League of San Antonio, knowing that the monies raised truly go towards achieving the organization’s mission.
When she isn’t volunteering, working, or playing taxi cab driver, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two kids. She believes memories are the best gifts that can be given She is also a fitness junkie, a technology nerd, and loves being in the kitchen.
Stephanie can’t wait to continue her passion for raising funds for the Junior League of San Antonio and their community partners and is honored to be asked to be one of the inaugural Trailblazers in the Centennial Project.
1) Why have you decided to serve as a Trailblazer for the JLSA?
When asked to serve as a Trailblazer for the Junior League of San Antonio, I immediately said yes. This centennial project truly touches many passions of mine. I love the Junior League even more today than when I started, and I truly believe in the many women volunteers that are able to make change in the community because of the Junior League. Having a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences, mental awareness across all ages has had an important emphasis in my education. I have also been touched by the tragedies of mental illnesses in close family members and believe that by helping the Junior League raise funds for this project, I and the other Trailblazers can directly impact children’s mental wellness in the community through the effective actions that the Junior League of San Antonio will provide.
2) Who and/or what inspires you to pave a path in our community (be a community leader/participant)?
Much of my inspiration to better my community comes from the lessons that Bettie Girling taught me. Bettie is my husband's late grandmother, who herself was a philanthropist in the Austin area and believed in bettering the community with her natural leadership and generous spirit. The lessons I learned from Bettie inspire me to hopefully touch as many lives as Bettie did in the same positive manner.