Andrea Myers Takes the Reins of The Junior League of San Diego
Following in her grandmother and mother’s footsteps, Andrea has carried on her family’s active involvement in the organization. Andrea joined the League in 2010 and has served in several leadership roles, including the fund development director and chair of the Nominating Committee. She passionately dedicates herself to furthering the Junior League’s mission of building better communities and developing the next generation of women leaders.
“Over the past 92 years, the Junior League of San Diego has had a lasting and positive impact on our community,” said Andrea. “The League is on the forefront of key initiatives and advocacy efforts to improve the well-being of women, children, and families in San Diego. We offer unique opportunities for personal growth through leadership training, community service and lifelong connections.”
Andrea has been credited with spearheading several fund development efforts. She increased the nonprofit’s revenues by more than 60 percent in just three years, after relaunching the chapter’s signature fundraiser, a Kentucky Derby-themed Food & Wine Festival. Her work broke fundraising records and was honored by The Association of Junior Leagues International for innovative and successful fundraising.
In addition to her board responsibilities, Andrea currently serves as a project chair for the restoration of the League’s historic headquarters in Banker’s Hill. She helped lead her team in raising over $600,000 to renovate the beloved headquarters to provide an inclusive, safe and functional space to serve 1,000 volunteer members, 120 community partners and 1,200 youth exiting foster care. The League hopes to reopen its headquarters this fall.
Andrea has also spoken of the League’s commitment to new learning opportunities, trainings and experiences. In her incoming address to members in May 2020, she said, “The Junior League has been preparing us to show up and lead under any circumstance, and that has never been more relevant than today. We are on the forefront of the fight against Human Trafficking in our community and improving the lives of transition age foster youth. Our new diaper bank has already surpassed 30,000 diapers and will make a significant impact to at-risk women and families. Our new community table initiative will utilize our historic headquarters to bring together our volunteer members, partners and the community we serve. We will continue our advocacy efforts to combat human trafficking and other issues affecting women and children. We will expand our successful training programs and offer more opportunities for community members to participate. And, we are working together to accomplish our strategic diversity and inclusion goals through a new task force. It is a true privilege to work alongside such a motivated, capable, passionate and inspiring group of women.”
“While there may be some uncertainty about the coming year, the power and role of a Junior League woman has never been more relevant,” added Andrea. “No matter the challenge, no matter the issue, we are the Junior League of San Diego.”
Andrea has been a member of the League for 10 years.
As a shareholder at SCMV, she is a trial attorney, focusing on complex business matters as well as real estate, professional liability and estates and trust disputes.