The Junior League of Miami has appointed Katie Lane- Arriola to a one-year term as president of its board of directors.
In this role, Lane- Arriola will be responsible for shaping the Junior League’s 2013 slate of community-focused priorities, with an emphasis on improving the lives of women, children and families.
Lane-Arriola joined the Junior League of Miami in 1997 and has since been involved in various initiatives including the Gladstone Center and the organization’s Annual Fund campaign. She was co-chair of the “Miami Magic” gala in 2006 and 2007 and has held the position of vice president of development, membership and community. She earned the Rebecca Herndon Bush Community Service Award, the Junior League’s highest honor, in 2010.
Founded in 1925, The Junior League of Miami has since planted the seeds for many programs that are still part of the community today by allocating more than $2 million to initiatives such as the launch of the Children’s Home Society and the Miami Science Museum.
“I have long believed that the Junior League of Miami is one of the most impactful nonprofit organizations in South Florida, and I am privileged to serve as its president for 2013,” Lane-Arriola said. “Working with our board members, team of professionals and community partners, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of Miami families in need this year and beyond.”
Lane-Arriola also has been involved in additional community-based programs, such as the Reclamation Project, Beaux Arts, Jackson Memorial Hospital Guardian Angels, Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum, St. Philip’s School Home Association, and Miami- Dade County School Board Attendance Boundary Committee. She also has co-chaired Kristi House’s largest annual fundraiser, the “Touch a Heart Dinner,” for three consecutive years.
Lane-Arriola earned a degree in Business from Boston College and previously worked in marketing for Fortune 500 companies. She is married to Eddy Arriola, chair of the board of Miami-based Apollo Bank. They reside in Coral Gables with their two children. The Junior League of Miami Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its mission is to empower Miami’s women, children and families to conquer tomorrow’s challenges and to build a united community.
The Junior League of Miami focuses on families at risk with projects involving homelessness, family violence, children’s and women’s health, early childhood education and foster care.
For information, go online at www.jlmiami.org/home