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HIGH PROFILE: Amanda Margaret Richardson

Amanda Richardson has been volunteering most of her life. She got her desire to serve others from her family.

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Photographs by John Sykes Jr.

For Junior League of Little Rock president Amanda Richardson, helping communities through volunteer work and service is a longtime passion that runs through her personal and professional lives. She serves with a number of organizations, and her job at the Delta Regional Authority “is the only one that pays me right now.”

"Women daring greatly" is the 2016-17 Junior League of Little Rock mantra, a call to its members to step outside their comfort zones and their own close-knit worlds and make an impact on the community.

“I get to be a part of an amazing team of planners who will lift you up every day.” -Amanda Richardson

SELF PORTRAIT

Amanda Richardson

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: July 30, 1981, Little Rock

FAMILY: Father, mother, two sisters, “a sweet boyfriend” and “I have one child: Fancy. She is a 4 ½ -year-old Yorkie-poo.

PET PEEVE: When people say “can’t” and what they really mean is “won’t.”

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY: My mom retired this past December from Hendrix College after teaching for almost 38 years, which means she has been commuting to Conway my entire life where she taught the Art of Public Speaking in the Mills Building. When I was a kid, she also choreographed several of the musicals. Among my favorite memories are watching rehearsals from the back row, far corner of Cabe Theatre or walking down the hallway of Mills while running my fingers along the carpeted walls. Both are still there, so I recently did both while attending her retirement celebration.

FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I love to travel. I am also a retired karaoke regular.

LEAST FAVORITE CHORE: Laundry

FAVORITE CHORE: I checked with a couple of others just to confirm that I am allergic to all household chores.

ONE WORD TO SUM ME UP: Whole-hearted

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