Aday in the life of Kristen Ross may look polished— shoe shopping and Pilates classes—but beneath its exterior is a real life filled with picking the kids up om school to arrive at home—groceries hand, hair in perfect coif—6-year-old nsley and 4-year-old Graham run ahead to eet their father, Kevin Ross, the president Lynn University, as their golden retriever, lla, leaps forward in a friendly greetg. A perfect visual of the classic American estyle, with the friends and the parties, the ss family seemingly has it all. However, with a degree in philosophy from lgate University, Ross has a keen sense for e fulfillment. So when her daughter was months old and Ross was working from me, she found herself struggling with the ality of being a woman—between raising r children and pursuing professional ambins. A stage in life that creates conflict for any women, Ross found the Junior League Boca Raton at a pivotal moment in time. n years later and counting, Ross has poured r professional drive and passion into volteerism as an active member of the Junior ague of Boca Raton (JLBR).
owing in the footsteps of her Mother, an active volunteer d full-time mom, Ross strives to live up to her greatest piration.
Milk And Cookies
a trip to Children’s Place at Home Safe, an emergency lter and group home for abused and neglected children, ss and fellow JLBR members provided the kids with ir nighttime snack before bed. In a situation Ross calls, infully obvious,” she witnessed the affection and love that se children so longingly yearn for in life. Being able to vide that security, comfort and tender touch to children
A Moment To Remember
Ross co-founded JLBR C.A.R.E.S. (Caregiver Awareness, Resources, Education and Support), a project that provides resources and support to caregivers of the elderly.
Color Me Driven
who are not her own was one of her most rewarding experiences as a volunteer. An occasion that touched her soul, but also broke her heart—it is moments like these that motivate Ross to continually be involved. “I just think helping others is important, and when something is important to you, you make time for it. I also want my children to know how fortunate they are to have a loving family, a home, enough food, etc., and to understand that with their good fortune comes a responsibility to help those who aren’t so lucky.” When asked her greatest value, without hesitation she states, “Family. My family has always been my center, my greatest source of strength. What an advantage you have in life if you have the constant, unconditional, unyielding love of family. Providing my children with a strong family and making sure they value it is something at which I work very hard; it’s the greatest gift I can give them.” Through realization and awareness of her family’s blessings, Ross generates great contribution.