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Jenny McCain’s professional and personal life has been shaped by her desire to create opportunities for others, her entrepreneurial drive, and her experience as an attorney and leader in the business community.  A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Jenny is a graduate of the University of Virginia.  She earned her law degree from the University of Texas and then returned to Birmingham to practice law.

Professionally Speaking :  Jenny is co-chair of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s banking and financial services group.  An experienced lawyer (twenty years!), she represents financial institutions of all sizes throughout Alabama and the Southeast.  Jenny’s expertise is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, by Chambers USA, and by her peers.  The Birmingham Business Journal has named her a top attorney for banking and one of the top 10 women in business in Birmingham.  

“A Non-Profit Habit”:  Jenny is the founder of Scholarships for Kids (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, scholarship organization created as a result of the Alabama Accountability Act.  During her two year tenure as its founding President and Director, Scholarships for Kids raised over $18.2 million dollars, awarded over 1700 scholarships to low income children, and established relationships with over 36 schools across the state.  Jenny currently serves on the selection committee for “The Coolidge”, a national, merit based, full-ride, college scholarship that is sponsored by The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.  Jenny currently serves on the boards of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Children's Aid Society of Alabama, and Montgomery Christian School (a K-5 to 5th grade school similar to Cornerstone School and Restoration Academy in the Birmingham area).

Learning from Others.  In 2015, Jenny was one of 60 individuals selected for the 2015 inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, an executive style national leadership program created by Presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton and sponsored by the Presidential Libraries of George Herbert Walker Bush, Lyndon Baines Johnson, George W. Bush and William J. Clinton.  In 2016, Jenny was a Smart Party honoree (The Women’s Fund of Birmingham). She has been blessed to learn from others who have accomplished much and are willing to share their wisdom and skills.

Why have you decided to serve as a Torchbearer for the JLB?
I'm a Torchbearer because it is an opportunity to help others in a way that is both practical and effective. By providing One Place Family Justice Center with funding for a permanent building through this multi-year campaign, this will ensure that One Place is on strong financial footing.  One Place will be a resource to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault for years to come.  I must admit I also think of this as my own 'rubber meets the road' version of a women's march and #metoo campaign. 

What/who inspires you to be a Light in our community?
I've had so many role models over the years. Some of those closest to me were my grandparents, Ruby and Tom McCain and their dear, dear friends, Sara Lou and Sam Booker. They were all members of the Greatest Generation. Mr Booker was an executive with Alabama Power; he would love that I received my torch from Leigh Davis. 

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