Our History

GirlSpring was founded by philanthropist and social activist Jane Stephens Comer in 2010. GirlSpring is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to provide access to reliable information, inspiring events, and positive role models so girls and (ages 9-18) are empowered to reach their full potential. GirlSpring.com launched in 2016 and reaches an average of 13,000 girls per month in Birmingham, Alabama and across the globe through its digital platform, programs, camps, and educational opportunities.

“The world is missing out on one of its most precious commodities – the power and strength of women, who make up more than half the world’s assets. Our investment in girls and young women now can reap huge benefits. By doing so, we build better communities, better relationships, better businesses, and a better world overall.”  
Jane Stephens Comer, GirlSpring Founder

Our Leadership


Jane Comer, Founder

Tommie Cummings, Advisory Board Member

Brooke Battle
Sally Bradley, Treasurer
Anna Comer

Vera Copeland
Susan N. Han, Secretary
Rupa Kitchens, President

*Jeannine O’Grody, Honorary Lifetime Board Member
Liz Pharo
Taylor Pursell
Craig Stephens
Nikki Still
Wendy Tatum
Martha Underwood