Alabama Stories

Lee Marshall, Huntsville

(Nominated by Charles Mauldin)
Huntsville Jaycees Building
July 27, 2011

Lee Marshall, a local news anchor, focuses her “off-air” energy on promoting her non-profit organization, Kids to Love Foundation. Growing up as a foster child adopted into a loving home at the age of 2, Marshall has made it her mission to help other foster children know the love of a forever family. She used her career as a journalist to launch a segment called “Kids to Love,” which profiled children awaiting adoption. An incredible 186 children were adopted as a result. Through her foundation, Marshall gives foster children new backpacks filled with school supplies, fills Christmas wish lists and has granted nearly 150 college scholarships. Due to her incredible service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services named Marshall as one of its prestigious Angels in Adoption. Lee was also a Top 10 National finalist in the 2010 Energizer Keep It Going Hall of Fame.  Since Kids to Love’s inception in 2004, Marshall has grown the organization to serve thousands o f children across Alabama and Tennessee.