Linda Drummond was installed as the 74th president of Assistance League of Long Beach on May 19 at its annual meeting and luncheon at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach. In her speech to the 200 members in attendance she acknowledged that “this is not my mother’s Assistance League” as it has grown from a handful of women wrapping bandages in tea rooms to one of the largest nonprofits in Long Beach.
Drummond’s history with Assistance League includes serving as a charter member of Cameo, one of the organization’s auxiliaries, when it was formed in 1986, until she transferred to Chapter in 2002. In Chapter she has served as staffing chairman, recording secretary, Philanthropic Center chairman, newsletter editor, press and PR chairman, and 2nd VP Fund Development.
Born in Long Beach to Ralph and Bernice Pillsbury, she has one brother, Rick Pillsbury, who is a retired Long Beach Fire Department assistant chief. Drummond attended Lowell Elementary, Rogers Junior High and Wilson High School. With degrees from Pomona College and UC Berkeley, she embarked on a teaching career in Long Beach Unified School District, teaching English and social studies at DeMille, Avalon and Jefferson, and history for 20 years at Wilson. She also served as program facilitator at Wilson Classical High School until her retirement in 2002.
She is married to Doug Drummond, who is a former 3rd District councilmember and currently serves as president of the Board of Harbor Commissioners. They are father and stepmother to Rob Drummond, who is assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, and Marianne Drummond, who is math department chair at Wilson Classical High School.
Assistance League of Long Beach currently has over 900 members and 10 philanthropic programs, according to a press release from the organization.
Source: Assistance League