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Dianne L. Semingson
Dianne L. Semingson, President & CEO, DLS International, was named a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, November 16, 2018 – one of only two new inductees who are non-physicians. Founded in 1787, the College of Physicians is the oldest medical institution of its kind in the United States. The College established one of the world’s finest medical libraries and an unrivaled medical museum. Its mission is to advance the cause of health and uphold the ideals and heritage of medicine. “The highlight of the induction evening for me was signing the Fellows Book, given original signers were Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Benjamin Rush!” Dianne was selected a Fellow because of her civic leadership, her years of advocacy for public health and safety, and her significant support of scholarships for women to attend medical school.
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Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Recognize 6 Notable Women as Pennsylvania’s 2018 Distinguished Daughters
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today honored six outstanding women as this year’s Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. The women were recognized with medals for their achievements at an event at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg.
“These women are being recognized today because of a unique and important contribution each has made to the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “They make us all PA Proud, and we are honored to name them as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.”
The 2018 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania include Edith Bell (Pittsburgh), Mary Lou McLaughlin (Pittsburgh), Siobhan A. Reardon (Philadelphia), Dr. Carol Shields (Bryn Mawr), Judith M. von Seldeneck (Philadelphia), and Judy Wicks (Philadelphia).
Marilyn Ware, a congressman’s daughter who led national businesses, served as ambassador to Finland and championed causes ranging from the election of Republicans to the preservation of Lancaster County farmland, died Thursday in Denver, Colorado, where she was under a doctor’s care, family said. She was 74.
Announcing the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Recipients : News | Carnegie Corporation of New York
The international family of Carnegie institutions named nine exceptional philanthropists as recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy today in recognition of their outstanding and innovative leadership in philanthropy, celebrating Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropic ideals.
2016 Distinguished Daughters VideoDistinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania are grateful for the support of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for their video interview with each of the 2016 Daughters. This inspirational video captures the unique qualities of the extraordinary women honored each year by the Governor of Pennsylvania.
Dawn Staley, raised in North Philly, has recently made headlines once again as the head coach for the women's NCAA Champion South Carolina Gamecocks. She was previously the head coach at Temple University from 2000-2008. Read on for more of this Pennsylvania native's amazing accomplishments!
Superstar soprano and Distinguished Daughter Renée Fleming has enjoyed a bright and illustrious career. Named a Distinguished Daughter in 2005, she was unable to accept her award in person due to performing at the Kennedy Center. She is currently performing Richard Strauss’s opera “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Metropolitan Opera through May 13th. Read on to discover more about the fascinating singer!
The Joanne Denworth Founders Award – presented by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
Named in honor of 10,000 Friends' Founder and first President Joanne Denworth, the Award recognizes visionary institutional leadership in community revitalization initiatives that exemplify sound land use principles. Drexel President John Fry accepted the award during a ceremony at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Tuesday January 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. President Fry accepted the award on behalf of Drexel University and the many partners that have contributed to the game-changing redevelopment underway in West Philadelphia. Joanne was named a Distinguished Daughter in 1998 and served as President of the Distinguished Daughters from (2013-2014)
As the leading state-wide smart growth advocacy organization, 10,000 Friends seeks to celebrate innovation and excellence in land use and development and the ground-breaking projects and initiatives that are shaping our future growth and prosperity - the kinds of investments that breathe new life into declining neighborhoods, increase opportunities in communities on the rise, and find new uses for vacant and underutilized land. Smart and innovative projects can and do serve as catalysts for more sustainable development. By recognizing these efforts through the Commonwealth Awards, we hope to encourage civic leadership at all levels and encourage local developers to make more such projects a reality.
For more information visit http://10000friends.org/
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Honor 10 Women as Pennsylvania’s 2016 Distinguished Daughters
Harrisburg- Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today recognized 10 outstanding women from across the state as this year’s Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. The women were honored with medals for their achievements at an event at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. “Each of these women has shown a tremendous commitment to making the world around here a better place."
Distinguished Daughters Video
The Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania are pleased to share this video, produced by the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. We encourage you to watch the 8:21 video and be inspired by the contributions, commitment and compassion of the 2015 Distinguished Daughters. Congratulations to all the Daughters
Governor Tom Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Honor Nine Women as Pennsylvania’s Distinguished Daughters
Harrisburg- Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett are recognized nine outstanding women from across the state as 2014's Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. Continue Reading...
On March 12, 2013, Governor Tom Corbett named Hannah Callowhill Penn the first posthumous Distinguished Daughter in the history of the organization, continue reading here...
The 2013 Distinguished Daughters Planning Committee. Read more...
Pennsylvania’s First Lady Susan Corbett, second from left and Pennsylvania State Archivist and Director of the Archives David Haury recently met with Distinguished Daughters Nancy Besch, Harrisburg, Distinguished Daughters Executive Committee member, left, and Susan Belin, Waverly, Distinguished Daughters President, right. The occasion marked the transfer of all Distinguished Daughters archival materials to the State Archives. Read More...
Governor Tom Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Honor Eight Women as Pennsylvania’s 2012 Distinguished Daughters
Harrisburg, Oct. 10, 2012 – Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett today recognized eight outstanding women as this year’s Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. Read more...