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Daughters of 2007

Dawn Staley

Winner of Olympic gold medals in 1996, 2000, and 2004 and five-time Women?s National Basketball Association All Star, she is coach of Temple University?s Women?s Basketball team and assistant coach for USA Women?s Basketball team. The Dawn Staley Foundation, which she established, helps inner-cit...

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Diane Samuels

An exceptionally accomplished artist and humanitarian, she has won two major international competitions, including an installation at the Center for Jewish History in New York City and a series of projects in south Germany where she worked with the community to confront the Nazi legacy and facili...

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Janet Simon

A compassion advocate and exceptional leader for blind and multiply disabled children, she retired in 2007 as Executive Director/Superintendent of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children after 40 years of service. She led the school through dramatic change from traditional academics to...

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Joyce Rothermel

A visionary and driving force behind fighting hunger in Pennsylvania and a tireless champion of peace and justice causes, she is co-founder and chief executive officer of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Under her leadership, the Food Bank has acquired a reputation for nonprofit excellence...

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Karen A. Miller

An exceptional public servant, she is widely recognized for her leadership in affordable housing, intergovernmental cooperation, and revitalization of Pennsylvania?s older municipalities. Her career began when she was elected as Reading?s first woman mayor. She formerly was state Secretary of Com...

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Lee Ducat

An internationally recognized advocate for biomedical research, she founded the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in 1970 and NDRI (The National Disease Research Interchange) in 1980. NDRI provides human cells, tissues and organs to biomedical researchers in every field, including cancers, rare diseas...

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Loretta Sweet Jemmott

A professor at the University of Pennsylvania?s School of Nursing and School of Medicine, she is nationally recognized for her research in HIV/AIDS prevention among African American adolescents. Her evidence-based risk-reduction intervention curricula have been disseminated nationwide and adapted...

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