Daughters of 2002

Anita Brody

The first woman on the Common Pleas Court in Montgomery County, she is a distinguished member of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As a leader and mentor for women attorneys in Philadelphia and as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Commission on Women in the Professi...

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Edna Andrade

Internationally respected and honored as a talented artist and educator, she was a professor for more than thirty years at the Universtiy of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a leading member of the Pennsylvania arts community for half a century. Her vibrant work is included in private and public coll...

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Esther L. Bush

As President and CEO of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, she is recognized nationally for her leadership for social change and for improving the quality of life for African Americans. She has served on the Executive Committee of the National Urban League, was appointed by Governor Ridge to several...

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Grace Anne Geibel

As a Religious Sister of Mercy and President of Carlow College, she has dedicated her life to helping women and children through a variety of innovative programs and services and has served her congregation and her region with extraordinary vision and courage. Committed to ecumenical and inter-ra...

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Happy Craven Fernandez

After a distinguished and varied career in education and public service, she is President of Moore College of Art and Design. She previously served two terms as a Philadelphia City Councilwoman and has received many awards for her outstanding leadership. As a college professor and chief executi...

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Helen Williams Drutt English

Recognized internationally as a leader in establishing crafts as a respected and valued art form and field of study, she has received numerous awards for her distinguished work as an artist, author and educator. She has successfully championed Philadelphia as a national center for crafts through ...

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Jeanne A. Bovard

Her vision and dedication as Executive Director of the Scranton Area Foundation has led to the creation of effective partnerships among social service agencies to better serve the region and the state. A tireless activist and volunteer on countless arts, educational and civic boards, she has been...

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Michele M. Ridge

She has been an effective advocate for literacy, education and the arts as Director of the Erie County Library System and incorporator of the Cultural Arts Center in Erie. As First Lady of Pennsylvania, she focused her efforts on the prevention of violence by and against young people and served o...

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Rena Rowan Damone

As a child in war-torn Poland and as an exile with her family in Siberia, she developed a deep commitment to helping others. As a nationally successful clothing designer and business woman, she has dedicated her life to supporting social services for women, children and the homeless through the R...

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