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Dawn Staley: Coach, Olympian, Philly native

posted on April 10, 2017
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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!

Renée Fleming: Distinguished Daughter and Opera Star

posted on April 7, 2017
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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

posted on February 17, 2017
President Joanne Denworth The Joanne Denworth Founders Award – presented by 10000 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

posted on November 20, 2016

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."
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2015 Distinguished Daughters Announced

The 2015 Distinguished Daughters have been announced. Click here to read the official press release!

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

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A letter from Michele M. Ridge, President of Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. Click Here to read more.

Governor Tom Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Honor Nine Women as Pennsylvania’s Distinguished Daughters

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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...

Hannah Callowhill Penn Named First Posthumous Distinguished Daughter in History of Organization

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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...

2013 Distinguished Daughters Planning Committee Holds First Meeting

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The 2013 Distinguished Daughters Planning Committee. Read more...

Pennsylvania First Lady and State Archivist Meet with Distinguished Daughters

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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

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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...

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