Due to the extraordinary impact of the Covid-19 virus on the non-profit organizations that make nominations for Distinguished Daughters as well as the uncertainty of timing when the membership could convene for evaluating and celebrating the nominees, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the selection of 2020 nominees to next year. All nominations that were submitted in 2020 will be reviewed as submitted, unless revisions are proposed by nominators.

Nothing further is required for the 2020 nominations. We will be welcoming additional nominations from January 15 through March 15, 2021.

Page Talbott, President

Distinguished Daughters Nominations

Since 1949, Pennsylvania Governors have named more than 500 women as Distinguished Daughters. This impressive cross-section of talented, dedicated and influential women from every part of the state have been honored for the significant, positive impact their work has had in their communities, the Commonwealth and the nation. Those selected for this prestigious honor are nominated annually by public-minded Pennsylvania non profit organizations. Women recognized as Distinguished Daughters include:

Architects, Artists, Athletes, Business Executives, Civic Leaders, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Environmentalists, Government Officials, Historic Preservations, Judges, Journalists, Philanthropists, Physicians, Poets, Researchers, Social Activists, Writers.

Each year, the Governor and First Lady host an Awards Luncheon at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg where new Distinguished Daughters receive their awards.

To submit a nomination, complete the online form In preparation for completing the form, you may wish to download the Sample Form and use the character limit in the Summary of Qualifications section as a guide for completing the text fields in the form.

Nominations for the 2020 class of Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania will be accepted between January 15-March 15, 2020. Check this site in January to download the nomination form.

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The mission of Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania is to recommend to the Governor outstanding women to be honored for their extraordinary service and contributions to the Commonwealth.

To ensure a successful submission, you may choose to download this sample form, and use the character limits as a guide for each section.

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