Jodie Brodhead Moore ’68 Honored with Evan Burger Donaldson ’51 Achievement Award
On Tuesday, February 12, Miss Porter’s School honored Jodie Brodhead Moore '68 with the Evan Burger Donaldson ’51 Achievement Award at the annual Founder’s Day assembly. This award is commensurate with the Daisy Pin as one of the school's highest honors, and recognizes an Ancient whose dedication to others is exemplary. Ms. Moore was joined in Farmington by her son, Tory, and several members of the Class of 1968.
During her remarks, Ms. Moore advised students to have courage, to be risk takers, and to be willing to forgo approval, noting “…when you point to a north that no one else believes in or can imagine, you have to be willing to withstand the criticism, which doesn’t mean don’t listen and take note where appropriate, just don’t let the naysayers stop you.
Among Ms. Moore's many accomplishments, she started Pittsburgh’s Larimer Avenue Youth Club, a street ministry working with at-risk youth, and helped found The Neighborhood Academy, also in Pittsburgh, whose mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty by preparing low-income youth for college and citizenship. She is a member of the Carnegie Museum of Art's Women's Committee and the board of the Energy Innovation Center Institute in Pittsburgh, and is a past member of the American Institute of Architects and the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh's Committee on Racism. Ms. Moore has received the Robert J. LeFort Award for Excellence in Leadership (Interspace, Inc.), the 2010 A Tribute to Women Leadership Award (YWCA), the Andrew W. Mathieson Award (FAME Fund), and the Charles Partee Church History Award (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). In 2017, she was presented with the Service to Humanity Award by the March of Dimes.
The Evan Burger Donaldson ’51 Achievement Award was established to honor Mrs. Donaldson, an Ancient and trustee who served others through hands-on work with organizations such as Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the New York Women’s Foundation, and the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, as well as Miss Porter’s School. As the Daisy Pin recognizes exceptional service on behalf of the school, the Evan Burger Donaldson ’51 Achievement Award recognizes outstanding service to the larger community. Recipients of this award have truly shaped a changing world.