Volunteer Awards

The Daisy Pin is the highest award given by the Alumnae Association. It is presented for outstanding service to Miss Porter's School.

The Evan Burger Donaldson '51 Achievement Award is commensurate with the Daisy Pin and is given biannually. It recognizes someone who has worked to better the changing world we share and shape.

Past Daisy Pin Recipients


1963: Mrs. Robert Porter Keep
1963: Margaret Porter Ijams 1912
1963: Ellenor Cook Lane 1915
1963: Katharine Bunker Parsons 1918
1963: Eleanor Ames Powell '24
1963: Mary DuBois Schwarz '29
1963: Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis 1920
1965: Mrs. Hollis French
1965: Harriet McClure Stuart 1907
1967: Anna Matheson Wood 1901
1969: Katharine Derr Barney 1918
1970: Dorothy Dennis Marsh 1910
1973: Nancy Fenton Perkins '35
1973: Gloria Barnes Van Norden '41
1979: Elizabeth Buffinton Briggs '44
1980: Polly Fenton Dickerson '37
1980: Alice Rutgers Dodge '37
1981: Emily Parsons Ridgway '29
1982: Louisa Copeland Duemling '54
1984: Margaret Porter Davis '52
1984: Lynn Weyerhaeuser Day '49
1984: Elizabeth Hanavan Hube
1986: Caroline Morgan Macomber '50
1988: Margaret Taube Harper '53
1989: Edwina Shea Millington '49
1990: Lucy Pulling Cutting '54
1993: Rachel Hammond Breck '25
1994: Emily Ridgway Crisp '59
1994: Eleanor Ashforth Harvey '43
1995: Marie Powell Hincks '45
1996: Jean Marckwald Chapin '56
1997: Alice Babst Bent '27
1997: Sally du Pont Cahill '47
1999: Judy Olin Higgins '54
2002: Virginia Wells Truesdale '52
2003: Isabel Morrell Beadleston '28
2004: Missie Rennie Taylor '64
2005: Edith McBride Bass '50
2005: Beverley Waud Sutherland '55
2006: Marianna Mead O'Brien, P '74, '76, '78
2007: M. Burch Tracy Ford
2008: Elizabeth Mead Merck '38
2009: Barbara Higgins Epifanio '79
2012: Mimi Colgate Kirk '57
2013: Judith Milliken Holden ’68
2014: Margaret Nash Gifford ’48
2015: Anne Stillman Nordeman '65
2018: Nancy Klingenstein Simpkins '74

Evan Burger Donaldson Award

2019: Josephine "Jodie" Brodhead Moore ’68 – Champion of urban youth education and social justice. Co-Founder of The Neighborhood Academy, a college prep, independent school serving at-risk teens.

2017: Anne Firestone Ball '51 – Community Volunteer and Philanthropist.

2015:
Louise Vietor Oliver '62 - U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO. Expert in Education, Philanthropy and Public Policy.

2011:
Louisa Copeland Duemling ’54 – Philanthropist and conservationist.

2009:
Tracy Gary '69 - Philanthropic Advisor, Women's Donor Activist

2007:
India Howell ’75 – Founder of the Rift Valley Children’s Village and the non-profit Tanzanian Children’s Fund and Rift Valley Children’s Fund.

2005: Isabel Van Devanter Sawhill ’55 - Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute

2003: Agnes Gund ’56 – Founder of A Studio in a School, MOMA Chairman Emerita and NYC Arts Commission Chair.

2001: Elizabeth Cushman Putnam ’51 – Founder of Student Conservation Association

1998: Elizabeth May ’72 – Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada
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