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Alumnae Awards

The Bryn Mawr School Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of the Young, Senior and Distinguished Alumna Awards along with the Anne Edmunds Croker '58 Alumnae Service Award during Alumnae Weekend.

Reunion giving prizes, recognizing classes for their philanthropic support of the school, are also presented during Alumnae Weekend.

The Distinguished Alumna Award

The Distinguished Alumna Award is given to an alumna who embodies the highest ideal of the school through her professional or volunteer commitments. Leadership, a humanistic spirit, creativity, community involvement and professional achievement are among the qualities to be considered.
2021 Winner: Hilary Harp Falk ‘97

Hilary Harp Falk ‘97 is President and CEO of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, leading the largest nonprofit conservation organization dedicated solely to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. She is a proven expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration and leading organizational change. Hilary’s national conservation leadership includes several executive roles at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) culminating in Chief Program Officer. While at NWF, she created and directed the Choose Clean Water Coalition, led programs including wildlife conservation, coastal resiliency, water policy, greenhouse gas reduction, and environmental education. Throughout her career, Hilary has championed women’s leadership and advancing equity in the conservation movement. She was a fellow with the International Women's Forum and co-chaired the National Wildlife Federation’s Women in Conservation Leadership Advisory Council.
 
 

Senior Alumna Award

The Senior Alumna Award goes to an alumna who graduated 40 or more years ago and who has made a significant contribution to the community as a dedicated volunteer or as a career professional.
2021 Winner: Judith Temkin Irvine ‘62
 
Judith Temkin Irvine ‘62 is an anthropologist recognized for her work on language and communication in social, cultural, and historical context, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. She is known particularly for her studies of linguistic practices that both shape and reflect social hierarchy, inequality, and ideology. A graduate of Harvard University, the École Pratique des Hautes Études, and the University of Pennsylvania, Judith has taught at Brandeis University and the University of Michigan. She is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.

The Young Alumna Award

The Young Alumnae Award is given to an alumna who has graduated within the last 20 years who has distinguished herself in the community or in her profession.
2021 Winner: Rebekah Robinson ‘17

Rebekah Robinson ‘17 is a trilingual multimedia journalist and M.S. Journalism candidate at Columbia University. A 2017 graduate of Bryn Mawr, she received her BA in History and Russian Language & Literature and Practical French from the University of Toronto. While at the University of Toronto, Rebekah received the 2021 University of Toronto Student Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding commitment and service while having a lasting impact on her peers and the university. A podcast producer, Rebekah works to uplift marginalized voices and has produced projects around LGBTQ Identities in Eastern Europe and the Slavic Diaspora as well as highlighting the impressive work of Black student content creators in Toronto. Earlier this year Rebekah was nominated for Good Morning America's 2022 Inspiration List for making Black history right now as part of her role on GLSEN's Board of Directors.

The Anne Edmunds Croker '58 Alumnae Service Award

The Anne Edmunds Croker Award, named in honor of alumna Anne Edmunds Croker, Class of 1958, is a surprise every year and it is given by the Association to an alumna whose dedication to the School and participation in volunteer activities has been exemplary.
2021 Winner: Anne Potter ‘72 

Anne Potter ‘72 is one of Bryn Mawr’s most dedicated volunteers.  She has served as the Alumna Chair of the school’s annual giving campaign and regularly helps her class prepare for their reunions by serving on the Reunion Committee. She is brave and bold, and unafraid to invite fellow alumnae to join her as generous donors.  Her gentle demeanor and belief in the school and its mission arm her with the confidence to help raise funds for her beloved alma mater. Anne’s organizational skill and ability to analyze and synthesize information and then prioritize the work to be done are skills highly valued both by her classmates and the school. It should come as no surprise that Anne was described in her senior yearbook as “meticulous” and an “organizer.” Her efforts this year on her 50th Reunion Committee have really paid off for the Class of 1972. Thanks in part to her quiet leadership, the Class has raised $259,261 and had the highest number of newly documented planned gifts of any alumnae class. 
 

Alumnae

Reunion Participation Prize

The Reunion Participation Prize goes to the class with the most outstanding participation in support of Bryn Mawr in their reunion year.

The 2022 Reunion Participation Prize was awarded to the Class of 1972, celebrating their 50th reunion.

Past winners of the Reunion Participation Prize:
2021 - Class of 1981
2020 - Class of 1995
2019 - Class of 1969
2018 - Class of 1968
2017 - Class of 1967
2016 - Class of 1981
2015 - Class of 1965
2014 - Class of 1964
2013 - Class of 1948
2012 - Class of 1962
2011 - Class of 1961
2010 - Class of 1965
2009 - Class of 1964
2008 - Class of 1948
2007 - Class of 1947
2006 - Class of 1956

Young Alumnae Participation Prize

The Young Alumnae Participation Prize goes to one of the four youngest reunion classes with the highest class participation in its reunion giving effort.

The Class of 2012, celebrating their 10th reunion, received the Young Alumnae Participation Prize with 24% participation.

Past winners of the Young Alumnae Participation Prize:
2021 - Class of 2001
2020 - Class of 2005
2019 - Class of 1999
2018 - Class of 2003
2017 - Class of 2016
2016 - Class of 2011
2015 - Class of 2010

Overall Reunion Gift Award

The Overall Reunion Gift Award goes to the reunion class that raises the most money overall for Bryn Mawr. Annual and campaign contributions to special initiatives, capital projects and to the endowment are included.

The 2022 Overall Reunion Gift Award goes to the Class of 1972. Congratulations, Class of 1972!

Past winners of the Overall Reunion Gift Award:
2021 - Class of 1961
2020 - Class of 1965
2019 - Class of 1944
2018 - Class of 1958
2017 - Class of 1967
2016 - Class of 1961
2015 - Class of 1965
2013 - Class of 1988
2012 - Class of 1967
2011 - Class of 1986
2010 - Class of 1955
2009 - Class of 1959
2008 - Class of 1988

Reunion Gift Award

The Reunion Gift Award goes to the class that raises the most in dollars for The Fund for Bryn Mawr – the School’s annual giving campaign – in its reunion year. Reunion giving dollars are critical to the school because they go immediately, during the current school year, to support our teachers and students.

Thanks to their generosity, the members of the Class of 1972 are the winners of the 2022 Reunion Gift Award.

Past winners of the Reunion Gift Award:
2021 - Class of 1991 
2020 - Class of 1995
2019 - Class of 1959 
2018 - Class of 1988
2017 - Class of 1972
2016 - Class of 1991
2015 - Class of 1965
2014 - Class of 1984
2013 - Class of 1988
2012 - Class of 1962
2011 - Class of 1961
2010 - Class of 1975
2009 - Class of 1959
2008 - Class of 1988
2007 - Class of 1967
2006 - Class of 1956

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  • Deanna Boyd 05

    Director of Alumnae Engagement