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    About the Award
    The Distinguished Alumna Award is given by the Alumnae Association Council to a Foxcroft School alumna who exemplifies one or more of the following criteria:
    • she has been a pioneer in her field;
    • she has made an outstanding contribution to her field of interest;
    • she has received local and/or national recognition of achievement;
    • she has demonstrated dedication through length of service;
    • she has demonstrated interest and concern in civic-minded affairs; 
    • and she has served as a role model to others.
    Only 21 women have received this great honor since it was established in 1985.
    Barbara Hartley Lord '41 Receives Distinguished Alumna Award
    5/8/2016
    *Editor's Note: Barbara Hartley Lord '41 passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, April 30. Though deeply saddened by the news, we are grateful that Mrs. Lord took joy in receiving the Distinguished Alumna Award and thankful that we were able to honor her lifetime of compassion and commitment. Our deepest sympathy is with her family at this time.

    Honoring a devoted community leader, who was guided by her undersanding heart.


    Barbara Hartley Lord '41, whose compassion, commitment and contributions to community changed the lives of some people and inspired charity in others, was named the 2016 recipient of Foxcroft School’s Distinguished Alumna Award Saturday (April 16) at a special luncheon in Engelhard Gymnasium.

    Foxcroft Alumnae Council members Alden Denègre Moylan and Jessica Walker Davis, both members of the Class of 2005, presented the award, calling Lord a role model for her long years of dedicated work on behalf of a variety of medical, educational and civic organizations. In addition to her many achievements, Walker said that Lord’s “understanding heart, personal courage and pure determination to make her community and the world a better place” made her worthy of the award.

    Nearly 93 at the time of the luncheon, Lord was unable to travel from her home in Southhampton, NY, so the award was accepted on her behalf by daughter Lisa Lord Gillespie ’68, who together with her sister Barbara Lord Edwards ’71 nominated their mother. A short time after Reunion Weekend, we were saddened to learn Mrs. Lord had passed away.

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    Distinguished Alumna Nomination
    Do you know of someone who should be considered for the Distinguished Alumna Award?  Click on the link above to nominate an individual who meets the outlined criteria. Please take note, below. We are receiving nominations on a rolling basis for 2016.
    Distinguished Alumnae Award Recipients
    2016 Barbara Hartley Lord '41

    2015: Suzanne "Sukie" Kuser '49

    2011: Suzy Townsend Purrington ‘56

    2002/2003: Diana Hardin Walker ’59

    2001: Frances FitzGerald ’58

    2000: Helen Kleberg Groves ’45

    1999: Elizabeth Fly Rohatyn ’48

    1998: Dorrance Hill Hamilton ’46

    1997: Mary Starr Carstensen ’67

    1996: Elsie Vanderbilt Aidinoff ’48

    1995: Mary Frances Penney Wagley ’44

    1994: Ruth du Pont Lord ’39

    1993: Frances Stevens Reese ’35

    1992: Anna Roosevelt ’64

    1991: Gertrude Sanford Legendre ’20

    1990: Elizabeth Nitze Paepcke ’21

    1989: Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller ’19

    1988: Anne Legendre Armstrong ’45

    1987: Rachel Lambert Mellon ’29

    1986: Millicent Hammond Fenwick ’25

    1985: Nancy Perkins Lancaster ’15