2016 Award Winners

On Thursday, April 22th, the Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi gathered to celebrate 149 years of our fraternity at the Dallas Country Club.  The 2016 Pi Phi award recipients were honored and presented with the annual awards.  They are:

 

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award – Anne Mewhinney Monning

Community Service Award – Cara Gravely French

Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award – Lisa Hughes Reid

Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award – Jamie McComiskey Moore

Young Alumna Achievement Award – Anna Raines Voss

  4 Anne Mewhinney Monning, Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award   6 Cara Gravely French, Community Service Award   4 Lisa Hughes Reid, Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award   5 Jamie McComiskey Moore, Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award   7 Anna Raines Voss, Young Alumna Achievement Award

Ruth Altshuler
Pi Beta Phi Member of Distinction

 

ruthRuth Altshuler, career philanthropist, has received the Pi Beta Phi prestigious Member of Distinction Award. The award honors a member of Pi Beta Phi who has distinguished herself and who has achieved success and recognition within her profession. It is presented biennially at Pi Beta Phi’s convention.

Ruth’s greatest philanthropic interests include her alma mater Southern Methodist University (SMU), the Salvation Army and the United Way. Ruth has served on SMU’s Board of Trustees since 1968, and she was the first woman to ever chair that board. In other firsts, Ruth was the first woman to serve on and chair the Salvation Army Dallas Advisory Board. She was also the first woman to be elected to the board of Goodwill Industries and serve as vice president of the Goodwill Foundation. She is one of the few American recipients of the Order of Distinguished Honorary Service, presented to her by the General of The Salvation Army Board in London.

Ruth has been honored many times for her philanthropic work. Some of her most notable honors include being voted the #1 Philanthropist in the Nation by the National Society of Fundraising Executives, being selected as Outstanding Trustee in the Nation by the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, and she is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award from the Smithsonian. President George W. Bush appointed Ruth to the Library of Congress Trust, and Secretary of State Colin Powell appointed her to the U.S. Commission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2004.

"It is with great pride and joy we honor Ruth for her incredible charitable work,” said Pi Beta Phi President Paula Shepherd. “Ruth has lived an extraordinary life and has given back to her communities every step of the way. Ruth embodies Pi Phi’s value of philanthropic service to others, and we could not be more proud of what she has accomplished.”

2015 Award Winners

On Thursday, April 24th, the Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi gathered to celebrate 148 years of our fraternity at the Dallas Country Club.  The 2015 Pi Phi award recipients were honored and presented with the annual awards.  They are:

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award – Nancy Clements Seay

Community Service Award – Cyndi Burris Bassel

Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award – Julie Crain Miller

Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award – Sandra Donaldson Hipps

Young Alumna Achievement Award – Sarah Monning Schoellkopf

2014 Award Winners

On Thursday, April 17th, the Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi gathered to celebrate 147 years of our fraternity at the Dallas Country Club.  The 2014 Pi Phi award recipients were honored and presented with the annual awards.  They are:

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award – Prissy Davis Gravely

Community Service Award – Barbara Hunt Crow

Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award – Sally Sewell Wightman

Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award – JoAnne Bisso Moore

Young Alumna Achievement Award – Mindy Lee Morse

2013 Award Winners

The Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi celebrated Founders' Day April 18, 2013 at the SMU chapter house. While celebrating 146 years, the 2013 Pi Phi award recipients were honored and presented with the annual awards.

  • Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award - Margaret Milam McDermott
  • Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award - Mimi Bergerac Vanderstraaten
  • Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award - Anne Herndon Bradley
  • Young Alumna Achievement Award - Amy Anderson Zicarelli
  • Community Service Award - Robin Richardson Lewis

2012 Award Winners

The Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi celebrated Founders' Day April 20, 2012 at the SMU chapter house.  Ring Ching for 145 years!!  During the celebration, the 2012 Pi Phi award recipients were honored and presented with the annual awards.

  • Carolyn  Lichtenberg Crest Award: Clare Buie Chaney
  • Evelyn  Peters Kyle Award:Beth Johnson Clark
  • Emma  Harper Turner Award: Paula McPherson Davis
  • Community  Service Award: Jan Rhymer Pickens
  • Young Alumna Achievement Award: Tish Mauldin Visinsky

Carolyn Helman Lichtenburg Crest Award

The Carolyn Helman Lichtenburg Crest Award honors distinguished alumnae for their outstanding professional or community service. The Dallas Alumnae Club’s nominee, Clare Chaney, won this prestigious national award.

 

2010 Award Winners

The Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi celebrated Founders' Day April 23, 2010 at the SMU chapter house.  Ring Ching for 143 years!!  During the celebration, the 2010 Pi Phi award recipients were honored and presented with the annual awards.

  • Carolyn Lichtenberg Crest Award: Jo Marie Lilly
  • Evelyn Peters Kyle Award: Frances Martin Flaig
  • Emma Harper Turner Award: Sally Sewell Wightman
  • Community Service Award: Ann Lehman Swope

Carolyn Helman Lichtenburg Crest Award

The Carolyn Helman Lichtenburg Crest Award honors distinguished alumnae for their outstanding professional or community service. The Dallas Alumnae Club’s nominee, Jo Marie Lilly, won this prestigious national award.

Jo Marie worked side by side with Roger Horchow as the nationally acclaimed Horchow Mail Order Catalogue was transformed from the great vision of one man to the mailboxes of millions. Mr. Horchow credits Jo Marie for recognizing the potential growth of the mail order industry. In addition to her professional success, Jo Marie has participated in many of the most significant civic and charitable organizations benefiting the Dallas area arts community. If that isn’t enough, Jo Marie has always given career support to Pi Phis and women in general.

Jo Marie Lilly is a brilliant shining example of Pi Phi Star Power! Thank you Jo Marie!!!

2009 Award Winners

Dallas Alumnae Club presents awards every year in April at our Founders’ Day celebration. Congratulations to the Dallas Alumnae Club 2009 award winners! Thank you all for your contributions to our club and community.

  • Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award: Marjorie Beck Waters
  • Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award: Suzanne Smith Tubb and Tricia Smith Beall
  • Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award: Martha Fuller Edwards
  • Community Service Award: Jill Guest Smith