Mary Harriman Award

2015 AJLI Annual Conference - Mary Harriman Award Presentation

In recognition of the vision of the founder of The Junior League, the AJLI Board of Directors established the Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award. This award honors and acknowledges an individual Junior League member whose volunteer efforts provide a contemporary link to Mary Harriman's sense of social responsibility and her ability to motivate others to share their talents through effective volunteer service. Since 1990 when the award was established, it has been given to Junior League members whose leadership exemplifies our mission, vision and values. This section lists the current and past Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award recipients since 1991.

Read more about Mary Harriman, founder of The Junior League Movement.

2015 Mary Harriman Award Winner

  • Lyda Hill

    Lyda Hill

    The Junior League of Dallas

    Though she committed to donating the entirety of her holdings to charity when she joined the elite Giving Pledge in 2010, Lyda Hill of The Junior League of Dallas has never seen her wealth as the limit to her ability to serve in all aspects of her life—as a philanthropist, volunteer, entrepreneur and booster of public institutions.

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2014 Mary Harriman Award Winner

  • Samira Modad

    Samira Modad

    The Junior League of Mexico City

    For more than 30 years, The Junior League of Mexico City’s Samira Modad has embodied Mary Harriman’s vision. 

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2013 Mary Harriman Award Winner

  • Senator Florence Shapiro

    Senator Florence Shapiro

    The Junior League of Collin County

    As a legislative leader, she spearheaded legislation called ‘Ashley’s Law’ to target sex offenders…

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