2000 MARY HARRIMAN AWARD winner
The Junior League of Cincinnati
Causes/Issue Area(s): Social Services, Girls’ Leadership
Honors/Achievements: President of the AJLI, President of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Enquirer Woman of the Year, Great Living Cincinnatian Award
Marjorie McCullough Lunken Ittman Hiatt Motch was honored with The League's 2000 Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award. Motch of Cincinnati, Ohio saw beyond racial boundaries in the early 1950s when the nation was still segregated, by serving on the board of her city's Urban League and co-founding the Urban League Guild. She also served as national president of The Junior League and the Girl Scouts, and founded Cincinnati 's children's theater and a preschool program for the deaf.
A member of the Junior League of Cincinnati, Motch has demonstrated her leadership locally as well as internationally through her unflagging commitment to causes ranging from public health to the arts and civic affairs. Her decades-long work includes supporting the staff at Cincinnati 's General Hospital during World War II to ensure that medical attention reached the poor, and participating in a $300 million capital campaign for the University of Cincinnati and a $13 million campaign to establish and maintain green space for the campus. She was also the Honorary Chair of the Junior League of Cincinnati's 80th Anniversary Committee.