Alumnae

Distinguished Alumnae

The Alumnae Award

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The Alumnae Award was established in 1967 to honor Rosamond Cross on her 25th anniversary as Head of School. It is given annually to an alumna who has distinguished herself in her field of endeavor and whose life reflects a dedication to the principles of The Baldwin School.

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  • 2021 Winner: Binney Connell Wietlisbach ’81

    Binney Connell Wietlisbach ’81 has worked in the financial services industry since 1985. Binney, who is known as “Missy” to her classmates, is the President of The Haverford Trust Company and has been with that wealth management firm since 1992. She is a member of Haverford Trust’s Executive Committee, a voting member of the Investment Selection Committee, and a member of their Board of Directors. 
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Distinguished Young Alumna Award

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The Distinguished Young Alumna Award was established in 1991. It is given to an alumna who has graduated within the last 25 years and has made significant contributions in her profession, avocation or volunteer services.

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  • 2021 Winner: Anjelika Paranjpe Temple ’01

    Anjelika Paranjpe Temple ’01 received her B.A. at Middlebury College and was subsequently awarded three post-graduate fellowships in fine art. She spent one year as an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center followed by 10 months traveling abroad to work on a series of commissioned works. She then moved to New York and worked in the creative department of Lowe/Deutsch, then went on to work at art-meets-tech startup 20x200
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Alumnae Award for Life Achievement

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The Award for Lifetime Achievement was established in 1991. It is given to an alumna who has either demonstrated a lifelong dedication and commitment to helping empower those who have struggled with challenges and societal barriers or who has had a significant impact on an institution or community.

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  • 2021 Winner: Farah Jasmine Griffin ’81

    Farah Jasmine Griffin ’81 is a celebrated academic who has literally written the book on the African American experience through the lens of art and music. She is the author or editor of eight books including Who Set You Flowin?: The African American Migration Narrative (Oxford, 1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (Free Press, 2001) and Harlem Nocturne:  Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II (Basic Books, 2013).
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