History

Award recipients are chapter members who have been a member for a significant number of years, and have given outstanding “behind the scenes” service. The award is named for the co-founder of Assistance League who was less visible and filled the role of hardworking “behind the scenes” assistant to Anne Banning.

Ada Edwards Laughlin was a graduate of Stanford University (1898) and a pioneer with women’s college basketball. She was active in many Los Angeles organizations but her favorite was Assistance League. She was instrumental in the development of Assistance League as a national organization in 1935.

Latest Award Recipient

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2024:  Carolyn Pitcher

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2023:  Marti Vattuone

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2022:  Barb McDonald

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2021:  Bobbie Kosnik

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2020:  Lois Cox

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2019:  Genene Hill

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2018:  Marsha Reid

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2013:  Nancy Carter

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2010:  Yvonne Smith

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2009:  Jean Cole