Award Recipients 2013-2014
From left - Tamara Kearney Lanier '95 - 2013 Woman of the Year, President Sharon Redmond, Principal Tom Barhorst, and Jennifer Neyer Berg ’79
Betty Seeger Dannenfelser ’40
Ursuline Academy is proud to announce the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award recipient, Jennifer Neyer Berg ’79, and the 2013 St. Angela Merici Leadership Award recipient, the late Betty Seeger Dannenfelser ’40. The awards were presented to Ms. Berg and Ms. Dannenfelser’s family at the annual Ursuline President’s Dinner, held on October 2, in Ursuline’s Besl Theater.
The Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award is presented to a friend of Ursuline who shows an exemplar love of Ursuline through the time and talent they dedicate to the school.
“Jenny Neyer Berg was Chair of the Board of Trustees when we broke ground on the math and science wing,” said Ursuline President, Sharon Redmond. “Her leadership ensured that we were able to complete that expansion, which allowed us to increase enrollment…After her work on the Board, Jenny has consistently been a tremendous volunteer on Mother’s Club and with the Ultimate Auction. She is an asset to the Ursuline community.”
The St. Angela Merici Leadership Award is given to Ursuline donors who demonstrate St. Angela Merici’s belief in the value of educating young women through consistent and generous support of the school. The late Betty Seeger Dannenfelser ’40 attended Ursuline Academy through the aid of a scholarship. After graduating, she was an executive secretary at Procter & Gamble for her whole career.
“Betty wanted to make the world a better place, and was so grateful for the opportunities awarded her because of her Ursuline education, that before she passed away in 2011, Betty made arrangements to leave a very generous gift to her alma mater,” said Redmond. “As a result, we’ve established the Betty Seeger Dannenfelser Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will help other young women, like Betty, obtain an Ursuline education.”