The Fairmount Park Art Association’s Executive Director, Penny Balkin Bach, has been recognized by Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett as one of nine women honored as this year’s Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. The women were recognized at a luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg where they were presented with medals and citations for their achievements. Bach was lauded for her service and leadership in the field of public art.
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania began in 1948 as a way to honor women who have shown distinguished service through a professional career and/or voluntary service. The women are nominated to receive the honor by non-profit organizations within Pennsylvania. A list of this year’s nine honorees can be found here.