Alumnae Achievement Award
The Alumnae Achievement Award is presented annually to a living alumna or old girl in recognition of her outstanding dedication and accomplishments in her life’s work, either professional and/or volunteer. There are three categories for the Alumnae Achievement Award: Junior Alumnae Award, Distinguished Alumnae Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Junior Alumnae Award:
Recognizes an Alum or Old Girl, 40 years or younger, who has reached a significant level of success and has demonstrated vision and leadership
Distinguished Alumnae Award:
Recognizes an Alumnae or Old Girl, for her outstanding achievement in a particular field or industry, for her role in advancing women is leadership in society and/or the workplace and has proven to be an exceptional role model to young women
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Recognizes an Alumnae or Old Girl for a lifetime of dedication and service to her community, as well as who made a significant contribution to her profession, to the wellbeing of humanity and expanded the role of women in society.
Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
Ann Mortifee C.M. ’65
The Crofton House School Alumnae Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award winner – Ann Mortifee C.M. ’65 for her outstanding accomplishments in the performing arts and her tireless work raising awareness towards a wide range of social and environmental issues.
Ann graduated from Crofton House in 1965 and began her career in the performing arts. Ann has composed a number of musicals, as well as scores for ballets, operas and award-winning television specials; she has written over 300 songs and has recorded 10 albums.
In addition to receiving multiple nominations for Genie and Juno Awards, Ann has also been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the Order of Canada (1991), YWCA Woman of Distinction Award (1992), and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). In the midst of her successful musical career, Ann realized music’s power to raise social awareness for a variety of causes that range from world peace to the environment. In addition to her dedicated work with patients in palliative care, Ann has brought monumental awareness to the power of self, the necessity of environmental protection and the importance of social innovation.
In addition to her great contributions and promotion of care for patients in palliative care through her Healing Journey projects, Ann facilitates consciousness workshops and has co-founded two foundations for social innovation and environmental awareness.
Alumnae Junior Achievement Award 2018
Dr. Isabel Chen ’06
The Crofton House School Alumnae Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Alumnae Junior Achievement Award winner – Dr. Isabel Chen ’06 for her outstanding accomplishments in education, health and community outreach.
Following her graduation from Crofton House in 2006, Isabel attended Yale University (BA and MPH) and UBC (MD). While pursuing her medical degree at UBC, Isabel actively volunteered and advocated for improved health and human rights for vulnerable groups. In 2011, she founded Keep Safe Initiative, an organization that develops panic alarms for sex-trade workers. Isabel is also the founder of Reading Bear Society, a city-wide education program bringing together nearly 3,000 pre-school, high school and medical students to promote inner city health and literacy. Isabel is the recipient of multiple scholarship and research awards, as well as the YWCA Young Women of Distinction Award (2014). She is an active board member of the California Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and is an intern with the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland). She is currently a second-year family medicine resident at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles and a leading activist for women and children’s health.