Congratulations to Nancy Stallworth Thomas – the 2011 Adelaide Lovett Baker Award Recipient

September 2011

The Junior League of Houston is pleased to recognize Nancy Stallworth Thomas as the tenth winner of the Adelaide Lovett Baker Award. Her vision, dedication and leadership in the field of conservation, civic improvement, and education on all levels have been honored by many and respected by those around her. To hear of Nancy’s accomplishments and strong commitment to
all of her service projects makes any Junior League member proud to have Nancy as an example to emulate.

With more than 54 years of membership in Junior League of Houston, Nancy continues to utilize her experiences from serving on Junior League Boards and projects to influence her lifelong dedication to community service. Nancy has worked tirelessly to make the world a more beautiful place through her unwavering dedication and leadership as President of both the Garden Club of Houston and the Garden Club of America. She has served as President of the Board of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Vice President of the American Horticulture Society, and on the Boards of the Garden Conservancy and The Center for Plant Conservation. Currently, she serves as President Emeritus of the Houston Botanic Garden.

As a loyal member at Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal, Nancy has been a member of the Choir, Past President of the Ladies Parish Association, and continues as an active member of the Altar Guild. There are many organizations that have benefited from Nancy’s efforts, including Board of Trustees of The Kinkaid School, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Rienzi Garden
Committee, The Board of Peckerwood Gardens, Sheltering Arms, Houston Child Guidance Center, Houston Clean City Commission, the Board of the Houston Arboretum, and the Committee for Restoration of Gardens of The Texas Governor’s Mansion.

The Junior League of Houston is thankful for all of Nancy Stallworth Thomas’s accomplishments. She will be honored at the League’s Sustaining Club Fall Luncheon on October 17, 2011.