Emily Attwell Crosswell Receives Prestigious Adelaide Lovett Baker Award

October 2009

The Junior League of Houston, Inc. has awarded Emily Attwell Crosswell the Adelaide Lovett
Baker award in honor of her outstanding community involvement and continued volunteerism
even after her years of active service to the Junior League ended. The award was presented
to Emily at the annual Sustaining Members luncheon at the Junior League on October 19, 2009,
with her family, friends and community supporters in attendance. Chosen for her dedicated
support in the Houston community, Emily has held leadership roles with many organizations as
a past or present board member including: The Methodist Hospital System (board member for
over 20 years); Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Clinic (Chairman of the successful “Cow
Parade” 2000 – 2002); Denver Harbor Health Clinic; Houston’s Ronald McDonald
House (President, Capital Campaign for the New Ronald McDonald House 1994 – 1997, Long
Range Planning Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board); Houston Museum of Natural
Science (1981 – 2005); DePelchin Children’s Center (1980 – 1997, 2001 – present); The
Women’s Fund; Bo’s Place (2001 – present); “100 Club” of Houston; Greater Houston
Community Foundation. Additional organizations she dedicates her time to include: Discovery
Green Park, Harris County Hospital District, Houston Police Foundation, River Oaks Elementary
School, SPCA, Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, American Leadership Forum, The Kinkaid School, Project Apple, River Oaks Garden Club, and Houston Country Club. Emily Crosswell was President of the Junior League from 1979 – 1980, chaired the Major Gifts Division for a new
League building in 1984 – 1986, Co-Chaired the Community Endowment Campaign from 1998
– 2001, was on the 75th Anniversary Gift Committee in 1999 and the Endowment Committee in

“She is one of The Methodist Hospital’s biggest champions and dedicated supporters,” said Ron
Girotto, President and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System. “What is amazing about Emily is
that so many other organizations in this city feel the same way about her. We are fortunate to
benefit from her generosity of time, her can-do spirit and her uncompromising attitude. Her
demonstrated commitment to improving this city through volunteerism makes Emily one of the
finest examples of leadership and philanthropy.”