Francita Stuart Ulmer Receives Award for Outstanding Community Impact
The Junior League of Houston, Inc. presented the Adelaide Lovett Baker Award to Francita Stuart Ulmer. The award is given annually to one sustaining member who has continued to serve and make a major broad-based impact on the community through her volunteer or professional work following her active involvement with the Junior League. As Ulmer best articulated, “The importance of the Adelaide Lovett Baker Award is the ability to remember such an accomplished woman each year in this special way. Over 90 years ago, she became one of the founders of the Junior League that has since made such significant contributions to the Houston community.” Ulmer is a sixth generation Texan and has been a dedicated and selfless servant to the Houston community for over 60 years. A graduate of Wellesley College, Ulmer was chosen to be in the History department’s first graduate studies class at Rice University and has carried her love for history and historic preservation into numerous endeavors, including the Garden Club of Houston, Alley Theatre Board, Houston Symphony Board, Junior League of Houston and more. Ulmer collaborated on the book, Houston’s Forgotten Heritage: Landscapes, Houses, Interiors 1824 – 1914, which received a Citation Award from the San Antonio Conservation Society. She was also the recipient of The Kinkaid School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and obtained a Texas State Historical Marker when she wrote the first published history of the school. She is involved in Christ Church Cathedral and the Women’s Association. Ulmer was the guest of honor at the Sustaining Club’s 2015 Fall Luncheon.