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Singing Their Praises: Two alumnae honored as ‘Unsung Heroes’

Ethel Weber Berney ’46 and Dotty B. Krug ’41 at National Philanthropy Day in Maryland.

Longtime Goucher supporters Ethel Weber Berney ’46 and Dorothy “Dotty” B. Krug ’41 last week were recognized as the 2012 Unsung Heroes by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter. Together the women—who served as volunteers, trustees, and organizers of Goucher’s Trips and Tours Committee—are credited with giving to the college more than 37,000 hours of volunteer service.

More than six decades ago, Mrs. Berney began volunteering at Goucher—helping to plan Reunions and working as a fundraiser. In 1970, she began organizing international trips for alumnae, planning excursions to England, France, and Spain. Twelve years later, she became a college trustee and served on the board for the next 10 years; she was named a trustee emerita in 1992.

After retiring in 1976 as the first female vice president at investment firm T. Rowe Price, Miss Krug was named to Goucher’s Board of Trustees and joined Mrs. Berney as an international trip organizer. Miss Krug was named a trustee emerita in 1990.

Under the duo’s guidance, the travel program grew to include domestic trips offering destinations from Chautauqua, NY, to Charleston, SC. In 1981, the women founded Goucher’s Trips and Tours Committee; so far, the committee has raised more than $1 million for the Annual Fund.

Congratulations to Ethel and Dotty!

–Holly Selby