Sam Bennett

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.”

– Seth Godin

Awards

  •  2016 Community Leader Award – Benevolent and Improved Protective Order of the World Wide Elks 2016
  •  One of Nation’s Top 100 Women – Women of Wealth Magazine 2011
  •  Women’s ENews “Top 21 Woman: U.S.A.” 2010
  •  Women’s ENews “Top 21 Woman: PA” 2009
  •  Allentown Education Association, “Excellence in Education” Award 2005
  •  Lehigh Valley Magazine, “Mover and Shaker” 2003
  •  Morning Call, “Woman To Watch” 2000
  •  Allentown Preservation Association, “Outstanding Historic Renovation”, Historic Benner Mansion 2000
  •  West Park House Tour 2006, 2008, 2010, 2016
  •  Properties of Merit Lifetime Achievement Award Oneonta NY 1990
  •  Deans List State University Oneonta NY 1980
  •  Regents Scholarship State University System of New York 1976
  •  Bresee Award 1976
  •  Art in America Award 1974
  •  Best Actress 1974
  • Commemorative National Girl Scout Team, Marquette and Joilette, 1972

Research

  • Co-Founder, nameitchangeit.org, MEDIA, Name It. Change It. Research, Original Name It. Change It. Research 2010.

Publications

Books

  • Ascend, Caged Bird Publications, 2016.

Opinion Editorials

Articles

I'm With Sam

“A volunteer for each of Mayfair's 30 years and a supervisor/team leader for the past 23 year I've worked with all it's executive directors. Not only was Sam Bennett its most successful Executive Director- she was the best ever at managing Mayfair's most important resource - its volunteers.”
— Bobbie Rudolph - 20 year Volunteer Supervisor Mayfair Festival of the Arts

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