Resolution J2464-2013

Honoring Joan K. Davidson upon the occasion of receiving the Harold K. Hochschild Award

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Joan K. Davidson upon the occasion of
receiving the Harold K. Hochschild Award from the Adirondack Museum

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride  in  acknowledging  its
esteemed residents who have distinguished themselves in their community;
and
  WHEREAS,  Joan  K.  Davidson  will be honored by the Adirondack Museum
with its prestigious Harold K. Hochschild Award, named for its  founder,
during its annual Gala Benefit on July 27, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Joan and her family have been involved with Camp Treetops and
North Country School from their inception; and
  WHEREAS,  She  was  instrumental in leading the capital campaign which
enabled Protect the Adirondacks to renovate the Paul Schaefer  home  and
library; and
  WHEREAS, Joan served as the chair of the New York State Council on the
Arts from 1975 until 1977; and
  WHEREAS, In 1977, she succeeded her father, Jacob M. Kaplan, as Presi-
dent  of  the  J.M.  Kaplan  Fund,  a  position she held until 1993; she
returned as trustee and President Emerita in 1995; and
  WHEREAS, Under Joan's leadership, the Fund has supported  the  ADIRON-
DACK  EXPLORER,  the  Adirondack  Nature  Conservancy,  AARCH, and other
Adirondack organizations; and
  WHEREAS, She also served as Commissioner of the New York State Depart-
ment of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; and
  WHEREAS, Joan also served as  chair  of  New  York's  Quadricentennial
Commission; and
  WHEREAS,  Her  tireless  dedication  to the Adirondacks is in the true
spirit of this prestigious award; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Joan  K.  Davidson  upon  the occasion of receiving the Harold K.
Hochschild Award from the Adirondack Museum; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joan K. Davidson.

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