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Pynchon Award

The Advertising Club confers the Order of William Pynchon and the Pynchon Medal upon such citizens of western Massachusetts as, in the opinion of the Trustees of the Pynchon Award, have rendered distinguished service to the community. Recipients are nominated each year by members of the community, and are chosen by unanimous decision of the Pynchon Trustees. The Trustees are the Ad Club's current and five past presidents.

The Order of William Pynchon was established by the Advertising Club in 1915 to recognize and encourage individuals whose lives and achievements typified the ideals of promoting citizenship and the building of a better community in western Massachusetts. Past recipients include war heroes, social activists, teachers, volunteers, philanthropists, historians, clergy, physicians, journalists, public servants, and business leaders — a diverse group; each with a passion for our region and a selfless streak. A complete list of recipients since 1915 can be found at http://www.adclubwm.org/events/pynchonaward.

Pynchon medalists are chosen by unanimous decision of the Pynchon Trustees. 2017 recipients were announced on June 20, 2017; with an awards ceremony scheduled for October 19, 2017 at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, Mass. Recipients are presented with a bronze medal cast with the name and likeness of Springfield’s founder, William Pynchon, and bearing the inscription: “They honor us whom we honor.”

To register for 102nd Pynchon Award Celebration, click here: https://www.adclubwm.org/events/calendar/102nd-pynchon-awar/.

 

102nd William Pynchon Award

Pynchon Award Celebration: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA. Details to follow..

Current Pynchon Trustees

  • Karen Hines
  • Barbara Perry
  • Jillian Gould
  • Teresa Utt
  • David Cecchi, Chair
  • Mary Shea
Pynchon Recipients
Year Name
1915 Marcus Perrin Knowlton
1915 George Dwight Pratt
1915 Donald North  
1915 George Walter Vincent Smith
1915 Charles Goodrich Whiting
1916 F. Sturgess Allen  
1916 Joshua L. Brooks  
1916 Horace A. Moses
1916 Frank A. Perrett
1917 Embury P. Clark  
1917 Solomon Buckley Griffin
1917 Robert O. Morris
1917 Elijah A. Newell
1918 Edwin C. Parsons
1919 Harold R. Buckley
1919 Thornton W. Burgess
1919 Frederick H. Gillett
1920 Harold A. Ley
1921 A. Willard Damon
1922 Mary A. (Ann) Booth
1922 Eliphalet T. Tifft  
1923 William G. Ballantine
1924 William W. McClench  
1925 George M. Hendee
1926 Nathan D. Bill
1927 Charles E. Duryea
1928 Dr. William N. DeBerry
1928 Lucy W. Mallary
1928 Henry L. Bowles
1929 Hiller C. Wellman
1929 Charles L. Long
1929 Reverend Thomas    
1929 Frederick Davis    
1930 David Allen Reed
1931 Joseph B. Ely
1931 William J. Quilty
1932 William H. Daggett  
1932 Maude Irving Tait
1933 Wallace R. Heady
1933 R. Nelson Hatt
1934 Elbert E. Lochridge  
1934 Edward A. Hall
1935 Frederick B. Sweet  
1935 William H. Stuart  
1936 George S.L. Connor
1936 Frederic Whitmore  
1936 Herman Isenburg  
1937 William Orr  
1937 William F. Adams  
1938 Frank D. Korkosz  
1938 Albert Steiger  
1939 John C. Garand  
1939 Ida F. Farrar  
1940 Waldo L. Cook  
1941 Alexander Hughes  
1941 Grace Pettis Johnson  
1942 Gilbert H. Steward  
1942 Edwin C. Bartlett  
1942 John H. Nolan  
1943 Margaret C. Ells  
1943 Edward H. Thomson  
1944 Chester Bowles  
1944 Thomas C. Fleming  
1944 Fred Stephenson  
1945 Henry A. Field  
1945 Hazel Clark  
1945 David J. Manning  
1946 Dr. Chester S. McGown  
1946 Colonel Burton A. Adam  
1947 Edward H. Marsh  
1948 Alice l. Halligan  
1948 Edward S. Bradford  
1949 James H. Higgins  
1950 Sally Leeds  
1950 Dr. William Hill  
1951 Cordelia S. Pond  
1952 Dr. Paul M. Limbert  
1952 John J. Duggan  
1953 Paul Samson  
1958 Dr. William B. Kirkham  
1959 Mary J. Foley  
1960 James J. Shea  
1960 Samuel G. Simons  
1960 Edward Kronvall  
1961 Bernard H. McMahon  
1962 Edward H. Breck  
1962 Dennis J. Brunton  
1963 Dr. Garry deNeuville Hough, Jr.  
1963 Leone E. Avery  
1964 Lt. Joseph A. Budd  
1964 Magnus F. Peterson  
1965 Frederick B. Robinson  
1965 Alfred G. Zanetti  
1966 Paul Craig  
1967 Charles M. Healy, Jr.  
1967 Maxwell H. Tasgal  
1968 Judge Donald Malcolm Macauly  
1969 Herman O. Grimmeisen  
1970 Sidney R. Cook  
1970 Rabbi Dr. Herman Eliot Snyder  
1971 Edmond P. Garvey  
1971 Charles H. Schaaff  
1972 Herbert P. Almgren  
1972 Jeremiah M. Finn  
1973 Dr. Frank E. Hurley  
1973 Romeo J. Cyr  
1974 Richard Booth  
1975 K.F. Broman  
1975 William A. Lieson  
1976 Dr. Robert W. Emery  
1976 Solomon D. Freeman  
1976 James J. Shea, Jr.  
1977 Mary H. Weckwerth  
1977 Richard C. Garvey  
1977 Donald O. Reichert  
1978 Rev. Christopher J. Weldon  
1979 Paul J. Greeley  
1979 Alexander B. Mapp  
1979 Graham King  
1980 James R. Martin  
1981 Joan F. Putnam  
1981 Charles V. Ryan  
1982 Gordon Cameron  
1982 Rita M. Tremble  
1983 Emma Wilder Anderson  
1983 Alfred A. LaRiviere  
1983 Sr. Mary Caritas  
1984 Benjamin F. Jones  
1984 Edward B. Landis  
1984 Michael P. Pagos  
1985 Edward P. Boland  
1986 C. Norman Peacor  
1986 Robert J. Van Wart  
1987 Roswell L. Derby  
1987 Rev. Joseph F. Maguire  
1988 William J. Clark  
1989 Judge Sidney R. Cooley  
1989 David Starr  
1990 Robert S. Carroll  
1990 George R. Ditomassi  
1991 Anne V. Cooley  
1991 Gerald E. D'Amour  
1991 Helen Smith Fuller  
1992 Randolph W. Bromery  
1992 Dr. Leon M. Kruger  
1992 Richard A. Stebbins  
1993 Sr. Mary Dooley  
1993 Barbara Rivera  
1994 Robert Fowler  
1994 Harriette Michaels  
1996 John H. Davis  
1997 Frank D. Gulluni  
1998 Frances Gagnon  
1998 John Gallop  
1998 Peter Picknelly  
1999 Dr. Edward Bailey  
1999 Richard Milstein, ESQ.  
2000 Albert Ferst  
2000 Sr. Jane Morrissey  
2001 Janie Friedmann  
2001 Eric Bachrach  
2002 Raymond J. Chelte  
2002 Edward M. Clark  
2003 Teofilo Alvarado  
2003 Carol W. Kinsley  
2003 R. Lyman Wood  
2004 Carl G. Erickson  
2004 Lucia M. Guiggio  
2004 Rabbi Jerome S. Gurland  
2005 Stephen T. Clay  
2005 Paul S. Doherty  
2006 Steven D. Botkin  
2006 Kimball W. Howes  
2006 Brenda J. Lopez  
2006 Vincent McCorkle  
2007 Dr. Carol A. Leary  
2007 Allen G. Zippen  
2007 Dan Roulier  
2008 Dianne Fuller Doherty  
2008 Michael J. Ashe, Jr.  
2008 Frank W. Anderson  
2009 Gary L. Fialky  
2009 Susan R. Jaye-Kaplan  
2009 Marie M. Stebbins  
2010 Barbara C. Bernard  
2010 Mary Reardon Johnson  
2010 York Mayo  
2011 Aaron Lansky  
2011 Mary Pat McMahon  
2012 Ellen Freyman  
2012 Steve Hayes  
2012 Bob Perry  
2013 Jean C. Caldwell  
2013 Jean E. Gailun  
2013 Joan Kagan  
2013 Sirdeaner L. Walker  
2014 Kathy Picard  
2015 Gary R. Bernice  
2015 Harold Grinspoon  
2015 Ronn & Donna Johnson  
2015 Sue Ellen Panitch  
2016 Michaelann Bewsee  
2016 Jack Dill  
2016 Gale Kirkwood  
2016 Brian Tuohey  
2016 Angela Wright