Doris is an “unsung hero” because she enjoys working behind the scenes, faithfully supporting many of the chapter’s philanthropic programs. She’s a reader in the Literacy Program and she’s cheerfully purchased many items for the Hygiene Kits given to students. She has worked diligently to provide baby bundles and a variety of necessities to the young moms and their babies in the Family Program. You can find her frequently in the garden at Monroe Middle School working with students or at the Saratoga Adult Day Care Center where she helps prepare hot, nutritious lunches for the frail elderly.
The Ada Laughlin Award was named after one of the two founders of Assistance League --- Ada Edwards Laughlin. After graduating from Stanford and moving to Los Angeles Ada Laughlin joined Anne Banning in the early 1900’s to begin helping those most in need after the San Francisco 1906 earthquake. From their beginnings, Assistance League grew to be a national organization of over 23,000 volunteer members.
Doris Agee ideally exemplifies Ada Laughlin with her dedicated support of so many of our programs serving the local community. As our 2019 Ada Laughlin Award recipient, we salute her!