The Father's Day / Mother's Day Council, Inc.
Outstanding Mother Awards

About the Outstanding Mother Awards

The National Mother’s Day Committee, an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, each year confers “Outstanding Mother” honors to recognize exceptional women for successfully building their careers, nurturing their families and helping improve the lives of others. The funds raised by The National Mother’s Day Committee’s annual “Outstanding Mother Awards” luncheons are donated to support meaningful family-related philanthropies.

YearNational Mothers of the Year
2014Mary Dillon, Jill Granoff, Norah O'Donnell, Brooke Shields   MORE DETAILS
2013Margarita Arriagada, Arianna Huffington, Dottie Mattison, Debra Messing
2012Nina Garcia, Gayle King, Karen Hoguet, Lisa Price
2011Susan Sarandon, Joyce Armeli, Donna Karan, Cindi Leive, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
2010Dr. Holly Atkinson MD, Maureen Chiquet, Mindy Grossman, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Alfre Woodard
2009Mika Brzezinski, Gert Boyle, Maria Shriver, Trudy Sullivan & Deborah Walters
2008Elizabeth Edwards, Caroline Kennedy, Debbie Murtha, Vera Wang, "American Spirit” Award – Fallan Oliver
2007Glenn Close, Eileen Fisher, Linda Armstrong Kelly, Maralyn Lakin, Pam Shriver, “American Spirit” Award – Loretta Gaillard
2006Bobbi Brown, Renee Fleming, Betsey Johnson, Karen Katz, Chita Rivera
2005Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Aerin Lauder, Reba McEntire, Josie Natori, Joy Philbin, Linda Wells
2004Barbara Corcoran, Chris Evert, Sheila C. Johnson, Doris Roberts, Marcy Syms
2003Darlene Dagget, Iman, Carolyn Murphy, Cynthia Nixon, Rosanna Scotto, Kathleen Turner
2002Marie Osmond, Soledad O'Brien, Teresa Earnhardt, Jane Elfers, Val Ackerman, Kathy Ireland
2001Sharon S. Bush, Nancy Kerrigan, Karen Murray, Jane Seymour
2000Christie Brinkley, Christine King Farris, Jacquelyn Frazier Lyde, Nancy Marchand, Pamela Valvano, Anita Howe Waxman
1999Robin Chandler Duke, Deidre Coleman Imus, Deloris Jordan, Jeanine Ferris Pirro, Yolanda Vega
1998Mary Higgins Clark, Ann Curry, Loida Nicholas Lewis, Pat Moran, Eileen O’Connor, Anna Wintour
1997Carol Browner, Bernadette Castro, Andrea Jung, Libby Pataki, Rachel Robinson, Faye Wattleton
1996Betsy McCaughey Ross, Jane Brody, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Magee Hickey
1995Barbara Boxer, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jane Hanson, Carolyn McCarthy
1994Rita Braver, Judge Phyllis Gange-Jacob, Michael Learned, Nita Lowey, Michele Marsh, Jane Schultz, Christine Todd Whitman
1993Madeleine Albright, Tina Brown, Gretchen Buchenholz, Katie Couric, Marian Wright Edelman, Camille Geraldi, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dr. Bernadine Healy
1992Cathleen Black, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Lynn Martin, Deborah Norville, Joan Rivers, Cokie Roberts, Paula Zahn
1991Sarah Brady, Pat Collins, Joyce Dinkins, Joan Hamburg, Marge Roukema, Claire Schulman
1990Elizabeth Glazer, Evelyn Handler, Donna Hanover, Ruth Messinger, Peggy Noonan, Judith Peabody, Marilyn Quayle, Annette Strauss
1989Faith Daniels, Donna de Varona, Helen Galland, Dr. Mathilde Krim, Anna Quindlen, Sally Jessy Raphael, Sharon P. Rockefeller, Meryl Streep
1988Patti McDonald, Connie Morella, Judy Muller, Laura Pomerantz, Regina Resnik, Grace Sandness, Ivana Trump
1987Lindy Boggs, Connie Collins, Ann Compton, Brigitte Gerney, Evelyn Lauder, Linda Lavin, Lynn Redgrave, Dr. Rosalyn Yalow
1986Beatrice Coleman, Carmen De Lavallade, Ulrike Derickson, Marilyn Horne, Janet Leigh, Judy Licht, Nancy Lopez, Marjorie Margolies, Dr. Ruth Westheimer
1985Martha Layne Collins, Dr. Anna Fisher, Clara “Mother” Hale, Louisa Kennedy, Susan Lucci, Sarah Palfrey, Madge Sinclair, Frederica Von Stade
1984Polly Bergen, Barbara Bush, Mariette Hartley, Margaret Heckler, Estee Lauder, Barbara Proctor, Ann Sweeney, Judy Woodruff
1983Joan Bennett, Ellen Burstyn, Matilda Cuomo, Paula Hawkins, Barbara Mandrell, Carol Martin, Dr. Adelaide Scanton, Cathy Cash Spellman, Eugenia Zukerman
1982Judy Blume, Geraldine Ferraro, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Arlene Francis, Sally John, Erica Jong, Joan Lunden, Julia Meade, Lynda Johnson Robb, Patricia Schroeder, Joanne Sheptock, Nancy Thurmond
1981Phyllis George Brown, Yvonne Goologong Cauley, Tammy Grimes, Ruth Hinerfeld, Maureen O’Sullivan, Barbara Rosen
1980Bette Davis, Dorothy DeBolt, Anne Jackson, Coretta Scott King, Diana Munson, Pia Lindstrom, Wilma Rudolph
1979Harriet Adams, Charita Bauer, Arlene Dahl, Lenore Hershey, Carol Jenkins, Jane Muskie