Previous Associates Awards
The Associates Award
The Cedar Crest College Associates Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to Cedar Crest College; graduates of the College who have achieved success in their chosen fields; or community leaders whose careers reflect the College’s mission of promoting women’s leadership.
The Cedar Crest College Associates Award Luncheon is a fundraising event for the Associates Scholarship. Since 1981, the Associates have awarded student scholarships in order to play a more substantial role in educating future leaders.
21th Annual Associates Award
Honoring David M. Jaindl
Presented by: Hirtle Callaghan & Co.
David M. Jaindl
David M. Jaindl is the owner and president of Jaindl Farms, which breeds, hatches, grows and processes more than 750,000 turkeys annually. In 2012 Jaindl Farms grew 1,000,000 turkeys, and also farmed more than 11,000 acres of land in the Lehigh Valley. The business earned “Business of the Year” award honors in 2010 from Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. His other business interests include Jaindl Turkey Sales, Jaindl Land Company and Schantz Orchards.
Jaindl Turkey Sales markets and distributes turkeys throughout the United States from Maine to Florida, and for the first time in 2012, has distributed fresh turkeys to Arizona, Colorado and California. Over the last three years, Jaindl has expanded sales internationally to Japan and the Dominican Republic. Jaindl Turkey Sales custom packages for Wegmans, Whole Foods, Bell and Evans, and Stew Leonards. Jaindl Land Company is a leading Lehigh Valley land developer of residential, commercial and industrial properties. David has served as the president of Jaindl Land Company since 1994 and owner since 2005. In addition, David is owner of Schantz Orchards—a 300-acre orchard which grows more than 60,000 bushels of fruits including apples, peaches, pears and cherries annually.
David Jaindl has a longstanding relationship with Cedar Crest College. His sisters, Alice Jaindl Brown ’79 Nursing and Cathy Jaindl-Leuthe ’83 Management, both graduated from the College, and David served as a trustee from 2005-10. David is actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors. He serves as a trustee for the Jaindl Foundation that benefits various non-profit organizations within the Lehigh Valley. In 2006, he became a co-founder, officer and director of the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley. The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit organization which provides a state-of-the-art field where nearly 300 physically and mentally-challenged children and young adults from the Greater Lehigh Valley community are able to play and enjoy the game of baseball. Most recently in 2011 he and his wife, Jackie, chaired Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Children’s ER fundraising campaign.
David resides in Orefield, Pa., with his wife, Jackie, and their five children. Adam, Jake, Luke, Josh and Joanna are all actively involved in the family business.
20th Annual Associates Award
Honoring Lee & Dolly Butz
Lee and Dolores A. “Dolly” Butz were chosen to receive the 2012 Associates Award from the Cedar Crest College Board of Associates for their leadership and service to the community, which reflects the College’s own mission to educate the future generation of leaders.
Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar with Lee and Dolly Butz
President Ambar and Lee and Dolly Butz with previous Associates award winners. Left to right: President Ambar, Alice Anne Miller, Lee Butz, Dolly Butz, Joan Miller Moran, Ilene Hochberg Wood
Lee and Dolly Butz with members of the Board of Associates
Dolores A. "Dolly" Butz
Dolores A. “Dolly” Butz has devoted much of her life to serving underprivileged children. In the 1970s, she visited most of Lehigh County’s grade schools as part of the Green Circle program to teach about tolerance of cultural, racial, religious and other forms of diversity.
Since 1995, she has served as a trustee of the Fund to Benefit Children and Youth, a non-profit organization that raises and donates funds for neglected and at-risk children in Lehigh and Northampton counties. For the last 12 years Mrs. Butz has been treasurer for the Fund, which has raised nearly $2.5 million since its inception in 1991.
In 2001 and 2002, Butz was a member of the Advisory Committee on Services for Children and Youth of the Joint State Government Commission in Harrisburg, appointed by U.S. Representative Charlie Dent. She has also served on Lehigh County’s Advisory Committee for Children and Youth for eight years, including the last year as president.
Allentown native Lee Butz has been a major force in building the Lehigh Valley into what it is today, both literally and figuratively. Butz began his career in the construction industry during his high school days in his father’s general contracting firm, Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
After earning his engineering degree from Lehigh University and serving in the Army, Butz returned to the five-generation family business and served in roles of increasing responsibility until becoming president of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. in 1973.
He currently serves as chairman of Butz Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and two other major enterprises. The Butz companies are currently managing more than $690 million worth of projects.
In addition to these impressive career accomplishments, Butz has done a great deal more to “build” the Lehigh Valley. He has served as co-chairman of the Valley Region 2015 Campaign and on the board of Allentown’s Hamilton Street Visioning Committee.
He co-founded the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley, which is dedicated to providing children with special needs and other developmental disabilities an opportunity to play baseball. He has also served on the advisory boards of many local colleges and universities, including Cedar Crest.
Butz has earned numerous awards for his efforts, including the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals with wife, Dolly.