Dorothy Pierce McSweeny is Chair Emeritus of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, serving as Chair from 1999-2007 and as Vice Chair from 1996-1999, and as Past Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Mrs. McSweeny received the NASAA Distinguished Public Service Award in October 2012, and was elected to the Washington, DC Hall of Fame Society in 2010. In 2007, she received the Mayor's Arts Award Lifetime Achievement. Additionally, she has been honored with Laura Phillips Angel of the Arts Award, the DC Youth Orchestra Lifetime Achievement Award, National Capital Philanthropy Award, Patron of the Arts Award by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington and was named Washingtonian of the Year in 1995. She is active as founder, officer and trustee of numerous organizations including The John F. Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Ballet, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the Federal City Council, DC Chamber of Commerce, National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Explore! Children’s Musuem, and Washington Episcopal School.