Mary Winton Green Receives E. William Doty Award 2009

COFA Advisory Council Member Mary Winton Green Awarded College’s Highest Honor

The College of Fine Arts established the Doty Award to honor the most extraordinary achievements and contributions made by alumni, faculty and friends of the College of Fine Arts. The award was named for E. William Doty, the founding dean of the college. Past recipients include: author James A. Michener; Butler School of Music alumnus and Penn State President Emeritus Bryce Jordan; and Austin arts patrons Sarah and Ernest Butler, for whom the Butler School of Music is named.

Born in 1923, Mary Winton Green grew up in Waco, Texas and followed in her mother’s footsteps by attending The University of Texas at Austin. In 1944, she graduated from the Department of Music with a BM degree in Music Studies. Mary continued her education at the School of Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago, earning her MA degree is 1949.

In 1951, Mary married David Green, who, a few years after their marriage, founded the Quartet Manufacturing Company, which grew to be a substantial manufacturer of office products. Over the years, Mary volunteered with and supported organizations such as the United Way, the Chicago Symphony and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her social work experience included the American Red Cross, the Illinois Children’s Home and Aid, and a position as assistant professor in the School of Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago.

Mary’s interest in and commitment to the College of Fine Arts led to the creation of the Mary Winton Green Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Music and the David and Mary Winton Green Chair in String Performance and Pedagogy. Mary has been an active member of the college’s Advisory Council since 2001, and her continued support and friendship are invaluable to the college.

Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2009