100 Women Wall of Honor
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Grace Rowntree Duffee

Through an estate gift, Elizabeth “Betty” Davies (1916-2011) (BS 1938 Home Economics Education) recognized her mentor, Grace Rowntree Duffee (1908-1989) (BS 1929 Institution Management) as a 100 Women honoree. Grace taught at the Mary Institute in St. Louis and worked as a county 4-H leader in Spooner, Superior, and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. She returned to Madison in 1935 to become assistant state 4-H Club leader then, in 1942, assistant state leader for Home Economics Extension. Grace left this position at age 45 to commit her talents to a variety of causes, Madison-area organizations, and community activities.