PA Chapter American Civil Liberties Union, 2012  Person of the Year

   Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA, 2012 Freedom Keeper Award, 2012

    Keystone Progress, 2011 Legislative Hero, 2011

    Dona Gracia Hadassah, Certification of Appreciation, 2011

    PennEnvironment, 2009-2010 Environmental Champ Award, 2010

    Vision for EQuality, Appreciation Award, 2010

    The American Legion Henry Hills Post 385, Certificate of Appreciation, 2008

    PennEnvirnonment, Environmental Champ Award, 2008

    Pennsylvania Bar Association Gay & Lesbian Rights Committee, Appreciation Award, 2008

    Wharton Small Business Development Center, Appreciation Award, 2008

    17th District PDAC, Appreciation Award, 2008

    Casino-Free Philadelphia, Standing with the People Award, 2007

    Philadelphia Bar Association LGBT Rights Committee, Cheryl Ingram Advocate for Justice Award, 2007

    17th Police District, Certificate of Appreciation, 2007

    Clean Air Council, Environmental Leadership Award, 2007

    Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition, Certificate of Appreciation, May 1, 2004

    Bella Vista United Civic Association, Leader of the Year (2004)

    Pathways PA, Spirit of Leadership Award (2004)

    Friend of Children Award, Safety for Children Award (2003)

    Smoke Free PA, Distinguished Achievement Award (2003)

    Philadelphia 17th Police District, 17th Police District Leadership Award (2003), Certification of Appreciation 

    The Sameric Theatre Committee to Save the Sameric, Volunteer of the Week (2003)

    Philadelphia Business Journal and National Association of Women Business Owners, Women of
    Distinction Award (2003)

    PA Legislative Black Caucus, Recognition of Dedicated Service (2003)

    Women Legislative Lobby, Designated as a Pacesetter (2003)

    Democratic Leader H. William DeWeese, Nomination for Good Housekeeping Award (2002)

    Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition (SPARC), Certificate of Appreciation Award (2002)

    Capitol Area Democratic Women's Club, Democratic Woman Representative of the Year (2001)  

    Pennsylvania Consumer Action Network, Legislator of the Year Award (1999)

    Concerned Citizens of the Delaware Valley, Distinguished Public Service Award (1999)

    Family Planning Council, Recognition for Outstanding Service (1998)

    Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, President's Award (1998)

    Citizen Action, Legislator of the Year (1996)

    From All Walks of Life, AIDS WALK Certificate of Appreciation (1996)

    Project Vote Smart, National Honor Roll (1996)

    POPEC/Triangle Interests, Recognition of Support to the Lesbian Community (1996)

    Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Certificate of Appreciation (1996)

    Pennsylvania National Organization for Women, Molly Yard Women of Courage Award (1995)

    National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), Democrat of the Year Award (1995)

    Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, Legislator of the Year (1994)

    Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Retirement Chapter, Special Recognition (1994)

    Clean Air Council, Citation for Support of Stricter Automobile Emission Standards (1992)

    Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Annual Award of the Jewish Women's Studies Program for
    Outstanding Jewish Women (1992)

    Action AIDS Philadelphia, Certificate of Thanks for Outstanding Public Service

    Au Courant: Lesbian and Gay Newsmagazine, Person of the Year (1991)

    NARAL, Clara Bell Duvall Award for Courage and Leadership (1991)

    PA Association of Municipal Transportation Authorities (PAMTA), Certificate of Appreciation Award (1991)

    Philadelphia Gay News, Lambda Award: Most Supportive Elected Official (1986 and 1987)

    Please Touch Museum, Appreciation Award (1989 and 1990)

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Certificate of Commendation (1989)