Emily Rauh Pulitzer is the chair of the Board for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, founder of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an alumna of Bryn Mawr, Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and Harvard University. She served on the board of Pulitzer Inc. and the Harvard University's Board of Overseers, and chaired the Committee to Visit the Harvard University Art Museums. She is a life trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, a board member of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Grand Center, and an honorary board member of the St. Louis Art Museum. In recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the arts, she has been awarded the National Medal of Arts, the St. Louis Award, the Independent Curators International's Leo Award, the Harvard Medal, the Duncan Phillips Award, the Cincinnati Art Award, and the Pioneer Spirit Award. She has received honorary degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis University, the Aquinas Institute of Theology, and the University of Missouri, St. Louis.