Lila Bell Wallace
Born as Lila Bell Acheson, her father was a Presbyterian minister who brought his family to the USA when she was a child, and she grew up in the Midwest. She graduated from the University of Oregon (1917), taught at schools for two years, and then worked for the Young Women's Christian Association. She also studied at Ward Belmont.
The Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers Award was given in her memory from 1990–2000.
She died of heart failure in 1984. In her lifetime, she made philanthropic contributions estimated at $60 million.
- "Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers Awards". The Wallace Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- The American Presidency Project
- Lifetime Honors - National Medal of Arts