The 2016 Lasallian Volunteers FSC Awards will honor three Lasallians from the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO). The FSC Awards celebrate supporters of Lasallian Volunteers (LV) who have made notable contributions to the program.
This year, LVs will honor Brother Jonathan Cord, FSC, with the Farrell Community Award, Marilyn Paquette with the Bassen Service Award, and Dr. Carole Swain with the Johnston Faith Award. They will be honored October 1, 2016, in a ceremony at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, which is sponsoring the event. The awards are named in the spirit of three Brothers who embodied the LV values of faith, service and community during their lifetimes.
The Farrell Community Award, named in honor of Brother Michael Farrell, FSC (1940-2009), recognizes supporters who have lived in community with Lasallian Volunteers. LVs chose Brother Jonathan for this honor to celebrate the strong and positive impact he has had on LVs he has lived with in the San Miguel Community in Tucson, Arizona, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers Community in Portland, Oregon. Brother Jonathan, an alumnus of both Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California, and Saint Mary’s College of California, currently serves as the office manager for the Corporate Work Study Program at San Miguel High School in Tucson, where he has lived and worked since 2009. Since 1966, he has served in a number of Lasallian schools and as director of several communities.
The Bassen Service Award, named in honor of Brother Christopher Bassen, FSC (1942-2006), recognizes LV alumni who have continued a life of service. LVs selected Paquette for this award to honor her continued service to the mission and LV program as board member, site director and mentor. Paquette, a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California, served as an LV for two years at The San Miguel School of Providence in Rhode Island. She went on to serve at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco, California, and Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California. She also was director of Lasallian Student Programs for the former District of San Francisco. She is now principal of De La Salle Academy in Concord, California, a San Miguel model school she helped start in 2014.
The Johnston Faith Award, named in honor of Brother John Johnston, FSC (1933-2007), recognizes supporters who have demonstrated great faith in the work of LVs by sharing time, talent or treasure. LV chose Swain for this award because of the support she has given to every facet of the LV program, from recruitment to LV Scholars. Swain is vice president for mission at Saint Mary’s College of California and directs the Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis on Lasallian Students and the Lasallian Educator Fellowship programs. Swain has served as chair of the boards of De Marillac Academy in San Francisco and De La Salle High School in Concord. She was a founding member of the Lasallian Education Council for the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN).
To register to attend the FSC Awards, contact Christopher Anderson at email@example.com or 202-529-0047. To reserve a spot online, visit the LV donation page, make a suggested donation of $50 per person or $350 for table of eight, and note “FSC Awards” in the comment section.
Recipients are selected on a rotating basis between the Districts in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). The 2017 recipients will be selected from the District of Eastern North America. LVs gave out the first FSC Awards in 2010.
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