The Johnston Faith Award
The Johnston Faith Award was named in honor of Brother John Johnston, FSC (1933-2007). This award recognizes a supporter of the Lasallian Volunteers through their time, talent or treasure. During his service to the Midwest District, the USA/Toronto Region and eventually the Institute on an International level, Brother John was an avid supporter of the LVs. John made it a point to know what was happening with current volunteers, vocally support the service LVs provided in Christian Brothers ministries across the country, and to meet them whenever the chance arose. The recipient of this award is a supporter who has expressed and/or demonstrated great faith in the work of Lasallian Volunteers.
The Bassen Service Award
The Bassen Service Award was named in honor of Brother Christopher Bassen, FSC (1942-2006). This award recognizes an alumnus of the Lasallian Volunteers who has continued a life of service since their volunteer year(s). Brother Chris lived and breathed De La Salle’s mission of service to the poor. Chris nourished and made real his dream of the Lasallian Educational Opportunities (L.E.O.) Center in Oakland, CA. L.E.O. continues to provide educational opportunity to “at-risk” youth and adults who may otherwise not receive the assistance, guidance and resources they need. The recipient of this award is an alumnus of the Lasallian Volunteer program who has incorporated the value of Lasallian service to the poor into the fabric of his/her life.
The Farrell Community Award
The Farrell Community Award was named in honor of Brother Michael Farrell, FSC (1940-2009). This award recognizes a Christian Brother and/or Lasallian Partner in Community who has lived with Lasallian Volunteers. Brother Michael lived in shared community with Lasallian Volunteers for 10 years. While living with LVs, Michael went out of his way to walk beside them, learn the intricacies of their stories and lives, and challenge their growth. All the while, Michael invited and expected LVs to do the same. The recipient of this award is a Christian Brother and/or Lasallian Partner in Community who holds the community experience in high esteem for him/herself and shares it with the LVs.