The Lasallian Volunteers F.S.C. Awards are a small way to show appreciation to individuals whose involvement in our mission makes our service possible. The recipients are honored in the spirit of three Christian Brothers who embodied the Lasallian Volunteers values of Faith, Service and Community during their lifetime. The awards will be presented annually and will be rotated between the Districts of the Christian Brothers to celebrate our national reach.

The Johnston Faith Award

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The Johnston Faith Award was named in honor of Brother John Johnston, FSC (1933-2007). This award recognizes a supporter of Lasallian Volunteers through their time, talent or treasure. During his service to the Midwest District, the Region and eventually the Institute, Brother John was an avid supporter of the LVs. He made it a point to know what was happening with current volunteers, to vocally support the service LVs provided in Lasallian 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

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The Bassen Service Award was named in honor of Brother Christopher Bassen, FSC (1942-2006). This award recognizes an alumnus of Lasallian Volunteers who continues to live a life of service since his/her volunteer year(s). Brother Chris lived and breathed De La Salle’s mission of service with the poor. He nourished and made real his dream of the Lifelong Educational Opportunities Center (L.E.O.) in Oakland, California. The L.E.O. Center 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 Lasallian Volunteers who has incorporated the value of Lasallian service with the poor into the fabric of his/her life.

The Farrell Community Award

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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 who has lived with Lasallian Volunteers in community. Brother Michael lived in shared community with Lasallian Volunteers for 10 years. While living with LVs, Brother 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, he invited and expected LVs to do the same. The recipient of this award is a Christian Brother and/or Lasallian Partner who holds the community experience in high esteem for himself/herself and shares it with the LVs.

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2018 Award Recipients: Midwest District

Peg Hodapp: The Johnston Faith Award
Andrew Blake, LV 03-05: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Leo Kramper: The Farrell Community Award

2017 Award Recipients: District of Eastern North America

Daniel Brenner: The Johnston Faith Award
Kerry Conroy, LV 99-01: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Joseph Mahon: The Farrell Community Award

2016 Award Recipients: Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans

Carole Swain: The Johnston Faith Award
Marilyn Paquette, LV 99-01: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Jonathan Cord: The Farrell Community Award

2015 Award Recipients: Midwest District

Br. James Gaffney: The Johnston Faith Award
Br. Stephen Markham: The Johnston Faith Award
Tad Smith, LV 90-92: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Robert Walsh: The Farrell Community Award

2014  Award Recipients: District of Eastern North America

Br. Brian Henderson: The Johnston Faith Award
Sarah Laitinen, LV 07-09: The Bassen Service Award
Jim Ruck & Gail Britanik, LVs 95-96: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Michael Reis: The Farrell Community Award

2013 Award Recipients: New Orleans – Sante Fe District

Br. Thomas Ward: The Johnston Faith Award
Daniel & Sarah Jane Maher, LVs, 07-09: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Nick Gonzalez: The Farrell Community Award

2012 Award Recipients: San Francisco District

BJ Cassin: The Johnston Faith Award
Chris Giangregorio, LV 01-03: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Anthony Lenz: The Farrell Community Award

2011 Award Recipients: Midwest District

Shirley Heck: The Johnston Faith Award
Jeb Myers, LV 97-00: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Edwin Dupre: The Farrell Community Award

2010 Award Recipients: District of Eastern North America

Tom and Joanne Darnowski: The Johnston Faith Award
Heather Ruple, LV 01-03: The Bassen Service Award
Br. Ed Gallagher: The Farrell Community Award