November 17, 2021

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Awarded the Signum Fidei Medal by The La Salle University Alumni Association

 

Pictured left to right: James Logan, Executive Director of Saint Francis & Saint Vincent Homes; Deacon Franz Fruehwald, Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Human Services; Jacqueline Delaney, Catholic Social Services Board Member; James Black, Director of Catholic Social Services’ Youth Services Division; and Timothy Duffy, archdiocesan Assistant Controller.

The award is La Salle University Alumni Association’s highest form of recognition and has been given annually since 1942.

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) has been awarded The Signum Fidei Medal by the La Salle University Alumni Association. The award was presented on November 12, 2021 at the annual La Salle University Alumni Association Awards Dinner.

Each year, the award is given to recognize achievements in accord with the established aims of La Salle University and the objectives of the Brothers of the Christian schools.

CSS was selected for this award for its commitment to caring for our neighbors in need and for positively impacting the lives of men, women, and children for over 200 years.

Through its broad range of community-based and residential programs, CSS benefits more than 175,000 individuals of all faiths annually throughout the five-county Philadelphia area as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church.

James T. Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, accepted the award on behalf of CSS. He was joined by CSS administrators, staff, and supporters.

“We are honored to be awarded the prestigious Signum Fidei Medal and respectfully receive this on behalf of the many Catholic Social Services staff who diligently work day in and day out serving those most in need in our local community,” said James Amato.

The La Salle University Alumni Association Awards Dinner is held each year part of Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Background Information on The Signum Fidei Medal

The Signum Fidei Medal, La Salle University Alumni Association’s highest form of recognition, has been given annually since 1942 to individuals or groups who have “made most noteworthy contributions to the advancement of humanitarian principles in keeping with the Christian-Judeo tradition” and “in harmony with the established aims of La Salle University and the objectives of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.”  The Medal derives its name from the motto of the Christian Brothers – “Sign of Faith”.

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Editor’s note: For more information on Catholic Social Service of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/.

For more information on the La Salle University Alumni Association, please visit https://www.lasalle.edu/alumni/about/alumni-association/.

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