Bishop Francis Award
About the Award
Catholic Volunteer Network bestows the Bishop Joseph A. Francis Award on individuals or groups that have demonstrated exemplary service to their local communities.
Most Reverend Joseph A. Francis, S.V.D. served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. He was the Episcopal Advisor for Catholic Volunteer Network from 1976 until his death in 1997. His wisdom and guidance helped the organization grow from a diocesan project in Newark to a national membership organization and resource center for faith-based volunteer programs.
As Bishop Francis gave so much of himself to the Church, society and Catholic Volunteer Network, the individuals and organizations that are honored in his name will likewise have made great strides in bettering the world around them.
2014 Bishop Joseph A. Francis Award
We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 6th Annual Bishop Francis Award: WGL/Washington Gas. The leadership at WGL believes citizenship is not just residing or doing business in the communities they serve, but being active members and contributing to the well-being of everyone. Year-round, Washington Gas employees dedicate thousands of volunteer hours through company-sponsored projects that focus on health, education, and the environment. The company also has an extensive charitable giving program, supporting non-profit organizations working in education, environment, and health.
Join us for the 2014 Bishop Francis Award Ceremony
Since 2007, the Bishop Francis Award has honored those who have shown a great commitment to volunteerism, notably those serving in the Washington, D.C. area. Our award recipients include:
Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, & Young, LLP
The Knights of Columbus State Councils of Maryland and the District of Columbia
Catholic Business Network of Prince George's County, Maryland