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The Spirit of Service Awards Dinner provides an opportunity for business, community, education human and social service as well as health care institution leaders of central Indiana to join in celebrating those who have dedicated their lives in a spirit of service to others. It also provides an opportunity to recognize the continuing impact Catholic Charities Indianapolis has among the poor and vulnerable in our midst.
This year's keynote speaker is former Indiana Fever Forward and 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist Tamika Catchings. Tamika's being named as the first receipient of the "ESPN Humanitarian Award in 2015 and an 11-year run of community service by her Catch the Stars Foundation are testament to her work off the court."
This year's theme, "Shooting for Gold Medal Standard in Service" recognizes the goal that Catholic Charities Indianapolis has set to provide quality services within our community for people in need. As this is primarily a corporate event, the focus is on "Helping Businesses Help People."
Spirit of Service - Don and Karen Beckwith - St. Barnabas Parish and H.O.O.P.
Spirit of Service - Gary Gadomski - St. Luke Parish and Beggars for the Poor
Youth Award - Grace Albertson - St. Mark the Evangelist Parish and Roncalli High School
Corporate Service - Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, P.C.
SPIRIT OF SERVICE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Gregg M. Wallander
Immediate Past Event Chair
Brian L. Baker
David J. Bethuram
Dr. James Callaghan
Brian E. Burkert
Gregory F. Hahn
Deacon Ronald C. Pirau
Vincent J. Saul
Valerie L. Sperka
Steven B. Stapleton
Nicholas J. Svarczkopf
Sister Marcene O.S.F.
Nominating Committee Co-Chairs
NEWS STORIES FOR THIS YEAR:
Tamika Catchings to join Pacers Sports & Enterrainment front office - April 18, 2017
Tamkia Catchings will speak at Spirit of Service Awards dinner - March 31, 2017
Volunteer's "joyful work" uplifts people in need - March 31, 2017
Teen's touching welcome leads to friendship, dinner - March 31, 2017
"God moments" bless couple who help the homeless - March 31, 2017
Award-winning Indianapolis law firm demonstrates spirit of caring - March 31, 2017
NEWS STORIES FROM LAST YEAR:
NEWS STORIES FROM 2015:
2015 SPIRIT OF SERVICE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jack Doyle -- Indianapolis Colts' Tight-end #84 (photo courtesy of Rich Clark)
‘Breakthrough moments’ shape Spirit of Service winners - April 10, 2015
Spirit of Service honorees help ‘transform the world’ - May 8, 2015
NEWS STORIES FROM OTHER YEARS:
2014 SPONSOR THANK YOU IBJ May 12, 2014 issue