2010 Bishop's Annual Appeal Wins International Award
August 26, 2010
The International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) has named the Diocese of Allentown's 2010 Bishop Annual Appeal the winner of the organization's award for Total Annual Appeal Effort.
The letter announcing the award noted the Diocesan appeal "reflected a diverse collection of time, talent and effort."
Each year the ICSC recognizes dioceses and parishes that have best promoted the theology of Stewardship during the year. A committee, comprised of Diocesan Stewardship and Development professionals from around the country, judged the submissions based upon originality and creativity.
James S. Friend, Jr, Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Allentown said, "We are very grateful to all the donors and volunteers who participated in this year's Appeal. This award is a reflection of their hard work and sacrifice for the benefit of thousands in our diocese."
The Bishop's Annual Appeal is an annual diocese-wide collection, the proceeds of which go to Health and Human Services, Catholic Life and Evangelization, Education and Formation of Seminarians. The 2010 appeal has, to date, raised over $3.9 million.
The International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) is a professional organization recognized internationally as a source of education, networking and information to advance the ministry of Christian stewardship as a way of life in the Catholic Church.
The award will be presented at the annual International Catholic Stewardship Conference in San Diego on September 19.
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