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June 25, 2021, Chicago – The Adrian Dominican Congregation received two awards from the Catholic Media Association for a video and for its 2020-2021 Annual Report. 

The Catholic Media Association announced the awards on June 10, 2021, at the end of its virtual annual conference. Normally, during in-person conferences, the awards are announced at a closing awards banquet.

The Adrian Dominican Sisters received the following awards:

  • Hope for Haina,” a video produced as part of a series of Christmas fundraising videos, took Honorable Mention in the category of Best Freestanding Presentation of an Online Video: Social Justice Issues. The video explores the work and the benefits of a medical clinic, supported by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, that has offered healthcare and hope to roughly 15,000 children and adults living in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic. Recognized for this project were Ashley (LaVigne) Concord, Project Coordinator and Interviewer, and Scott Miller, Videographer and Editor. 

  • The Greatest of These Is Love,” the 2020-2021 Annual Report for the Adrian Dominican Congregation, took third place in the category of Best Annual Report for a Catholic Nonprofit Organization. “This report excels in its attention to specific, tangible outcomes from donor donations, as well as contextualizing profiles in terms of their financial need and reliance on donations,” the judges wrote. Among those recognized for the project were Angela Kessler, Editor; Amy Palmer, Director of Development; Barbara Kelley, OP, Writer; and Ashley Duke, Graphic Designer.

The video and annual report involved the team efforts of the Adrian Dominican Congregation’s Development and Communications Departments. Along with the staff members already mentioned, they include Sheila Wathen, Communications, and Laura Brosamer, Sister Kathleen Schanz, OP, Catherine Witt, and Jolene Witt, Development.

 

Feature photo: A video on Hope for Haina, a medical clinic that has served 15,000 adults and children in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic, received Honorable Mention from the Catholic Media Association. 


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June 28, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida – Adrian Dominican Sisters received three awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) in recognition of the Congregation’s efforts to share its story and Mission with the public. The awards were announced June 21, 2019, during the awards banquet of the CPA’s 2019 Catholic Media Conference June 18-21 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Congregation received the following awards:

  • Second Place: Best Annual Report for Catholic Nonprofit Organizations for Hearts of Hope, the 2017-2018 Annual Report. “Clear concise language illustrated the accomplishments, goals, services, resources in a succinct way,” the judges noted. “Graphics are concise and aid in comprehension. Overall report gives the reader a sense of the organization’s character as well.”

  • Honorable Mention: Best Presentation of Online Videos for Ripples of Faith: A Sister’s Story, an Office of Development Christmas campaign video featuring the life and ministries of Sister Mary Margaret (Sis) Beh, OP. The video faced stiff competition; the top three awards went to America Magazine, the Diocese of Savannah, and Catholic News Service.

  • Honorable Mention: Best E-newsletter for Veritas, a monthly newsletter that gives a comprehensive view of recent events and upcoming programs of the Congregation. 

The awards were the result of the collaborative efforts of the Offices Communications and Development. 

Co-workers in Communications are Angie Kessler, Director; Sheila Wathen, Assistant Director; Sister Barbara Kelley, OP, Writer; Ashley LaVigne, Social Media Specialist; Scott Miller, Videographer; and Ashley Saxton, Graphic Designer. Jessica Havens was the Graphic Designer in 2018, the period covered by the 2019 CPA awards. 

Co-workers in Development are Amy Palmer, Director; Diane Bach, Development Office Coordinator; Sister Kathleen Schanz, OP, Donor Relations; and Laura Brosamer and Jolene Witt, Office Assistants. 


 

 

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