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We are proud to present our 2019 Honorees for this year's Cardinal's Award.

You can learn a lot about who David and Mario Borgatello’s and his family-owned and operated business, MarBorg Industries, are by how they respond to community needs.

Like when the Thomas Fire and the subsequent flooding and mudslides brought much of Santa Barbara, their hometown, to a standstill.

With thousands of residents scrambling to save lives and property, with automobile and train access made impossible by road and rail closures, and with public services severely

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“If you believe in community, you believe in giving back because that is part of our faith. That’s why I am here.” Her faith is what Dorene Dominguez intertwined with her drive to give hope to children by creating the Dominguez Dream in 2004, a non-profit foundation in memory of her late father, H. Frank Dominguez.

“My father believed in the importance of education and giving back to your community,” said Dorene, who leads the Vanir Group of Companies Inc. that her father founded.

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In the weekly bulletin of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Pasadena, there’s a regular posting about the Ministry of the Sick.

As the mission statement explains, volunteers are needed to visit the sick who are homebound, in nursing homes, and in senior housing facilities.

Colleen Roohan is listed as the contact, with her a phone number and email.

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Bill Simon’s idea of a good day is pretty simple: “A beautiful day is when I say a prayer, read a book, break a sweat, and help someone who can’t pay me pack. I usually sleep pretty well on those nights.”

This description has changed over the years with his maturing faith.

Growing up in New Jersey as the oldest of seven children, Simon graduated from Williams College and Boston College Law School. He was appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, serving under Rudolph

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Paul Tosetti’s experience as a transactional lawyer taught him to see the bigger picture.

So when Archbishop Gomez called him to discuss this year’s Award, recognizing his 20 years of leadership work with Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Tosetti defaulted to his negotiating skills.

He tried to talk the Archbishop out of it.

“I’ve been to this Ceremony, and seen the extraordinary contributions that deserving recipients had made. It wasn’t false modesty – I just didn’t see my work as in the same

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2018 Honorees

2017 Honorees

2016 Honorees

2015 Honorees

2014 Honorees

2013 Honorees

2012 Honorees

2011 Honorees

2010 Honorees

2009 Honorees

Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead
Christopher Alders
Leo Lagasse, M.D.
Virginia Schneider
Vin Scully

2008 Honorees

H. Richard Closson †
Antoinette Hodgkiss
Dorothy King
Gary Krauss
Reverend Robert B. Lawton, S.J.

2007 Honorees

Fe Israel Benito
Richard C. Dunn †
Anita Finie
Philip M. Hawley
Dr. Steven B. Sample †

2006 Honorees

Deacon Hosea Alexander
Mary Pat Cooper
Fran Curry †
Dr. Clyde V. Von der Ahe †
William M. Wardlaw

2005 Honorees

David Frelinger, M.D. †
June Gleason
Stanley Hayden †
Joan Payden
Reverend Monsignor John Sheridan †

2004 Honorees

Robert H. Ahmanson †
Kathleen Leavey McCarthy
Sister Cecilia Louise Moore, C. S. J. †
John O’Keefe
Edward Rose

2003 Honorees

William M. Close
Richard A. Grant, Jr.
Barbara Hudson
Mary Ann McEveety
Reynaldo Rojo
John F. Watkins

2002 Honorees

Vivian Burgess
Edward Illig
Thomas Laubacher, Sr. †
Sister Mary Jean Meier, R.S.M. †
Hilmar Rosenast

2001 Honorees

Joseph Campanella
Iva May Carrico †
Brother Patrick Corr, O.H.
Robert F. Erburu †
Margaret Jagels †

2000 Honorees

Deacon Frank Dieter †
Mary Dohn †
Stafford Grady †
Edith Piczek
Isabel Piczek †

1999 Honorees

Stan Chambers †
William H. Edwards †
Irene R. Elshoff
Norma L. Gonzales
William S. Mortensen

1998 Honorees

Albert J. Centofante †
Veronica H. Dysart
Marie C. Poyer †
Robert A. Smith, III
Lew R. Wasserman †

1997 Honorees

Sister Eileen Doherty, I.H.M. †
Sister Edna Doherty, I.H.M. †
Sister Michael Doherty, I.H.M. †
Helen M. Guho
William C. Rivera
Paul F. Salamunovich †
Most Reverend John J. Ward, D.D. †

1996 Honorees

Robert T. Campion †
Frances S. Morehart
Josephine Wayne Nigg †
John F. Shea
Roger M. Sullivan

1995 Honorees

Stephen D. Gavin †
Gloria N. Griffin
Ivan Houston
William T. Huston †
Gertrude M. Roberts †

1994 Honorees

William H. Hannon †
Justice Mildred L. Lillie †
Kenneth O. Olsen
Grace M. Rinaldi

1993 Honorees

Alphonse J. Antczak*
Charles F. Bannan*
Rev. Newman C. Eberhardt, C. M. †
Peggy J. Ferry †
Anne D. Kenney †

1992 Honorees

Dolores D. Hope †
Gerald J. Lynch †
Margaret E. Rendler †
Wilfred L. Von der Ahe †

1991 Honorees

Thomas P. Pike †
Robert A. Smith, Jr. †
Helen H. Walsh †

1990 Honorees

Sir Daniel J. Donohue †
Marian Hancock †
William R. Hayden †
Dorothy Leavey †
Cyril C. Nigg †

† Deceased