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SOAR! Honors Helene Shepard
With Special Award
National Regent Presents SOAR! With $10,000 Check
National Public Relations Director
ational Regent Helene Shepard was awarded
the Inaugural Dorothy Day Service Award from
SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), one of the
five Catholic Daughter National Projects. She received
the award at SOAR!'s annual awards banquet in New York
City. The event was attended by many Catholic Daughters,
including the entire national board, whose members flew
to New York from California, South Dakota and other
states across the country for three days of meetings and to
support Helene and SOAR!.
Upon accepting the award, Helene presented a check
for $10,000 to SOAR! President Sister Kathleen Lunsmann
on behalf of Catholic Daughters nationwide. The Catholic
Daughters are proud that in addition to donating
generously through the years, they were instrumental in
providing "seed money" when SOAR! was formed in the
summer of 1986.
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The Dorothy Day Service Award is a new award for
volunteer service that was instituted by SOAR!'s board
of directors. It recognizes individuals for "volunteerism,
leadership and advocacy work to promote the common
good and for working to move beyond community service."
SOAR! chose to honor Helene with this award "for the
Catholic values she models, the talents she willingly
shares, and the gift of herself which keeps on giving.
Helene has long been admired by the SOAR! staff and
board of directors for her generosity of spirit."
Kathryn Caballero, chair of the board of SOAR!,
commented that Helene is an inspiration to her as a
professional woman able to lead and motivate others with
kindness. Sister Kathleen added, "Helene is a true servant
leader. She leads by example from a foundation of faith -
and that is a gift."
Helene said that she supports SOAR! because of the