RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 28, 2011) – The Catholic Volunteer Network presented Cabrini College with the Father George Mader Award for the College’s commitment to fostering faith-based volunteer service. President Marie George accepted the award on the College’s behalf at a ceremony in Philadelphia on Nov. 17.
The Network honored Cabrini for incorporating service learning into academics, for offering students service opportunities locally and globally, for the College’s partnership with Catholic Relief Services, and for the Justice Matters curriculum. The Network hailed Justice Matters as a “pioneering … curriculum, which provides students with a greater understanding of social problems, possible solutions, and the ability to effect change.”
The Catholic Volunteer Network is an organization of full-time, faith-based volunteer service programs. The network is comprised of nearly 200 member programs which place more than 14,000 volunteers annually in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 100 countries. The Cabrini Mission Corps—the lay mission program of Cabrini College’s sponsoring order, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—is one of the Network’s members.
Father George Mader served the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. He and his sister, Patricia, founded what is today known as the Catholic Volunteer Network. Past recipients of the award include Senator Harris Wofford; the Catholic Worker Movement; and the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. Nearly 2,000 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.