Catholic Charities USA Presents Centennial Medal to Kathleen Flynn Fox

Oct 13, 2010, 10:00 ET from Catholic Charities USA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the 100-year-old social service network working to reduce poverty in America, has presented its Centennial Medal to Kathleen Flynn Fox of Naples, FL, and Plymouth, IN. Her volunteer service at local Catholic Charities agencies and on the Catholic Charities USA Board of Trustees exemplifies her commitment to the vision and mission of Catholic Charities USA.



Kathleen Flynn Fox's medal is a testament to over 30 years of dedicated service and advocacy on behalf of those most in need. Since 1980, she has been an avid volunteer working directly with children, promoting children's literacy, and supporting programs that help those with special needs. Since 2005, she has volunteered weekly at a literacy program for Head Start Children in Collier County, FL, working with families who do not speak English.

A graduate of  St. Mary's College of  Notre Dame, Fox has shared her business, marketing and communications expertise on the boards of numerous organizations including Catholic Charities USA, the Christ Child Society, Naples,  FL,  Catholic Charities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, the  Minnesota Women's Golf Association Foundation, and St. Joseph's Home for Children. For the past 3 years she has served as the chair of Catholic Charities USA's Centennial Steering Committee, guiding the planning and implementation of the historic Centennial Celebration.

"On behalf of the entire network, I thank Kathleen for her years of service and commitment to our mission," said Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. "We recognize Kathleen not only for her work on our Board of Trustees and as the chair of our Centennial Steering Committee, but more importantly for her deep concern for those in need. She has made a significant, long-lasting contribution to our work as a leader, a mentor, and an advocate for peace."

CCUSA is presenting 100 specially-commissioned Centennial Medals in honor of its 100th anniversary, marking a century of human services for the least among us. CCUSA was founded in 1910 "to bring about a sense of solidarity" among those in charitable ministries. Since 1910, CCUSA has encouraged professional social work practice, provided opportunities for training and networking, and served as a national voice and expert on poverty issues.

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Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrates its centennial anniversary.

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