Evening of Gratitude 2020

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We are looking forward.

Della Strada Honoree Joe Gilbreath of Rise Up Industries and

the Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Awardee, Margie Carroll 

will be celebrated with joy when it is safe to set a new date and time.

We plan to send emails and printed invitations announcing the new date. Please be sure we have your correct contact information by contacting Margot at mhoward@ivcusa.org

2020 Della Strada Awardee

    Joe Gilbreath

Executive Director, Rise Up Industries

2020 Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award

Margie Carroll

IVC Regional Director 2007-2013, Co-Founder Solidarity on Tap, San Diego


Madonna Della Strada Awardees

2020 Joe Gilbreath

2019  Sister, Carmel Lohan, RSM

2018  Most Reverend John P. Dolan, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego

2017   Nativity Prep Academy

2016  Sr. Ann Durst, SHCJ

2014  Barry LaForge

2013  The Caster Family

2012  Rosemary Johnston

2011  Msgr. Donal Sheehan

2010  San Diego Catholic Worker

2009  Michele Dunne

2007  Fr. Gil Gentile, SJ


Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award established 2016

2020 Margie Carroll

2019    Pat and Ken Doyle ~ Ginger and Bob Infantino

2018   Carmela Cavero and Sr. Maureen Keegan

2017  Kathleen Murphy Spreen Christenson

The Madonna Della Strada Award is named after the first church that Ignatius and the early Jesuits obtained to serve the urban poor in the heart of Rome, the Sancta Maria Della Strada.  Today, the IVC Mdonna Della Strada Award is presented to a person or organization reflecting the Ignatian values of direct service to the poor and engaging in work that is dedicated to creating a just society.

The Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award honors an individual, who like Sheila O’ Malley (1949-2016) envisions the growth of IVC to serve people in need, deepen Ignatian spirituality and spread the Kingdom of God on earth everywhere.  With humility, love, relentless energy, empathy and enthusiasm, the recipient of this award mentors others and leads with a sense of humor.  This award is presented with joy to a person of prayer, faith and discernment.

Photos from 2019

Photos from 2018 Evening of Gratitude