The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) is proud to announce its 2017 Good Samaritan Award recipient, Enrique Morones, Founder and Director of Border Angels. Mr. Morones will be awarded on September 30 at the 49th Annual NCDC Conference and Exposition in San Diego, CA.
The Good Samaritan Award was established in 1968 and is awarded annually at the NCDC Conference and Exposition. This award exemplifies concern for others through exceptional service. Members of religious communities, lay people, and non-NCDC members are eligible for nomination.
Mr. Morones is the Founder and Director of Border Angels, an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.
Criteria for The Good Samaritan Award include:
- The nominee’s life of service is an outstanding example of following the Gospel message, as manifested by the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
- The nominee’s service has also made a significant impact upon the lives of persons in need (regardless of the type of need).
- The nominee is actively engaged in, or recently associated with, such services.
- Active documentation is available or public knowledge is sufficient to support the nomination.
- The nominee must be available to accept the award in person at the NCDC Conference and Exposition.
The Executive Committee of the NCDC Board of Directors determines the final selection for the recipient of The Good Samaritan Award.