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Presidential Humanitarian Award Recipients

The Neumann University Presidential Humanitarian Award was established in honor of Dr. Rosalie M. and Anthony D. Mirenda. This award is given to an individual whose life reflects a commitment to serve humanity and empower the underserved in our society; devotion to religious and family values; dedication to excellence; value for philanthropy and giving back; willingness to take risks in the pursuit of vision; and a demonstrated value for education and a positive intellectual life.


Presidential Humanitarian Award Recipients


Stephen E. Barrar is serving his sixth term as representative of the 160th Legislative
District of Pennsylvania. He serves as Republican Chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, and sits on the House Liquor Control Committee. He previously served as an Upper Chichester Township commissioner and board president. A graduate of Interboro High School, he is involved in several local and community groups, and was named an honorary member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for his support of disabled veterans.

Jack Holefelder is board chair of Iron Workers Bank, president emeritus of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and president and CEO of Holefelder Brothers, Inc. He has given years of community service as chair, president, treasurer, and/or board member of many service and professional organizations. He is the recipient of several awards, including the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam; the Delaware County Community Service Award; and the American Cable Award for Program Excellence. He was inducted into the St. James High School Hall of Fame, and is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Guy Gundaker Fellow.

Faith Holefelder worked for the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for 23
years and was advertising manager of the Delaware County Today Almanac. A Paul Harris and Gundaker Fellow, she is a member of the Rotary Club of Chester, the Beyond Ourselves organization in Florida, and the Rotary District 7450 Rotaplast Committee, where she also served as co-chair. As a participant on eight missions, she and Jack reached a momentous milestone last July in Cumana, Venezuela, by providing new smiles to 1000 children born with cleft lips and palates in various parts of the world.

Previous Award Recipients

2013   H. Edward Hanway & Ellen M. Hanway 2007   Daniel E. Kennedy
2012   The Ministry of Caring, Inc.
Kerry Frazer
2006  Pierce J. & Mary Kathleen Keating
2011   Senator Dominic F. Pileggi 2005  The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
         Drs. Gino G. & Mary E. Longo Papola
2010   Sister Theodore Kingseisen, OSF
          Bill Baldini
2004  Pat Ciarrocchi
2009   Sister Leslie Birks, OSF ‘72
          Father John P. McNamee
2003  Jim Murray
2008   Brian P. Tierney
2002  Patrick L. Meehan, Esq.

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