RENEW International 40th Anniversary Gala Honorees

President's Award
Leslie Quick, III
Awarded to that individual who through his/her actions and support,
have advanced RENEW’s mission of evangelization, spiritual renewal,
and faith formation and played a significant role in bringing those efforts to
individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout the world.

Les Quick co-founded Massey Quick (now Massey Quick Simon) in 2004. He began his career in 1975 as the fourth employee of Quick and Reilly Inc., the first New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) member to offer discount stock brokerage to the investing public. During his 28 years with the firm, Les had many roles and was a key member of the management team that built the firm’s branch network. He also was the company liaison in 1983 when it went public and became listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Charitable giving plays a big role in Mr. Quick’s life. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hudson, Essex and Union Counties. He also serves on the boards of the Bishop's Finance Council for the Diocese of Metuchen and the Finance Council for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. “It’s important to give back,” Les says. Les lives in Bernardsville, NJ with his wife, Eileen. They have four adult children (Christopher and Elizabeth, Ryan, Kelsey, and Maura).

Spirit of RENEW Award
Thomas J. Quinlan, III
Awarded to that individual who through his/her actions,
in both private and public life, has exemplified the Catholic values
central to the mission of RENEW and through word and deed,
spread that message of the Gospel to all.

Thomas Quinlan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LSC Communications, a global leader in traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products that serves the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers, with over 20,000 employees with operations in Europe, Canada and Mexico. Tom is active in supporting organizations that focus on literacy, health and development and is a Director for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and on the Board of Trustees for Pace University. In 2011, Mr. Quinlan received AJC's National Human Relations Award, which honors professional and philanthropic leadership. Mr. Quinlan holds an MBA in Finance from St. John's University, which recognized him with its Outstanding Alumni Achievement Medal in 2010, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration from Pace University, which conferred upon him an Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Science and presented him with its 46th Leaders in Management Award in 2009.

Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler Award
Awarded to a person who exemplifies one or more of the remarkable qualities of Father Tom:
demonstrates a visionary and missionary spirit of Church renewal, committed to justice as integral to faith,
dedicated to the formation of lay leadership and
devoted to spiritual renewal through the building of small Christian communities.

This year, RENEW is proud to honor three women who were critical to the founding of RENEW International and represent the many religious and lay women who have been integral to RENEW's mission over the last 40 years.
Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP
Sr. Donna is all about helping organizations work better — especially if the organization is a Catholic parish. Donna is director of Church Leadership Consultation, which promotes parish vitality and pastoral direction, leadership development and faith formation. While at RENEW, Donna worked in nearly 100 dioceses in the United States and Canada, as well as in Scotland, England, Ireland, Cameroon, South Africa, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, India, the Philippines and more. Donna also serves on the board of trustees of Caldwell University and the Center for Ministry Development, and is chairperson of the North American Forum for Small Christian Communities. Donna served at RENEW from 1981 to 1993.
Catherine Martin, Ph.D.
Catherine is a retired Professor of Theology at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. She is an educator, prolific author, and presenter on Theology and Spirituality. An experienced Administrator in religious and educational institutions, Cathy has a passion for parish ministry. After her time at RENEW, she married and ministered in a number of Archdiocese of Newark parishes. Her current specialties are Circus Spirituality and Small Faith Communities. Cathy was RENEW’s co-director from 1978 to 1981.
Sr. Suzanne Golas, csjp
Sr. Suzanne was the first paid employee of RENEW and championed the social justice efforts of the original RENEW process. She is the “founding mother” of WATERSPIRIT (an ecology and spirituality ministry which helps people deepen their consciousness of the sacredness and interdependence of all creation with a focus on the role of water as critical in sustaining life) and continues to serve as its director. Suzanne also serves as the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace’s non-governmental organization (NGO) representative at the United Nations where she concentrates on sustainable development and environmental issues, specifically water. Suzanne was at RENEW from 1978 to 1980.

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If you would like more information on our Gala,
please contact Sr. Honora Nolty, OP at 908-769-5400 ext. 162.