RENEW International 20th Dinner Gala Honorees
Awarded to an individual who demonstrates his Catholic values in his personal and professional life and whose leadership makes a positive contribution to the broader community.
Robert Thomson is chief executive of News Corp, a global company comprised of businesses across a range of media. Mr. Thomson began his journalistic career in 1979 at The Herald in Melbourne and later The Sydney Morning Herald. He was a correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing and held positions with the Financial Times, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal. He has assisted with the renovation of Old St. Patrick's Basilica in SoHo, NYC. He and his wife Wang Ping have two sons, Jack and Luke.
|Spirit of RENEW Award|
Dr. Alice Beal
Awarded to an individual who through her actions has exemplified the Christian value of service central to the mission of RENEW International.
Dr. Beal is director of palliative care service for the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, treating veterans, teaching nurses, physicians and students, and working closely with local hospices. In 2011, The American Cancer Society of Brooklyn acknowledged her outstanding contributions to hospice and palliative medicine and declared her a Woman of Excellence in the Field of Medicine. Alice and her husband, William F. Kuntz, have three children, William Kuntz Jr, Dr. Kate Kuntz Meleney, and Liz Kuntz.
|James J. Nolan Award|
Monsignor Richard M. Liddy, Ph.D.
The Nolan Award was established
“to honor one or more individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service
to the business community, the Catholic Church, and society.”
Msgr. Liddy is the University Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture and the Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University. He is a Bernard Lonergan scholar and member of the University’s Department of Religion. Msgr. Liddy has said: “The Catholicity of Seton Hall is a call to action and a commitment to building a life that is both faithful to the past and open to the future.” Msgr. Liddy has dedicated his life to developing leaders in mind, heart, and spirit.
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