Every year, St. Andrews honors an individual and an organization in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his service to all. Awards have been given since 2002.

2019 Award Recipients

The St. Andrew Parishioner Award was given to Louise Kasper, a parishioner of 40 years at St. Andrew, who was honored for her decades of volunteer work.

The Community Service Award went to Bobby Weinstock and Susan Emmons of Northwest Pilot Project who have a combined sixty years of service to elderly people who live in Portland’s downtown.

Previous Award Recipients

Year

Community Service Award    

St Andrew Parishioner

2002

Portland Firefighter Rick Fizer filed discrimination suit against the city and won

Jim Francesconi

Fr. Robert Krueger

2003

Archdiocese of Portland, African-American Affairs Coordinator – Sam Jackson, Jr.

Mary Anderson

2004

New Seasons Market, diverse workforce –

Founder Brian Rother    

Sr. Kathleen Stupfel, SNJM

Dr. Robert Hughley

2005

    

Jim Anderson

2006

No award

No award

2007

Oregon State Senate – Avel Gordly

Gary Kasper

2008

The Skanner Newspaper

Msgr. Charles Leinert

2009

 

 

2010

Nativity School – Scott Powers

Precision Castparts CEO, Mark Donegan –

   Support of Catholic education

Posthumously:

Lou Boston and Amanda Jackson

2011

18th Avenue Peace House: Ann & Bruce Huntwork

Capital Campaign Steering Committee

Maggie Gibson, Barbara Willer,

Fr. Robert Krueger

2012

St Andrew Legal Clinic –

Keith Raines and Tom Caruso

Jerry & Carol Bitz

2013

Better People – Clariner Boston

Msgr. Charles Lienert

2014

Oregon Labor Movement – Jean Eilers

Edna Hicks

2015

Jobs with Justice

Bobbie Foster

2016

St Mary’s Academy – Angela Sivers

Dr. Robert Hughley

2017

Veterans for Peace

Dr. Ann Turner & Catherine Bax

2018

St Andrew Nativity School – Lela Roberts

Alejandro Bautista

2019

Northwest Pilot Project –

Bobby Weinstock & Susan Emmons

Louise Kasper