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.

2022 Award Recipients

The St. Andrew Parishioner Award was given to Tony Jones, a St. Andrew parishioner since 2011, who has served in a variety of parish roles including the MLK Committee and as a lector and Gospel Choir member, as well as serving the poor and minorities in the community. He is currently the chair of the African American Catholic Community of Oregon.

The Community Service Award went to Terrance Moses and his organization, Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Terrance became involved with collecting the trash of homeless camps in 2016, and saw this as a widespread problem and one that he could assist with. Terrance now hauls about 3 2-ton loads to the dump every day, while also delivering food and toiletries to homeless camps. His organization is now a non-profit with 34 volunteers.

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: Jerry Bitz, Trish Bradley, Isabel Camacho, Gordon Dickey, Lisa Hatten, Martina Murray, Paul Olson John Soisson

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

2020

Ann Schneider

Fr. David Zegar

2021

cameron whitten

Trish Bradley

2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Terrance Moses

Tony Jones