September 2011

DePaul honored three accomplished public servants with its highest award to recognize their efforts to empower people living in poverty. Honored were Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist who founded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and pioneered microfinance; Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C., CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States who was instrumental in expanding heath care access to millions who could not afford it; and Msgr. Michael Boland, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which operates 159 programs throughout the metropolitan area. He directs a staff of more than 2,500 employees and 11,000 volunteers to deliver social services to every community in the archdiocese. ​​​​​​​