Sister Clare Award
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University of St. Francis, Joliet IL

Sister Clare Award will be presented to Diane Nilan, HEAR US founder and president for her decades of dedication to homeless persons.

The award will be presented in the Sue Turk Theater at USF, 7:00 pm, March 12, followed by a reception.

Those wishing to attend are asked to bring nonperishable food items (for Daybreak Shelter) or school supplies (for District 86 homeless students).

The Sister Clare Award:
Given in the spirit of Clare of Assisi, this award recognizes women of vision who have transformed the world in their time. Potential nominees must be women who make a positive, transformative impact in the community; inspire and serve as role models for other women; and are committed to nature, the planet and/or society.


NOTE! An anonymous donor will match donations made to HEAR US in her honor up to $10,000.

A special website has been set up for these donations, or you can mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

115 E. Ogden Ave. 117-329
Naperville, IL 60563

Read the article that HEAR US board member Marilyn McGowan wrote about Diane.

Read the article that HEAR US friend/advisory member Pat LaMarche wrote about Diane.

HEAR US News Release 2/28/14


Online fundraising for Sister Clare Award Matching Grant