Last night Carthage College awarded me the Beacon Award. The Carthage Beacon Award honors each recipient for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program. The College is proud to recognize these alumni, whose actions illuminate those around them. I was selected for founding Andean Aid.
I stand in humbled awe given that over four years only twenty five awards have been given and there are thousands of alumni who have done wonderful things after graduation.
I would like to share this honor with the people who make the work of Andean Aid possible. Our fantastic board of directors, the board of our civil association Una Sonrisa Para Todos Venezuela, the board of our NGO Una Sonrisa Para Todos Colombia and the dedicated people who toil each day to build the child, build the church and build the community in Venezuela and Colombia.