Ms. Alisa Macksey, Br. Joseph Reilly, and Mr. Peter Scalamandre are recognized at the 48th Annual Christmas Dinner
12/5/10 – Woodbury, NY – As part of the 48th Annual Christmas Dinner hosted by the Familiares at the Crest Hollow Country Club, three Lasallians were honored for their continued contributions to the Christian Brothers Mission: Ms. Alisa Macksey, Br. Joseph Reilly, and Mr. Peter Scalamandre.
The Familiares is an organization of laypersons who are associates of The Brothers of the Christian Schools, more specifically in the historic Long Island – New England District. For over 40 years, the Familiares have worked closely with the Brothers, and have aided them whenever possible in the mission of education of the young, especially the poor. Each year, the Familiares host a Christmas Dinner, at which they honor and recognized dedicated Lasallians, Brothers, and Partners alike, for their committed service.
Ms. Alisa Macksey
ANNE E. O’DONNELL, AFSC AWARD
Faithful friend and Lasallian educational leader:
After graduating from Saint Mary’s College in 2000, Alisa joined the Lasallian Volunteers. She lived with the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Kansas City, MO, while working in Mental Health and tutoring middle school students in an afternoon program. Alisa’s time as a Lasallian Volunteer was one of her most transformative experiences.
This expeiernce led her to work for the Lasallian Volunteer program in 2003 as the Associate Director. Alisa now serves as the Director of the Lasallian Volunteers program of the USA-Toronto Region of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Currently, Alisa and her staff provide leadership and assistance to 52 volunteers, 29 schools/agencies and 20 communities in the region. In May 2009, she completed her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University.
Br. Joseph P. Reilly, FSC
GEORGE A. CENTRELA, AFSC AWARD
Faithful son of St. John Baptist de La Salle:
For your fifty-two years of dedicated service to the Lasallian mission in your various ministries, especially Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.
For your generosity in sharing your musical gifts with students and parishioners, at community gatherings and liturgical celebrations.
For your expressed gratitude for the opportunity to live with Lasallian Volunteers in community.
Mr. Peter Scalamandre
Faithful friend and Lasallian gentleman:
For your dedication to the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a member of the De La Salle School Board of Directors since 2002 and your participation on the Feasibility Study Committee.
For your zeal and generosity in service to the young men of the De La Salle School and your contribution to the Seaford Schools and Community.
For your interest in and continued support of the Familiares.
For your commitment to your loving wife, Connie, and your daughters, Nicole and Caroline.