Moira O’Donnell
Emerging Leader Award

Moira Erin O’Donnell had only served as ISN’s executive director for less than a year when she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 33.  While her time in service to the Ignatian family was brief, her exuberance and passion for the work of justice can serve as an inspiration for future decades of emerging leaders.  In honor of the 10th anniversary of Moira’s passing on October 9, 2005, the Ignatian Solidarity Network in partnership with her family, has established the “Moira Erin O’Donnell Emerging Leader for Justice Award.” 

The O’Donnell Award, given yearly, will honor two to three individuals ages 23-33 who have 1) received an undergraduate degree from a U.S. Jesuit university, and 2) demonstrated significant social justice leadership in their communities. Nomination forms will become available April 1, 2016, and the first awardees will be honored at the 2016 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice on November 12-13, 2016.