Catholic Faith Network 22nd Annual Event to Honor 2021 Award of Excellence Recipients


UNIONDALE – This year’s Catholic Faith Network Award of Excellence luncheon event, to be held at noon on Tuesday, November 23rd at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, will honor recipients of the 2021 CFN Award of Excellence in four categories:  Religious Leader, Broadcast Media, Business Leaders and Lifetime Business Leadership.  Receiving the awards will be the Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Carol Higgins Clark, Steven & Rosa Stella, and Richard J. Daly.

CFN hosts and anchors Colleen McVey and Jane Hanson will serve as Co-Masters of Ceremonies. Catholic Faith Network Board Chairman Paul Durnan & wife Sherry will serve as Chairs for the event.

According to Reverend Monsignor James C. Vlaun, CEO & President of Catholic Faith Network, “We are proud to present Bishop William E. Koenig with the Religious Leader Award for his support of Catholic Faith Network and service to the Church.  Prior to Bishop Koenig’s installation as Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, he served as Vicar for Clergy for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  In addition to serving in a number of roles and Boards for the Diocese, Bishop Koenig represented the Diocese of Rockville Centre in the Priest Council for New York State.  Bishop Koenig is the 10th Bishop installed to the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware.”

“We are equally proud to honor longtime friend of CFN, Carol Higgins Clark with the Broadcast Media Award.  Carol is the author of 20 New York Times bestselling novels, four of which were co-authored with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark.  In addition to writing, Carol is also an actress.  She has starred in stage, film, and television productions including a memorable staged reading she was in of Wendy Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others” at Carnegie Hall.”  

“It is also with great pleasure that we present Steven and Rosa Stella with our Business Leaders Award.  Steven, a graduate of St. John’s University, currently holds Executive roles at Jzanus, Ltd. a national SOC 2 Type 2 certified health care revenue cycle management and technology firm servicing major academic hospital networks.  Steven is also the principal of the company’s Joint Commission Accredited Home Care Operation and Principal of RCS, a full-service accounts receivable management firm.  

Rosa, a graduate of Molloy College and Nova Southeastern School of Law, began her career at the Nassau County Attorney’s office in Mineola where she provided legal representation to the county, its elected officials, departments and agencies in legal matters related to operations and compliance with federal, state and local laws.  A member of the Nassau Bar Association, Rosa has been practicing Real Estate Law for the past ten years.  Both Steven and Rosa are proud members of Legatus and the Columbus Citizens Foundation.  They have been married for 18 years and reside on Long Island with their two daughters, Liliana and Gianna.”  

“Last but certainly not least, we are honored to present Richard J. Daly with the Lifetime Business Leadership Award.  Rich Daly is Executive Chairman of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global fintech company and part of the S&P 500® Index, with more than $4 billion in annual revenue and a leading provider of communications, operations technology and data and analytics solutions to financial firms and businesses.  

Rich has been a member of the Broadridge Board of Directors since 2007 and served as Chief Executive Officer since Broadridge became an independent company in a 2007 spin-off from ADP until 2019. An entrepreneur who built Broadridge from the ground up, Rich has been at the forefront of financial innovation, a pioneer in the fintech space, leveraging technology to enrich customer communication and drive industry transformation.  It is evident that Rich Daly spreads his faith through his work and ethical standards” concluded Reverend Monsignor James C. Vlaun.          

About the Catholic Faith Network Award of Excellence Luncheon

For information about the Catholic Faith Network Award of Excellence luncheon, including sponsorships, journal advertising, attendance, and/or donations, contact Angelica Ayroso at (516) 538-8704, ext. 148, or  

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