The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is pleased to announce president and CEO, Steve Caldeira, and his wife Jane, have been named the So Others Might Eat (SOME) Father Horace McKenna “Humanitarians of the Year.” Steve and Jane accepted their awards at the 2017 SOME Gala on Saturday, November 18, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Named after SOME’s late founder, Father Horace McKenna, the “Humanitarians of the Year” award honors those who continue the goodwill of Father McKenna, a dedicated Jesuit priest named “Washingtonian of the Year” by Washingtonian Magazine in 1977. His legacy lives on through both SOME and the McKenna Center, which is a soup kitchen and shelter for men located in Saint Aloysius Catholic Church in Northwest D.C.
The Caldeiras value SOME’s holistic approach to caring for those in need, and value the organization’s comprehensive set of services that go beyond those of a traditional soup kitchen. “When Father John Adams, the President of SOME, asked if Jane and I would consider accepting his invitation to be named the Father Horace McKenna ‘Humanitarians of the Year’ we were, to say the least, very surprised and extremely humbled,” Steve Caldeira said, “especially when there are so many people that have done so much for SOME over the years.”
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