On October 20, 2016, The IHM Sister presented Frank Venegas and Sylvia Gucken with The Theresa Maxis Award. The award recognizes community leaders who embody the values and vision of Theresa Maxis and the IHM community: deep faith, pioneering spirit, service to the poor and commitment to justice.

Held at the Detroit Athletic Club, the reception welcomed friends and family members along with the IHM Sisters. Michael Khoury, President of Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Angie Reyes, Executive Director of Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Joaquin Nuno-Whelan, Chief Engineer -Full Size Trucks of General Motors each gave remarks on Sylvia and Frank and the impact they’ve had, not only in their life, but within the community.

Congratulations to Sylvia and Frank, thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!