CFAR grants three awards:
Peter Irwin Community Advocacy Award
- Someone whose work would not be noticed by most people because they serve without the need for recognition.
- Someone perceived by those closest to them as a community advocate; a true servant leader.
- Someone motivated to guide others to become servant leaders.
- Someone with a healthy sense of humor about their community work and themselves.
- Someone who can speak the truth in love.
- Someone who has spent the majority of their life in San Antonio.
- Someone who has shown perseverance in this work over the course of many years.
- Someone who keeps the spirit of community advocacy alive in their community; someone authentically focused on the common good.
- Someone who does this work primarily out of sense of service and not necessarily for pay.
Richard Alvarado Community Mentor Award
Criteria for the Richard Alvarado Community Mentor award is based on who Richard was for so many of us:
- Intelligent and able to see the big picture.
- A Mentor to many over the course of their service to our community.
- Available to help anyone
- Generous with their time, talent and treasure
- A teacher who teaches with dignity and equality for all, both in word and action.
- Someone nurturing.
- Someone proud of his or her culture.
John Donahue Peace and Justice Award
Criteria for this award is based on who John was for so many people. Those who receive this award are someone who:
- Is humble.
- Is an advocate for people who live on the margins of our society, especially pregnant teens, those in need of medical care, and immigrants.
- Is an advocate for equal pay and equal treatment of women in all aspects of life.
- Is a good steward of the earth and all its resources, especially water.
- Is available to help anyone in need and who treats all people with dignity and respect.
- Is deeply faithful in a higher power.
- Loves teaching others, formally and or, informally.
- Is proud of his/her culture, (especially the Irish!)
- Has a great sense of humor.