Five prestigious awards are bestowed annually by the ICF to members, lay persons, as well as Catholic priests, brothers, deacons or nuns, to honor their good works and leadership. The awards are presented during the ICF national convention.

Award Descriptions and Nomination Form

Award Descriptions and Nomination Form

Pope Saint John XXIII Award

The highest award given by the ICF to a lay person of any denomination who exemplifies humanitarian service to society. Past winners have been the late comedian, Danny Thomas, (St. Jude’s Hospital), Congressman Frank Annunzio, athlete Dick Butkus, Mimi Silbert, (Delancy Street Project), Reg and Maggie Green, (Nicholaus Green Foundation), actor Joseph Campanella, and others.

Family of the Year Award

An award given to an ICF family who demonstrates Christian service in their local community and parish.

Grand President’s Award

An award bestowed to a member of the ICF for their commitment to furthering the ideals and aims of the organization.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award

An award to recognize and honor a priest, nun, deacon or brother for exemplary humanitarian work.

Young Adult Leadership Award

This award has been established to recognize an ICF member 39 years old or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. While other ICF awards honor individuals who have made substantial contributions over time in a range of good works, the purpose of this award is to acknowledge and encourage younger Federation members who have shown that they possess the enthusiasm, talent, energy and vision to become the leaders who will guide the Federation in the decades ahead.

The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a family-oriented, non-profit fraternal organization dedicated to promoting activities that build faith and family spirit and bring men, women and children of all ages together. By joining a local branch, ICF members share their culture, heritage and religious beliefs. We believe that together we accomplish more than one can alone. We are active in various cultural events throughout the country, support our local parishes, and provide various charities with financial and other support.