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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA 2009 Annual Report


JRS/USA Mission Our mission is to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, witnessing to God’s presence among vulnerable and often forgotten people driven from their homes by conflict, natural disaster, economic injustice, or violation of their human rights. As one of the 10 geographic regions of Jesuit Refugee Service, JRS/USA serves as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries, mobilizing their response to refugee situations in the U.S. and abroad. Through our advocacy and fund raising efforts, we also provide support for the work of JRS throughout the world.

To Accompany, Serve and Defend ...

Children after Mass at St. Michael’s Parish in Mwange Camp for Congolese refugees in Zambia. Small Christian communities and other pastoral and social groups are fostered at the parish, as well as exchanges between the camp and local Zambian Catholic communities. (K. Gavin, S.J. – JRS/USA)

Cover: Deported from the U.S. while eight months pregnant, Araceli found shelter at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico, where she soon gave birth to her son, Emmanuel. (C. Fuchs – JRS/USA)

From the National Director Dear Friends of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA: Last January, at a joyful Eucharistic liturgy led by Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA celebrated the start of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a new partnership in ministry along the Arizona – Mexico border. The KBI is the result of nearly three years of discernment, preparation and planning. Its successful first year of operation is due in large part to the hard work of many religious sisters, Jesuit priests, diocesan clergy, and local volunteers from both the United States and Mexico who have opened their hearts to the needs of deported migrants. In this year’s Annual Report you will find highlights of some of the accomplishments of this border ministry project as it educates local communities to the reality and needs faced by migrants. From its start, the KBI has tried to shed the light of faith, joined with generous service, on the suffering experienced by migrants on both sides of our southern border. The impact of our work is clear: every day at our outreach center in Nogales, Mexico, more than 200 returning migrants receive a hearty meal. Hundreds of women and children have found safe shelter in the KBI’s Casa Nazaret. We have already welcomed many visitors as well as delegations of people interested in learning more about the experience of migrants along the border. We have also begun to use information gathered from migrants to advocate for more just, humane and loving treatment of deported individuals. But something more important than these tangible and statistical results is at work along the border. Visitors and volunteers from both Mexico and the United States are experiencing a transformation of mind and heart. As they serve meals to migrants at the outreach center, they come into contact with the physical pain and mental anguish of the migrants who pass through the KBI. As Fr. Vili Valderrama, pastor of San Felipe de Jesús Parish in Nogales, Ariz., explained, “We have

found the Church in the faces of the poor!” Visitors to the KBI outreach center in Mexico are struck by a moving fresco of Our Lady of the Way (Nuestra Señora del Camino) painted on the center’s rear wall by a local Mexican volunteer. This unassuming, folkloric Men clean their lunch plates next to the ‘Our Lady of the Way’ fresco at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, work depicts the Mexico. (R. Dolan, S.J. for JRS/USA) mother of Jesus, her heart burning with love, as she extends her hand, filled with bread, to a tired and hungry migrant. This painting clearly reflects the compassion of the Mother of God for the poor. It also invites KBI staff members and visitors into a life of compassion where they discover the suffering features of Christ in the poor whom they serve. Our hope is that, thanks to the help of friends like you, the KBI will continue to grow in the years to come, welcoming students and visiting scholars from high schools, universities and parishes who seek opportunities to learn more about the complex realities of the border and immigration policies. What they learn at the KBI will surely lead to more effective advocacy on behalf of migrants. Ministering to migrants is not a new ministry for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Our partnership in the KBI is actually an extension of our long-standing chaplaincy work with undocumented non-U.S. citizens in detention centers run by the Department of Homeland


Security throughout the country. In fact, we often find that migrants we serve at the KBI outreach center in Mexico have received muchneeded pastoral care and guidance from JRS/USA chaplains during their incarceration at the federal detention Fr. Ken Gavin, S.J. chats with Fr. Patacho Morfín, S.J., Provincial of the Mexican Province, and Sr. Diana Rubio, center in Florence, M.E. during the Kino Border Initiative inauguration, Jan. Ariz., a three-hour 18, 2009. (R. Dolan, S.J. for JRS/USA) drive from the border. During the past year, JRS/USA has also deepened its concern for refugee education throughout the world. We are convinced that supporting education for refugee youngsters is one of the most significant ways in which we can accompany them and give them hope both during their years as refugees and on their return home. Last May I visited a group of Congolese refugees who ten years ago were forced to flee the Democratic Republic of Congo because of a brutal war. Since then they have spent their lives as refugees in Mwange Camp in northern Zambia. With extended peace and security now a possibility in their homeland, there is hope that they can — at long last — return home. Like parents the world over, however, Congolese parents have had real concerns about schooling for their children on their return home. JRS/USA has recently secured funding from the U.S. Department of State to support an educational program in Katanga that will provide a solid education for returning refugee children. During the past year JRS/USA has succeeded in acquiring more than $1 million in U.S.


federal funding for three JRS educational programs in Africa. JRS/USA has recently expanded its communications department and has set a goal for itself to become a website of choice for those interested in learning more about refugee issues. During the past year we also focused our advocacy and communications attention on important groups of displaced people, such as Tamil families displaced by the vicious civil war in Sri Lanka, Colombian refugees in Ecuador and Panama, Iraqi refugees in the Middle East, Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa, and detained, undocumented migrants in the U.S. We have also expanded our website offerings with a curricular module on refugees for high school students and teachers. In addition, our refugee news blog and our popular Praying with Refugees continue to support friends and colleagues who want to learn more about protection needs of refugees. I hope you will visit our website at JRS/USA remains committed to its mission of accompanying, serving and defending the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people both within the U.S. and throughout the world. We could not continue to do so without your partnership and support. Many thanks for reaching out with us to the most vulnerable and forgotten among us.


Fr. Ken Gavin, S.J.

Detention Chaplaincy JRS/USA has provided chaplains for detainees in federal detention centers throughout the United States since 2000. The majority of these people are non–U.S. citizen immigrants who have lived in the U.S. without documentation, and whose sole offense is an infraction of the immigration code. They are the people that Pedro Arrupe, S.J., had in mind when he started JRS – the forgotten and vulnerable. The chaplaincy program offers counseling and moral support to all detainees who seek it, regardless of their religion. Through the first seven months of 2009, approximately 22,000 people benefited from the services provided by these programs. “Many of the most forgotten and the most vulnerable people in our country are in detention centers run by the federal government. In the past six years the number of people detained has nearly doubled from 225,000 in 2003 to more than 400,000 today,” said Fr. Ken Gavin, S.J. Perhaps the best way to understand our ministry is to let our chaplains explain their work in their own words: “We have people here from all over the world. We are missionaries who don’t go out; the mission comes to us,” said Maria Cañez, one of the chaplains at the Florence Detention Center in Florence, Ariz. “Usually the detainees tell us they wanted to come to the U.S. because the poverty in their country is unbearable, and so they risk the journey here because they want to work and send money to their families,” said Cañez. “Mira Loma (a detention center in Lancaster, Calif., whose chaplaincy program is supported JRS/USA, the California Province of the Society of Jesus and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles) has detainees from 65 countries: Korean Christians, Chinese Buddhists, Pacific Islanders, people from Australia and from England — many of whom are not Catholic. I’m there to serve the human being, the person, because we are all children of God,” said Imelda Bermejo, chaplain at Mira Loma.

Mass is celebrated at a detention center. (JRS/USA)

“One non-Catholic detainee said he loved coming to our services because the message we give is one of calmness and hope. He said it keeps him happy and positive,” according to Bermejo. “I think it doesn’t make any difference how many walls we build. When people want to survive and want their families to survive, they’re going to keep trying,” said Sr. Rosemary Cummins, O.P., a JRS/USA chaplain in Florence. “I think the detainees receive a lot of spiritual motivation and strength from the services that we have for them. They realize they are in the heart of God at all times,” said Cañez. Yet, she was quick to add that “I think that we’re disciples, we’re learners as well as teachers.” “The detainees really make the Scripture come alive for me. They’re really present, participating in it. I always come away feeling very inspired and think, ‘That’s why I’m here,’” said Cummins. For JRS/USA, the chaplaincy program remains an essential service that guarantees detainees an opportunity to express their faith while they face the despair and life-changing prospects of being detained and deported.


Kino Border Initiative The Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a binational ministry, was in development for three years before being launched officially in January 2009. As a collaborative effort of JRS/USA, the California Province of the Society of Jesus, the Mexico Province of the Society of Jesus, the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist, the Archdiocese of Hermosillo and the Diocese of Tucson, it has responded to the immediate needs of returned migrants by providing shelter for unaccompanied women and food for recently deported migrants.

Immigration Advocacy

Fr. Martin McIntosh, S.J., center, chats with volunteers at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico. (R. Dolan, S.J., for JRS/USA)

At the KBI’s outreach center in Nogales, Sonora, an average of 200 to 250 hungry returnees are welcomed and provided the comfort of two hot meals a day. The KBI has hosted more than 200 women and children since May of 2008, and provides them shelter at Casa Nazaret, where they find a place to recuperate after being deported and an opportunity to receive pastoral care and emotional support. The Casa also enables them to contact their families by phone. A number of migrants seek medical attention as well, particularly for severely blistered feet and swollen legs, a consequence of having walked for many days in the Sonoran desert as they attempted to cross into the U.S. Through our work in the Kino initiative, JRS/USA and its partner organizations accompany migrants as they undergo the difficult transition of being returned to a country where they are far from their families with little means of support. In addition, through the KBI we seek to serve the Church by providing opportunities for pastoral formation, faith-based social analysis, and advocacy that protects the human rights of deported migrants and develops a deeper sense of the common good.


The KBI has helped JRS/USA to understand better the vulnerabilities of deported migrants in Mexico, who often find themselves stranded in the Northern Mexican state of Sonora with few options or resources to plan for a future life in Mexico or Central America. JRS/USA’s advocacy staff assisted KBI in developing a pilot survey designed to analyze the human rights and humanitarian implications of U.S. and Mexican deportation policies and practices.

JRS/USA has also begun work with Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., the Executive Director of KBI, to develop a coordinated advocacy strategy on border issues. Fr. Carroll describes the KBI as “the culmination of a three-year process of reflection, discernment and conversations along the Arizona–Mexico border about the reality of migration and the most urgent needs with respect to migration in general and for Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J. our Church in particular.” “What we’ll be trying to do is to help people find a safe place to talk about the issues of migration,” said Fr. Ken Gavin, S.J. “We’ll go into parishes, to talk with groups of adults and groups of students, trying to see how our own faith, our own sense of being brothers and sisters in the Lord, can somehow influence who we are as men and women who live on one side of the border or the other,” Gavin said. KBI has begun hosting small groups of students and other visitors from high schools, universities, and parishes seeking opportunities to learn more about the complex realities of the U.S.– Mexico border and immigration policies. The KBI’s goal is for these educational and research opportunities to lead to more effective advocacy on behalf of migrants.

Colombian Refugees in Ecuador The Colombian – Ecuadorian border has become a spillover area for the human suffering caused by the bitter conflict raging in Colombia. According to the United Nations, the Colombian refugee crisis is the third largest in the world, tied with Sudan, after the Afghanistan and Iraq crises. Hundreds of thousands of Colombians have crossed the porous jungle border seeking refuge in Ecuador over the past decade. This has created an extremely dangerous environment for local communities characterized by rebel and paramilitary cross–border activities, as well as drug and human trafficking. Large numbers of Colombian refugees are hiding in this area in an effort to escape the violence in border villages. In an effort to increase attention to this little understood crisis, JRS/ USA has sought to educate members of Congress about the situation of Colombian refugees and IDPs, and has coordinated with the JRS – Ecuador office to receive a visit from U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D.–Mass.) to the JRS office in Ecuador in November of 2008. JRS/USA also worked with the Congressional Human Rights Commission to organize a hearing in March on the needs of Colombian refugees in Ecuador. JRS – Ecuador National Director, Guillermo

Colombian refugee children ride the back of a truck in the San Lorenzo area of Ecuador. (S. Aber – JRS/USA)

Rovayo Cueva, testified at this hearing and shared information about the growing refugee needs in that country. JRS/USA continues to be concerned that efforts to assist refugees and displaced persons in Latin America – and the resources to support such efforts – are insufficient. While an estimated 200,000 refugees live in Ecuador, only 23,000 have been granted formal refugee status during the last eight years. This year, Ecuador launched an “enhanced registration” process, designed to draw Guillermo Rovayo Cueva refugees living in border regions out of the shadows by granting them refugee status. As JRS–Ecuador has monitored the enhanced registration process on the ground, JRS/USA has urged the U.S. Government to support this initiative both politically and financially.

Southern Sudan In July 2009, JRS/USA completed the Lobone Education and Community Development Project in partnership with JRS Eastern Africa, with partial funding from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration. Lobone is located in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State. Thousands of Acholi people, indigenous to Lobone, were displaced by a long and cruel civil war between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). Many fled their homes and sought refuge in camps in northern Uganda. In 2001, JRS was invited by the Diocese of Torit to assist this refugee community by providing them with basic education and pastoral care. After the Government of Southern Sudan and the SPLA Movement signed a peace accord in January 2005, the Acholi started to return home voluntarily. The fear of staying in troubled northern Uganda,


The old Pamaikong Primary School in Southern Sudan, left, was a thatch-roofed shelter with no walls. The new school, above, is a the first permanent primary school building in Lobone, Southern Sudan. The new Pamaikong Primary School encompasses two classroom blocks of four classrooms each and one administration block – all fully furnished. (A. Borja – JRS/USA)

mixed with a longing to return home, prompted many to return. Guided by our mission, JRS has supported education and peacebuilding activities in Lobone. JRS is the only international nongovernment organization currently working in the area, and suppports pre-school, primary and secondary education programs, adult literacy, teacher training, and peace building and conflict resolution training. JRS has also contributed significantly to the development of parent and community involvement in the schools, and has helped the government ensure that quality education is provided as a basic right to children of school-going age. While the new Government of Southern Sudan initially put a high priority on developing the education sector, it has faced major challenges in ensuring solid education for its children. At the time the peace agreement was signed, the vast majority of primary schools were operating under trees with few trained teachers. Any individual in a village who could read or write would gather children informally to try teaching them their ABCs. None of these teachers received salaries, and many had only completed two or three years of primary schooling. JRS mobilized many of the returnees to serve as teachers. Recently graduated students, whom JRS had supported, were interviewed, appointed as primary teachers and received additional instruction from JRS to become more effective teachers. Their work has benefited more


than 2,000 Southern Sudanese primary school children. It has also indirectly benefited an additional 61,000 school children and 1,330 teachers in our extended teacher training efforts in the region. During the coming year JRS/USA plans to expand its U.S. State Department funding support to three additional JRS regions (Southern Africa, Western Africa, and Latin America) as it implements 1) an educational project in the Democratic Republic of Congo; 2) a refugee education program in Chad; 3) a program to counteract gender-based violence towards Colombian refugees in Ecuador; and 4) a continuation of its educational and community development program in South Sudan. The experience of JRS as a leading non-governmental organization that provides education for refugees has taught us the crucial need to expand educational opportunities beyond the primary grades. Access to secondary education has become a continuing goal for JRS because secondary education is essential for refugees to build new lives whether they eventually return home, are integrated locally or are resettled in a new land. Our efforts have led the UN High Commissioner for Refugees recently to affirm the importance of secondary education for those refuges in a protracted situation.

Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal JRS/USA, in cooperation with JRS Nepal, has been instrumental in enabling Bhutanese refugee teenagers to pursue secondary education in local schools in Nepal and nearby India. In its sixteenth year of service to these refugees, JRS Nepal educates nearly 26,000 students in seven camps while employing 979 teaching and 146 non-teaching staff. JRS/USA continues to support a generous U.S. resettlement program for those refugees who are unable either to return home safely or to build a new life in their place of temporary refuge. In the past two years, 20,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in the U.S. JRS/ USA has successfully encouraged U.S. support for assistance and education programs benefiting Bhutanese still exiled in Nepal until a permanent solution can be found for them.

humanitarian lifeline to those in the conflict zone. Five months after the end of the fighting, about 280,000 people displaced by the war were still held in internment camps with only limited access to aid groups, journalists and human rights investigators. Conditions in the camps continue to deteriorate Already poor and unhealthy conditions at a daily. Since the end of the camp for internally displaced people in Sri conflict, we have continued to Lanka are excacerbated by severe flooding. support our colleagues at JRS Sri Lanka in their work to return displaced persons to their homes, reunite families, restore their livelihoods, and secure a lasting peace.

“We feel glad; we want to be successful in our life and would like to work hard because knowing the fact that we have landed in “land of opportunities” hard work is rewarded here. (We will) continue to work hard, learn more, improve skills and be part of civilized society.” Ganga and Khagendra Baral, resettled former refugees from Bhutan who now live in Phoenix. Fr. Sarathjeevan

Sri Lanka

An anguished mother seeks help at a hospital in Sri Lanka after a shelling attack.

We also pause to remember the JRS Killinochi Coordinator Fr. Mariampillai Sarathjeevan, 41, one of seven priests who elected to remain with trapped Sri Lankan refugees in the ironically named “safe zone” through the end of the fighting between government forces and separatists rebels. As the battle ended, Fr. Sarathjeevan died of a heart attack as he left the war zone with the last refugees.

Urban Refugees As the 26-year civil conflict in Sri Lanka between government forces and rebel Tamil Tigers came to a violent close last May, JRS/USA and partner organizations encouraged the U.S. government and UN agencies to intervene with the warring parties to protect civilian lives and preserve the

For many years governments and UN agencies have often taken the position that refugees are best served in camps, usually located in remote rural areas. JRS/USA, however, has supported a more balanced policy, one that recognizes the right of refugees to full human rights, including the right of freedom of movement and access to livelihoods wherever they may live, including urban areas, as guaranteed by international law. During the past year, through a generous foundation grant, JRS/USA


has provided financial support for an income–generating program (IGP) for urban refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. Small loans are made available to refugees to help them start a business such as making quality handicrafts and other items. This has allowed the refugees to realize their own potential and enjoy the dignity of selfsufficiency while providing a living for themselves and their families. As part of this project, JRS also provided training in business management and financial control, enabling refugees to manage their projects well. In sum, the IGP project provided participants a way to be integrated more fully into their new community. JRS/USA also secured another foundation grant that has allowed JRS South Africa to provide holistic home care to 60 refugees in the Johannesburg area who are living with HIV/AIDS or other terminal diseases.

Pastoral Program in Zambia Generous foundation support has also helped JRS/ USA to provide funds needed to underwrite the cost of sacramental ministry to Congolese refugees in Zambia’s Mwange Camp.

The St. Michael’s Parish Church at the Mwange Camp for Congolese refugees in Zambia. Nearly 30,000 people found refuge in the camp in northern Zambia, where they have lived in exile for the past decade. With recent improvements in security in the province of Katanga, the Congolese have begun to return home, assisted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. As conditions continue to improve in their homeland, many refugees from Mwange Camp will return home. (K. Gavin, S.J. - JRS/USA)

Fr. Ken Gavin visited Mwange Camp in Zambia in the summer of 2009 and noted the thriving JRS pastoral program there, led by Fr. Cyprien Nkoma of the Diocese of Kalemie in the DRC. Nearly 80% of the Congolese in Mwange camp are Catholics and the camp parish has been the center of spiritual and material support for many refugees since JRS’ arrival in 2002. In opening a pastoral program in Mwange Camp, our hope was to address issues of isolation and deprivation that are so often part of the refugee experience, and to assist needy members of the community regardless of their political affiliation. Mwange Camp refugees are well prepared by St. Michael’s Parish


catechists to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage. Small Christian communities and other youth groups are fostered, and exchanges between the camp faith community and the local Zambian Catholic communities occur on a regular basis.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic Many poor Haitians in the Dominican Republic find themselves without any medical resources when they become ill. In response to this problem, JRS/USA has secured foundation funding to support muchneeded health programs for Haitian refugees in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo. Debilitating sickness, the result of poor sanitation and unclean drinking water remains a threat to many communities in Haiti. With the help of funding from the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus and JRS/USA, our JRS team in Wanament in northeastern Haiti was able to complete a project that has provided potable water through the construction of 10 wells and an irrigation system in the Bedoue area of Wanament. This project directly serves nearly 700 homes. The continuing lack of a strong and effective central government in Haiti and the lingering effects of last year’s devastating hurricanes JRS has helped Haitians dig wells to have forced thousands of Haitians supply fresh drinking water to their comfrom their homes and continue to munities. (K. Gavin, S.J. – JRS/USA) pose severe hardships for the Haitian people. The storm damage left many of Haiti’s 8.5 million citizens homeless and displaced, without food, water, shelter, or health care, and compounded the existing food crisis. In October 2008, Haitian President René Préval called publicly for the U.S. to halt deportations of Haitians, stating that deporting thousands of people back to Haiti under these circumstances would only act to further exacerbate the humanitarian crisis.

On July 6, Pope Benedict XVI added his voice in support of the Haitian people when he said, “It is necessary that, in this particularly delicate period in the life of the nation, the international community offers concrete gestures of support to people in need.” JRS/USA has joined with Refugee Council USA and other non-governmental organizations in calling on the U.S. government to allow approximately 30,000 Haitians to continue living legally in the U.S. on a temporary basis.

Afghanistan During the past year JRS/USA has supported a JRS project in Afghanistan that aids returning refugees by promoting education, health care, and livelihood programs within Sohadat township. The program also aims to create sustainability and growth so that Sohadat will be

Former refugees who have returned to Afghanistan enjoy a new water pump in a housing area that will become their new home in the Herat region. (P. Balleis, S.J. – JRS)


an attractive community that the returning refugees will eagerly join to begin their new life. As in most refugee settings, unless and until education, health care, livelihood services are attended to, families have little desire to return.

Education and Outreach In its on-going outreach to students during the past year, JRS/USA has created an attractive Refugee Curriculum for Secondary Schools, designed to acquaint high school students with the plight of refugees. It focuses largely on vulnerable and forgotten refugees served by JRS, and also addresses global issues of refugee protection and assistance. The curricular module, an innovative approach to learning, is built on five important steps in the student’s learning cycle: Context, Experience, Reflection, Action and Evaluation. The well-received curricular aid is available on our website – – under our Education & Outreach link.

Financial Report Fiscal Year 2009 Revenues

(Realized and unrealized losses in investments totaling $1,141,145 are not included in the amounts listed here.)

U.S. Jesuit Assistancy Gifts Grants Relief Fund Contributed Services

$290,000 $752,287 $922,007 $300,000 $49,794


$2,314,088 Grants Relief Fund Contributed Services U.S. Jesuit Assistancy Gifts

A Refugee Curriculum for Secondary Schools is now available on the JRS/USA website.

In late October 2009, JRS/USA co-sponsored a conference on the issue of immigration in the United States. Aimed primarily at students from Georgetown University, the conference sought to draw upon the experience of migrants at the border to inspire students to work for immigration reform.

Expenses Management Development Advocacy & Communications Chaplaincy International Refugee Programs

$129,113 $152,397 $294,053 $583,192 $1,045,833


$2,204,588 International Refugee Programs Management Development Advocacy & Communications Chaplaincy


Ways to Help the Mission of JRS/USA For where your treasure is, there also will be your heart. Matthew 6:21 You can join the mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA by making a gift via cash, credit card or check. Your contributions help support JRS/ USA activities in the United States, and JRS projects in countries such as Sudan, Colombia and Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Zambia. Gifts qualify the donor for one of the following recognition levels:

Arrupe Council Xavier Council Loyola Society Gonzaga Society JRS Sponsor Friend of JRS

$10,000 or more annually $5,000 to $9,999 $1,000 to $4,999 $500 to $999 $100 to $499 up to $99

5. Recurring Donations – You can use your credit card to make quarterly or monthly gifts. Staff in our development office will also be happy to talk to you about this method of giving, or you can download the form on our website. 6. Combined Federal Campaign – The JRS/USA participant number is 10148. Your gift makes a huge impact in the lives of the refugees and displaced people we serve. · $25 to $40 per year will educate a primary grade student in Africa or Asia. · $45 per year pays registration fees for Bhutanese refugee students in a secondary school in Nepal. · $90 will buy a stretcher for one of our infirmaries in Congo. · $180 will purchase 50 blankets for our urban refugee project in Nairobi. · $700 per year will train a teacher in the Ivory Coast.

Other ways to give 1. Gifts of Securities – These gifts are credited at fair market value on the day of transfer to JRS/USA. 2. Matching Gifts – Employers frequently match gifts to organizations like JRS/USA. Please check with your employer’s human resources office; if you work for a matching gift company, you may be able to double the size of your gift. 3. Memorial/Honor Gifts – These gifts serve to remember a loved one or to honor a special occasion in a loved one’s life, such as birthday or wedding. 4. Estate Gifts – A gift to JRS/USA through your will or by the creation of a trust is an excellent way to help us and also reduce estate taxes. Staff in our development office will be happy to talk to you about this method of giving.

Internally displaced mother and child in Colombia’s Barrio Progresso. According to the UN, the Colombian refugee crisis is the third largest in the world. (S. Aber – JRS/USA)

Donors Donors who made gifts between Oct. 15, 2008 and Oct. 20, 2009. Arrupe Council $10,000.00 + Anonymous J. Homer Butler Foundation Stephen and Maria Cashin Anonymous The Capital Group Companies Rose M. DaCorta Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus Jesuit Community, St. Louis University The Loyola Foundation New York Province of the Society of Jesus Nova Foundation, Inc. Opus Philanthropy Group Anonymous The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities Roberto and Nelly Marta Rojas Anonymous St. Peter’s Prep The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Thomas and Margaret Wolf

Xavier Council $5,000.00 - $9,999.00 Martin and Rita F. Bennett Curtis and Judy Brand Peter and Betsy Forster William J. Higgins Holy Trinity Catholic Church Jesuit Community, Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose Jesuit Community, Holy Trinity Jesuit Community, Leonard Neale House Jesuit Community, Loyola Blakefield Jesuit Community, Old St. Joseph’s Church


Jesuit Community, Santa Clara University Philip and Madeline Lacovara

Loyola Society $1,000.00 - $4,999.00 Joseph and Laura Acosta American Academy Holdings, LLC Cecilia Arnold Robert and Abigail Benkeser Boston College Bernard and Antonia Bouillette James and Michele Bowe Patricia Browne Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden John and Mary Buffington Dawn and Tino Calabia Carmelite Monastery Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program   John Christensen Jesus Lledo Climaco, M.D. CFC, Baltimore CFC, Global Impact Richard L. Conlon Crimmins Family Charitable Foundation Florence E. Culp Gary and Sharon DeRosa Dominican Sisters of Springfield Illinois Michael and Regina Dowd Frederick A. and Cynthia Eaton James and Barbara Fay Aurora and Henry Ferrero Dr. Marilyn Jerome and John Foust Beverley and Leandro Galban Jim Haggerty and Jean Withrow Mary Kate and Michael Hermann James and Dina Howell-Burke

Charles and Isabel Hughes Robert Hunziker and Jenne Foo James and Catherine Denny Foundation Jesuit Community, Boston College Jesuit Community, Fordham University Jesuit Community, Loyola Marymount University Jesuit Community, Loyola University New Orleans Jesuits Community of Maine, St. Ignatius Residence Jesuit Community, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Jesuit Community, St. Joseph’s University Jesuit Community, St. Isaac Jogues Jesuit Community, Scranton University Jesuit Community, University of San Francisco Jesuit Community, Western North Carolina Jesuit Community, Xavier University Jesuit International Missions Stanley J. Johnsen Concrete Contractor, Inc. Douglas and Elizabeth Kellner Richard and Ginna Kelly Ned and Janet Kenny Maureen L. Kleiderer Ralf and Jeanne-Marie Kraemer John A. Mackay Marquette University High School Helene and James Manning Marquette University Herbert and Mary Martin Matthew V. Merola Microsoft Matching Gift Program Therese M. Mierswa Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit Chris and Kathy Moroney Norwood and Danell Nedom Kenneth O’Brien Timothy O’Connor and Margaret Rafferty

William and Margaret O’Neill John and Adeline O’Rourke Charles Oswald Fidelity Gift Fund James and M. San Miguel Paulson Bruce Pickle Joann and Kent Porter James and Maureen Power University Ministry, Regis University Amanda M. Roberts J. David and Diana Russell Santa Clara University John J. Shay, Jr. Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Natalie Sjaardema St. Michael’s Church St. Peter’s Catholic Church St. Xavier High School Patricia D. Szopiak Frank J. Thomas, M.D. James and Shirley Walker Sally and George F. Wilkins, Jr. Kenneth Williams and Leslie O’Brien Rebecca Williams Agnes Yu

Gonzaga Society $500.00 - $999.00 Doreen and John F. Barry Maureen Aggeler Alberto Borello Ian and Alana Brock Antonieta and Jorge Caicedo Roy M. Campbell Suzanne Carlson Catholic Society of Religious and Literary Education Heartland CFC CFC, Portland CFC, San Diego CFC, Southern Arizona Randolph and Gloria Connolly Robert and Judith Du Brul

Steve Faughnan Pat and Ron Ferreri John and Eileen Flynn Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso Joseph and Barbara Fredrick John and Mary Ellen Gannon Peter and Nicole Gavin George and Catherine Moussally Linda and Emilio Gonzalez Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. X. Hart Kathleen and John Hayes Jimena and Michael Hirschhorn John S. Horan II John Imparato and Rita O’Brien Jesuit Community, Brophy Prep Jesuit Community, Colombiere Center Jesuit Community, College of the Holy Cross Jesuit Community, Creighton University Jesuit Community, Jesuit Retreat House Jesuit Community, Loyola High School Los Angeles Jesuit Community, Marquette University Jesuit Community, Pere Marquette Jesuit Community, Rockhurst Jesuit Community, St. Ignatius Jesuit Community, St. Ignatius Parish Jesuit Community, UDM Donald M. Kerwin, Jr. Grace Kessel Christopher P. Konrad Bill and Pam Krehnbrink Jerome Kuthy Stephen J. Leonard Jose Luis and Magdalena Lequerica Jim and Donna Lutton Charles B. Lynch William C. Mathews, MD Crete Anne Miller Chris and Mary Minor Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit Mary Ellen Mooney Rev. J. Gordon Moreland, S.J.

Fr. Al Moser, CSP Col. and Mrs. Joseph E. O’Leary John M. Odenbach, Jr. John P. Paxton Eugene Rainis Alex and Susan Ravnik John and Helen Rothermich Sacred Heart Church Sacred Heart Mission, Inc. Sacred Heart Parish Ann Scavullo Mitzi I. Schroeder Robert and Elizabeth Sheehan Seattle University, Campus Ministry Roy and Barbara Simms John and Patricia Simonds Barbara N. Spafford St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish St. Joseph Preparatory School St. Mark Catholic Church Arthur and Mary Lou Thivierge Janice and James Thomas Josephine R. Varni George and Kathleen Weisskopf Catherine Wright

JRS Sponsor $100.00 - $499.00

Students during a class in the Girls At-Risk Scholarship Program in Kakuma, Kenya. (K. Gavin, S.J. – JRS/USA)

Frederick and Eileen Ahearn Judythe and James Allen American Airlines Political Action Committee Jeffrey A. Angeline Anonymous Joseph G. Antkowiak, M.D. David and Ruth Ard Carl and Carol Armbruster Jan Attridge Molly H. Barrett Thomas and Bernadine Bausch F. Evelyn Bence Frank and Joan Benson


Sr. Engracia Robles, M.E. and others at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico, provide more than 200 hot meals every day to deported migrants at Kino Border Initiative. (R. Dolan, S.J. for JRS/USA) Frank H. Bertke Frank A. Betro Charles and Patricia Bidwill The Hon. and Mrs. Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. M. Jean Boston Wayne A. Bower Loretta J. Brady Michael Braun Ian and Elaine Brock Matthew J. Brophy Rose A. Brown Paula A Bruce  Christina E. Brugman


Thomas and Lisa Brzozowski Micah N. Bump Edward L. Burke Mary C. Burns Susan M. Burns John Burtle CFC, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. CFC, Capital Region CFC, Central Valley/Sierra CFC, Chicago Area CFC, Coastal Bend CFC, Fort Bragg

CFC, Gateway CFC CFC, Hawaii- Pacific Area CFC, Heart of Midlands CFC, Huntington CFC, King County CFC, Kitsap and Mason Counties CFC, Metropolitan Arts Partnership CFC, Metropolitan Denver Area CFC, New York City CFC, North Texas CFC, Northern Lights CFC, Onslow County CFC, Philadelphia Area

CFC/PCFO, Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico Jack and Shirley Cammarata Patricia M. Carey Paul and Rachel Carroll Christopher T. Carney Dr. Noreen Carrocci and Dr. Bob Benson Joseph and Anastasia Cates-Carney Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cavanaugh Jenna M. Cheese Linda A. Ciaccia Dominic Cingoranelli Charles and Gloria Clough Gerard and Grace Collins David B. Conner Lisa Cappello and Ted Conte Rev. Edwin H. Convey, S.J. John and Barbara Costantino Dennis and Monica Courtney Arlene and Paul J. Crane David and Dorothy Crean Pierce and Roberta Cunningham Crystal L. Davidson Mary R. Davis Laura and Ellen de Booy Marlene Debrey-Nowak George and Margaret Degnon Ann and Edward Delaney Karen Delio Karen Desposito Rev. James DiGiacomo, S.J. Pamela and John Dister Marilyn C. A. Dodd Sean M. Doherty Adrian W. Doherty Fidelma T. Dolan Joan and Kevin Donohue Kieran and Erika Donohue Thomas J. Donovan Maureen Dorney-O’Connell Robert E. Doyle John and Diana Duffey Charles P. Duffy Clare M. Dunsford

Elizabeth Early Joseph A. Early Ann Edgeworth Robert and Mary Edmondson Kelsey Elder John J. Engelhardt Dr. and Mrs. Erwin Engert, Jr. James and Joan Engler Mary Erickson and Richard Mullane Anthony and Lucille Esposito Fairfield Preparatory School Kieran and Kathleen Fallon M. Patricia Fallon Cathy and Hugh Feehan Joseph T. Feeney Gene Ferrari Bruce M. Filak William Fitzgerald Brian Foley Mary L. Fox Ronald and Janice Fraioli Paul P. Franklin William Frett Timothy W. Fulham Christine and John Gaffney Alice Gandara John Garty Michael and Deborah Garvey John and Susan Gavin Deb and Robert Gavin Adam and Maureen Gavin Thomas J. Gavin and Cara Crosby Matthew Geiger Gesu School, Inc. Carlean Gilbert Frederick Philips Gilliam Donald L. Gimbel J. E. Glynn Anita M. Gram Michael and Eileen Greene Frank Grippo Haglund, Kelley, Horngren, Jones & Wilder LLP Cornelia and Robert Hallinan

Marianne Hanna Gerard T. Hart and Annamarie Camoratto Katja Wiemer Hastings Mary Beth Henry Rev. John Hergenrother Ann G. Hill Marilyn Hobbs Ann and Jim Hoffmann Vern and Mary Holzhall Mary Anne and David Hoover Joan Huber and Nardo Berardinelli Ken and Alison Hughes Susan Humphrey Rev. Jeong Yeon Hwang, S.J. I Do Foundation Integrated Financial Strategies, LTD. Dolly M. Ito Maria Jasin Cardoner Jesuit Community Claver Jesuit Community Jesuit Community, Immaculate Conception Jesuit Community, Oak Park Residence Jesuit Community, Loyola College (MD) Jesuit Community, Jesuit High School Jesuit Community, Jesuit Residence Jesuit Community, Manresa Retreat House Jesuit Community, Manresa Residence Jesuit Community, Montserrat Retreat House Jesuit Community, St. Ignatius Jesuit Community, St. Ignatius High School Jesuit Community, St. Michael’s Parish Jesuit Community, St. Stephens Jesuit Community, St. Xavier High School Jesuit Community, WJST Jesuit Community, Woodstock Jesuit Community, Xavier HS Anthony and Beth Johnson Susan M. Johnson, Esq. Sarah M. Johnson

John B. Joseph Rose A. Kalland Virginia L. Keenan Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kiley Gloria M. Kittel Barbara K. Kopp Edward and Margaret Kruse Anthony and Martha Kuchan John and Anne Kunkel Daniel A. Lagan Pierce Woodward and Ana Laguarda Audrey L. Lam Laurie Lambrecht Alex and Gloria Landi William and Ellen Leibold Wael Hibri and Luz Lenis John and Rose Ann Leonard Martin J. and Eileen M. Lilly Mimi and George Limbach James and Grace Link John J. and Jean Lively Alfredo G. Lopez Tony Louie and Anna Gavin Joanne and Jerry Love James K. Low Loyola House of Retreats Nicholas Lugansky Joan M. MacDonnell Frank and Theresa Mack John and Leticia Macleod Michael and Helen Mangan Michael and Kimberly Marsh Elizabeth T. Marshall Peter and Bernadette Masiello Rev. John J. Mattimore, S.J. Richard and Helen Mattis Michael and Barbara McCann Robert and Alma McChesney Fred and Diane McGoldrick Francis M. McLaughlin Daniel and Mary McMahon Vincent P. McTighe Fred and Barbara J. Meinholz Peter and Kathleen Meler

Donald and Linda Middleton Michael Molyneux and Lisa Matthews, M.D. Marian G. Moore Catherine A. Morley Richard and Anne Morris Rev. Brian Morrow Dr. Jack Moser Steven Munger Col. Paul Murphy and Charlene Baron Bernadette Neeley Claire L. Nelson Otto and Sheilagh Neubuerger New Melleray Abbey Tho Anh Nguyen and Conganh Pham James and Kathleen Nicholl G. Michael Nidiffer, M.D. Mairead T. Nolan P. Andrew and Karen Nousen Walter B. Novak John and Barbara O’Brien Timothy O’Connell and Eileen Brady Peter O’Driscoll and Christine Reesor Edgar and Phyllis O’Meara Joseph and Diana M. O’Sullivan Rev. Dr. Joseph P. Oechsle Fred and Margaret Ogden Joseph Olah Ruth L. Opeil Lloyd E. Opoka John A. Paar Panagiotis P. Panagiotou Parish Evaluation Project Gary and Mary Parisi C. Richard Parkins John and Virginia Parr Carlo A. Pedrioli Harold A. Peterson Walter Petri Frank Pietrowski Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Karl S. Pister Susan Pixley, O.P. Thomas W. Powers Richard Pyu


Joseph F. Quinn Linda Rapuano Regis High School Vic Rodriguez, Margaret and Emery Gould Christopher P. Roe Joseph and Carol Jo Roeder Joseph E. Rogers John M. Roll Joseph A. Rubert Paul and Dyane A. Rude Luke H. Ryan Anthony and Suzanne Salvatore Adolfo B. Santamaria Kevin and Barbara Sauer Barbara and Gary Scharff Neil Ver’ Schneider Robert and Catherine Schneider School of the Holy Child Jacob M. Schroeder Victoria R. Schultz Patricia Jean Schulz Schwab Fund Jo Ann Scott Mr. and Mrs. Shaw Michael J. Shawver Jeremy B. Silverman Jerome F. Simpson Kathryn S. Singer Sisters of the Divine Savior The Sisters of St. Francis Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Generalate Tom and Mary Smyth Marilynn V. Snider St. Francis Xavier Parish St. Paul’s Mission Jim and Deb Stanford Reginald and Marie Stanton Jerome and Johanna Stegman Michael Stepovich Dr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Stowe Viguen Terminassian Leo, Frances and Jon Teshner George J. Thornton


William J. Thometz Michael Thompson and Mary Harms Brendan and Sandra Thomson Rev. James S. Torrens, S.J. Michael and Maureen Touhey Kathryn and Michael Trentacoste Dolores S. Tunney David Uhl University Ministry, University of San Francisco Sisters of St. Ursula Margaret and Charles Vail Lawrence Voke James and Maureen Waldron Mary Ann and Ronald W. Wallace Regina A. Walsh James and Susan Watson Martha and Gary Wells William F. Werwaiss Myles V. Whalen, Jr. Wheeling Jesuit University Daniel and Claire White Steven Lewis Williams Daniel and Annie Wilson Dr. Frank M. Wilson, Jr. Stephen Wood Peter W. Wood Joseph and Jaimie Wright Eugene and Deanna M. Xavier Xavier Jesuit Center Sonia Yam

Friends of JRS/USA $1.00 - $99.00 Colette Abissi Adobe Systems Incorporated Madelon Albert Rolando Albuja Elizabeth Aman Thomas and Kathryn Anderson Joseph A. Appleyard Robert J. Armbruster

Henry and Marcella J. Aschenbrenner Eugene and Linda Bacha Brenda M. Bailey Catherine Bain Almetta L. Bain Marco R. Balducci Liduina Barbantini John Barrett Esther Louise Barton Maura E. Batts Thomas Bednarz and Sharon Durgin Joseph M. Begley Rev. John J. Begley, S.J. John Berardi Royal F. Berg Allen and Mary Boedeker Blessed Sacrament Jesuit Community L. Michael Bohigian Carolyn J. Borst Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department Ellen M. Bourbon Michael J. Bourque Cecilia A. Braam Rev. John A. Brady, S.J. John E. Breslin Jane R. Brim Dorothy Brinker Laura Burdick John R. Burke Amb. and Mrs. Thomas R. Byrne California Province of the Society of Jesus Ronan D. Campbell Mona Cannon Thomas and Maria Cantone Carlos Eduardo Cardenas Nicholas J. Carroll Patricia Casey Jane M. Castiglioni Rev. Richard J. Cerpich Amy L. Chapman Rev. Gerald J. Chojnacki, S.J. Mildred T. Chubbuck

Elizabeth Chudy Arielle G. Cimeno M. Elizabeth Cinquino James E. Clark Nancy J. Clarke Stephen and Shannon Clifford Daniel and Patti Cmarik Elisa T. Colas Barbara and Robert Colyar CFC/PCFO, Central Illinois - Heart of Illinois United Way CFC, Cincinnati Metro Area CFC, Heart of Alabama CFC of Maricopa County CFC - United Way for The Greater New Orleans Area CFC, Northern New Jersey CFC, Peninsula CFC CFC Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts CFC, Southern Alaska Area CFC, South Hampton Roads CFC, 3 Rivers Bernadette Conley Kevin Conley Jennifer A. Connaughton Clare Connell James and Peggy Connolly Donald and Linda Conroy Rev. Michael L. Cook, S.J. Jay and Nancy Corrin Jeremy Cote Stephen Coveney Frank M. Covey, Jr. Judith Craig Phillip and Nancy Crewe Ricardo Cruz Erin O Curley Wayne T. Daley Robert M. Daly Christopher J. Darcy Joann Marie Davis Ralston and Miriam Deffenbaugh De La Salle North Catholic High School

Fr. Cayetano Cabrera, left, pastor of Cristo Rey Parish in Nogales, Mex., and Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J. during the inauguration ceremony of the Kino Border Initiative, Jan. 18, 2009. (R. Dolan, S.J., for JRS/USA) D. De Pastina Harriet and Edward DeBroeck Eileen M. Deacetis Sr. Susan Dentz, OSF Rosemary A. Deveer Patricia and John Devron

Dorothea E. Di Giovanni Martha and Paul Diehl Margaret Mary Dietz Ingrid and Edward Doherty John and Janet Dolan Sr. Margaret Donohue, RSM

Joseph B. Dowd Joseph P. Downey Kevin Doyle Mary Beth and Thomas R. Doyle Joseph P. Duffy Timothy Duket John and Hazel Dunn Kathleen Dunn Chris A. Durbin Andrew and Janet Ingraham Dwyer Denise and John Esmerado FM Global Foundation Lana Faber Peter and Diane Fanelli John and Deborah Faust Thomas and Margaret Fay Francis and Anne Feild John Fellinger Rev. Eduardo C. Fernandez, S.J. Rushika Fernandopulle Susan Ferrantelli Rev. James J. Fischer, S.J. Jacqueline B. Fitzpatrick Kathryn V. Fitzsimmons Bonnie Flaman Thomas and Dolores Floyd John and Patricia Foley Mary E. Ford Rita E. Foster Patricia Fox-Riley Buteau Francois Leonard J. Fredrick Mary and Frank Frost Joseph Galia Joan E. Gallagher Eileen A. Gallagher John V. Garcia Joseph M. Garcia and Joanna Podczuk Victoria Lerene Francese Gaunt Richard Gauthier Wilson T. Gautreaux Helen Gavin Matthew M. Geddie Salvatore Gentle and Beverly Lafferty

William P. Gillen Global Impact Overseas Erik P. Goldschmidt Robert and Patricia Graf Patricia M. Graham Carolyn and Casper Grathwohl William and Amanda H. Green, Jr. Carol Green Mary-Ann F. Greene Eileen Greenlay Joyceann and Keith Hagen James F. Halpin Cory and Jayme Harper Harold and Jean Hartman Arthur Hauptman and Maureen McLaughlin Joellen W. Hawkins Daniel and Margaret Hebert Stevanus Hendrianto Margaret and Willibald Herzog Thomas Hickey and Patrizia Gemperle Wayne and Kay Hill David and Karen Hinchen Donald H. Hoffman Ann and Jim Hoffmann Mary and John Hofstetter Harvey and Cathy Homan J Michael Horgan Carole Hughes Blanche Hunnewell David Hunter Judy Hurley Marilyn J. Ickes Nancee P. Irwin Joseph J O Margaret L. Jansen, LLC Deborah A. Jasset Avril and Atarasse Jean-Noel Catherine H. Jensen Jesuit Community, Blessed Sacrament Jesuit Community, Kentucky Jesuit Community, Loyola High School Jesuit Community, San Diego


(Grape Street) Jesuit Community, St John’s H.S. Jesuit Community, Woodlawn Residence Sarah A. Jewell Paul and Maureen Johnson Timothy and Patricia Johnson David and Beth Johnson Richard and Mary Ann Johnston Christine Kamp Cichello Frank Kamp Maroun and Sabine Karam John and Kathleen Karkheck Kathleen Kearns Richard W. Kelley Jaleh and Jean Khoshbin Anne Kilbourn Caretto Richard and Juliann Kirk Patricia M. Kleiderer Carol A. Klein Reinhard and Ciris Kohler Katherine M. Krefft, Ph.D. James L. Kreinbring John and Lorraine Krizel Barbara J. Krul Patric Kuh Mary Ann and Tom Kunnecke Leigh LaCorcia Sally F. Laird John and Jeanne Lally R. Jeanne Lally Timothy Landry Rev. George A. Lane, S.J. Jim and Karen Langford Kenneth and Ellen Larsen Sr. Consetta Latina James T. Latourrette Victoria Laudenbach Mary Jo Lavin  Robert and Jean Lefebvre Sheila A. Lemieux Stephanie C. Leone Jeanne Levesque Paul and Jennifer Liebnitz Mary Lindstrom


Children at play in Lerna, Southern Sudan. (K. Gavin, S.J. – JRS/USA) Martin M. Linskey James Littleton Ignatius and Josephine Lo Louise M. Lonabocker Walter and Susan Longyear Maurice and Ernesta Lonsway, Jr. John and Kathleen Looney

Robert and Monique Lowd Loyola Press Pam and Dennis Lucey Marie and Robert Lueders Joseph and Geraldine Lynch John F. Makowski Winifred and Stephen Mallard

Diane G. Marcuse Leah and Daniel Marias Joseph P. Martin Paul Martin Ardine K. Martinelli Magda Martinelli-Torres Francisco and Elizabeth Martorell Mary Theresa Lopez Eva L. Maynard Linda McCarthy Rev. George McCauley, S.J. Marge McDonald Myles T. McDonald Charles and Alice McEnery Mary Ann McKeirnan John McLaughlin Joseph G. McLaughlin Daniel and Mary McMahon Barbara D. McNamara Nancy L. Meacham William and Joanne Mealia Victoria Merlo and Michael Coyne Craig and Paula Merritt Lynn M. Mertz Lawrie Merz and John McGuire Adam Mescher Michael A. Messina William F. Miracky Gilda Morelli Kevin Morley Thomas and Janet Mug Ann Murphy John P. Murray Donald and Anne Murray Scott and Lourdes Myslinski Pedro Najera Charles and Maggie Nastro Arista E. Navickas George and Grace Nedy Robert and Mary Nespeco Robert and Elizabeth Newsham Diane Neylon Mark J. Neylon Anthony and Sharon Joseph Nicola

Barbara Norton, Rhonda Kean, Bryan Norton James and Sharon O’Brien Christopher O’Brien and Karen Howard John and Barbara O’Brien John G. O’Connell Ethel O’Connor Bernard and Patricia O’Donnell Bernard and Patricia O’Kane Conor L. O’Kane Gail M. O’Connor John and Diane O’Keefe Robert W. O’Neil Mary and Robert J. O’Reilly Robert and Catherine O’Sullivan Frank Olszewski Frank Oppenheim Rev. Bernard J. Owens, S.J. Joseph L. Padgett Anthony Paterra Carlo A. Pedrioli Cidalia T. Pereira Elsa Perin William H. Petri Gregory and Linda Pietrzak Pierre C. Pingitore Frank and Josephanie Piranio Alice M. Poltorick Suzanne Pomponio Daniel P. Ponsetto Mary Lou Pontius Ms. Kathleen M. Potts John B. Powell Michael W. Quilter Mitchell and Stella Radycki John A. Rafter Rev. James D. Redington, S.J. R. Phillip Reed William J. Reilly Ann M. Reisel Mary E. Reynolds Vernon J. Roden Maria Rodrigues and Ram Das Rao Edmundo E. Rodriguez

Students explore their new school at Pamaikong in Lobone, Southern Sudan. (JRS – Eastern Africa) Patrick Rombalski Oren and Barbara Root Janice M. Rossing Tracy Ryan Rev. Alexander M. Santora John and Jane Scallan Vera M. Scanlon Chris and Michelle Scherer

Rev. Donald Schmidlin Joan E. Schmitz School Sisters of Notre Dame Juliet B. Schor Daly and David Schreck Veronica Schroeder Judith E. Schwartz James and Virginia Schwartz

Gerard Seissiger Nancy S. Sementelli Diane M. Serzen Jeanne E. Sherburne Lynda R. Solms Jo-Una Spadafora Frank and Judith Splitt St. Peter’s College


Arthur and Denyse Stafford Bob and Denise Stanley Rev. Jim Stickney Br. Leonard Stoffel, FSC John and Mary H. Strandquist Rev. Francis A. Sullivan, S.J. Giuseppina R. Sullivan Lauren Sullivan and David White Harold and Rosemary Sullivan Eugene and Mary Anne Sullivan, Jr. Stephen Sundell Edward Sunshine and Ann Connor Stephen and Stephanie Sutliff Mary T. Sweat Tony and Judith Taylor Ann N. Terrell The Glenmede Trust Company John and Catherine Thielmann Marianne L. Tierney Norman E. Tierney David and Mary Tilly Judge V. Paul Timko Robert T. Tobin Emilie Gail Trautmann RW. and A. Tresch Patricia and John Tweedy Robert Tyler United Way of the CSRA United Way of Central New York L. Martha Unson David and Linda Urick Toni N. Urquhart Patricia L. Van Dyke John H. Vanier Francisco A. Villaronga James and Mary Vlazny Rev. Karl J. Voelker, S.J. Beth and Joe Vogler Mary Ann Volpe James and Mary Von Phul Sara A. Wagner John and Eulalia Walsh Daniel and Marie Walsh Michael Walz


Internally displaced Colombian children line up for lunch in Barrio Progresso. (S. Aber – JRS/USA) Robert and Rosemary Ward Diane M. Warner Sr. Mary Warner, SSND Elizabeth A. Weaver Don S. Webster Sr. Francis Webster Daniel and Claire White Joseph and Cathleen Wildt Walter J. Woeste Melissa Wong Kathleen Wright Col. William G. Yarborough, Jr. Clifford M. Yeary Jason Yong

Richard M. Young Aaron and Corrine Zarwan Leonid Zyuzin

Board of Directors Mr. Herbert Martin Crowell & Mooring LLP (ret.) Chair of Board

Mrs. Madeline Lacovara Diocese of Bridgeport Rev. Michael D. Linden, S.J. New England Province

Mr. Richard S. Kelly The Bridgeford Group Vice Chair of Board

Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love Catholic University of America

Dr. Frederick J. Ahearn, Jr. Catholic University of America

Ms. Joan F. Neal Leading Edge Consulting

Honorable Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. Collier Shannon Scott, PLLC

Dr. Daniel R. Porterfield Georgetown University

Ms. Michele Burke Bowe Chevy Chase, Maryland

Rev. Thomas H. Smolich, S.J. U.S. Jesuit Conference

Mr. Curtis W. Brand Exxon-Mobil Oil (ret.)

Rev. James R. Stormes, S.J. U.S. Jesuit Conference

Mr. Stephen D. Cashin Pan African Capital


Mr. Henry J. Ferrero Deloitte & Touche (ret.)

Rev. Kenneth J. Gavin, S.J. National Director

Mr. James Haggerty Catholic Legal Immigration Network (ret.)

Ms. Shaina Aber Associate Advocacy Director

Dr. Marilyn Jerome, M.D. Foxhall OB/GYN Associates

Mr. Armando Borja Program Director

Rev. Kenneth J. Gavin, S.J. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Mr. Ronald Ferreri Development Director

Mr. Timothy J. Kelly Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Mr. Christian Fuchs Communications Director

Mr. Donald M. Kerwin, Jr. Mitigation Policy Institute

Ms. Mitzi Schroeder Director for Policy

Rev. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J. Detroit & Chicago Provinces, Provincial

Ms. Pamela Oguagha Administrative Coordinator

Mass at Mwange Camp in Zambia. (E. Constantine for JRS/USA)



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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Annual Report 2009  

The 2009 Annual Report

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