IFLC’s 4th Annual Awards Dinner

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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2016 Honorees

Nancy Schlichting

Dan Hart Krichbaum Visionary Civic Leader Award

Nancy M. Schlichting, CEO: Henry Ford Health System

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Community Service Award

Bruce Millan, Founder and Artistic Director: Detroit Repertory Theater

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To view Bruce’s dinner acceptance speech, please click here

To learn about the Detroit Repertory Theater, please click here

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Interfaith Leadership Award

WISDOM (Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in MetroDetroit)

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To view the WISDOM acceptance speech, please click here

Click here to visit WISDOM’s website.

Thank you to this year’s dinner sponsors:

  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • Walgreens
  • Bruttell Family
  • Ed Levy
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
  • Walbridge
  • Katz Family
  • Singh Family
  • Ecumenical Theological Seminary
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Christ Church Cranbrook
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Singh Development

 Thank you to all of our guests who joined us for our 3rd Annual Awards Dinner! We are looking forward to celebrating with you again next year!

Special thanks to our Interfaith Hero- the DTE Energy Foundation!

Please visit the links below to view video footage of the evening!

Pre-Dinner Reception

Rochelle Riley- Opening Remarks

Tribute to Dan Krichbaum

Interfaith Leadership Award- Steve Spreitzer

Community Service Award- Brother Al Mascia

Daniel Hart Krichbaum Visionary Civic Leader Award- Shirley Stancato

2015 Awards Dinner Honorees

Remembering a Visionary Civic Leader:

Daniel Hart Krichbaum

(1942 – 2015)

Special Tribute by Congresswoman
Debbie Dingle

Daniel Hart Krichbaum

Visionary Civic Leader Award

Shirley Stancato

Shirley Stancato

The Visionary Civic Leader Award is awarded to a coalition builder, a risk taker, an individual whose vocation benefits the community as a whole.

As the longest serving president and CEO of New Detroit, Stancato provides strong leadership and guidance to carry-out New Detroit’s mission to improve race relations in Southeast Michigan. Prior to joining New Detroit, Stancato enjoyed a long career at what is now Chase Bank, where she rose to the rank of Senior Vice President. Stancato lead the creation of the first Regional Race Equity Report in 2014.

Stancato has received numerous awards throughout her career including the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association of Community Leadership, Crain’s Detroit Business 100 Most Influential Women, Woman of Achievement by the Anti-Defamation League, and the Detroit News Michiganian of the Year. Stancato also appeared in Who’s Who in Black Detroit – the Inaugural Edition, 2006. A lifelong Detroiter, Stancato is a graduate of Cass Technical High School. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wayne State University.

For more information on Shirley Stancato, please visit the following links:

An op-ed written by Shirley

CBS News Journal, Michigan Matters, featuring Shirley Stancato

Community Service Award

Brother Al Mascia

Brother Al Mascia

The Community Service Award was created to honor an individual who devotes their time, energy and good-will to non-profit community service activities.

Brother Al Mascia, OFM, is a Franciscan Friar of the St. John the Baptist Province. The Franciscan heritage is a veritable treasure trove of poetic, imaginative and lyrical ways of preaching and living the Gospel. As Brother Al travels from place to place singing old melodies as well as his own story-songs, he has the joy of ministering as did his Franciscan ancestors of old when they went about as ioculatores Domini, or minstrels of God! In this way, he stays wonderfully connected to an ancient spiritual narrative. Brother Al is currently in residence at the newly re-established Duns Scotus Friary at the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace where he is deeply involved in community outreach projects aimed at serving the less fortunate in metro-Detroit.

For more information on Brother Al, please visit the following links:

About his community outreach work with the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace

Two short video clips detailing more of Brother Al’s community work:

Wheels of Warmth: Brother Al’s Bicycle Cart Ministry

Brother Al Mascia & This Hood Of Ours Feeds The Community

Interfaith Leadership Award

Steve Spreitzer

Steve Spreitzer

The Interfaith Leadership Award is awarded to an individual who has spent years active in interfaith work, conceiving and implementing interfaith work and initiatives.

Steve Spreitzer is the President and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable. He served as Interim President and CEO from August 2013 until July 2014, Director of Programs from 2008 to 2013, managed the Roundtable’s Interfaith efforts from 1996 to 2008 and Walk2gether Michigan from 2004 to 2008. Spreitzer received his Masters in Social Work at Michigan State University, where he studied the role of the faith community in advancing social justice. Steve has worked in community mental health, criminal justice ministry and legislative advocacy. He has received recognition from the World Sabbath for Religious Reconciliation, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, the Catholic Youth Organization and the Hindu American Foundation.

For more information on Steve Spreitzer, please read this Detroit Free Press article

 Meet our 2015 Dinner Sponsors!

Interfaith Hero

DTE Energy Foundation

Interfaith Friend

Bob and Judy Bruttell

Edward Levy

Interfaith Advocate

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Henry Ford Health System

The Taubman Center


Non-profit Sustainer

St. Joseph Mercy Health Center (Trinity Health)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Robert and Gail Katz

Christ Church Cranbrook

Detroit Medical Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

New Detroit

MGM Grand Detroit

Wayne State University

Special thanks to the DTE Energy Foundation for their generous support as our 2014 InterFaith Hero!

2014 Dinner Honorees

Visionary Leadership Award: Mariam Noland
President- Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
 To learn more about Mariam and her work with the Community Foundation, please click here to watch a short video.

Community Service Award: Dr. Glenda PriceDr. Glenda Price
President: Detroit Public Schools Foundation
 To learn more about Dr. Price and her work with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, please click here to watch a short video.

Najah Bazzy
Interfaith Leadership Award: Najah Bazzy
President and Founder: Zaman International
 To learn more about Najah and her work with Zaman International, please click here to watch a short video.

Thank you to our additional 2014 sponsors!

Interfaith Supporter

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Interfaith Friend

Judy and Robert Bruttell

The Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation

Interfaith Advocate

Ed Levy

PVS Chemical

Interfaith Contributor

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Henry Ford Health System

JAR Group

Islamic Center of America