The Evening of Gratitude for San Diego Ignatian Volunteer Corps including the Della Strada Award and
the Sheila O’Malley Vision and Dedication Award was a virtual celebration that opened with the
Celebration of the Eucharist by Rev. Gil Gentile, SJ. Fr. Gil has returned to his native New York Province
of the Jesuits (Now USA East Province) He celebrated Mass from the sanctuary of Saints proPeter and
Paul and St. Ursula parish in Mt. Vernon, NY. After the Eucharist, Regional Director Margot Howard
welcomed all guests and shared an update on the current activities of service corps members who are
working from home due to the pandemic. The chairman of the Board of Rise Up Industries, Mr. ??, gave
an introduction to Della Strada Awardee Joseph Gilbraith, Founder and CEO of Rise Up Industries. Joe
briefly shared about the work of Rise Up Industries.