Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Sister Christine Wagner Wins 2014 Farash Prize

Sister Christine Wagner, the co-founder and executive director of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, has won the 2014 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship.  

It was announced Wednesday night that as a result, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation will give  $100,000 to that organization.

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center provides health care, counseling, adult education and social service advocacy to the uninsured in Monroe County. Wagner helped establish the center and has been executive director since 1995.

The facility on South Avenue sees nearly 2,000 people a year for medical or other services.

The prize was last awarded in 2012 to Tom Ferraro, the founder of Foodlink.  He died last February.

The award was established to reward the efforts of an outstanding social entrepreneur in the community; to encourage others to emulate those efforts, and to honor the entrepreneurial spirit fo Max Farash, the foundation's founder.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.