On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Caroline Center, Gibbons Commons CNA/GNA Program Coordinator Ms. Toni Moore-Duggan, MS, CRNP, was the honored recipient of the 2018 Doris Johnson Award presented by the Archdiocese of Baltimore at its Social Ministry Convocation held at Mercy High School. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding work in social ministry - especially individuals whose work encompasses social change and is highlighted by collaboration with others in order to develop strategies that can make a lasting difference in neighborhoods, communities, and by extension, society at large.
In addition to being a valued staff professional at Caroline Center, Ms. Moore-Duggan is an active member of St. Ignatius Parish, where she serves as lector and eucharist minister. Additionally, she is a member of the St. Ignatius Peace and Justice Ministry, the co-chair of the Archdiocesan Racial Justice Circle, and a member of her parish's Racial Justice Subcommittee. As a certified spiritual director, Ms. Moore-Duggan also is involved in the planning of a number of spiritual retreats during the year.
The Doris Johnson Award, which Toni was presented with recently, is named for Baltimore-born, neighborhood and community activist Doris M. Johnson who devoted her life to improving the lives of others. Ms. Johnson lived and raised six children in the Clifton Park neighborhood of Baltimore, where she and taught and modeled for her family the value in becoming community activists and leaders. Ms. Johnson's community activism spanned more than 30 years - during which time she founded a neighborhood assistance center in Clifton Park, was a member of the Baltimore City Public Schools board and Board of Elections, and established a local Adopt-a-House program and a Quality of Life Center. For many years, Ms. Johnson was a Baltimore community leader for the Coldstream-Homestead-Lake Montebello community. Ms. Doris M. Johnson is remembered in Baltimore for being among the very few activists in Baltimore whose work touched on nearly every community group.
Congratulations to Toni from the entire Caroline Center family - trainees, graduates, faculty, staff, and board of trustees.