Since 1975 founder/CEO, Daniel F. Bassill has been recognized with numerous awards and has been interviewed in dozens of print, TV, radio and Internet media stories. A list newspaper stories can be seen at this link. Additional articles and award links can be found on the T/MC web site.
Some of the most prominent awards and recognition are:
March 2009 - Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection article featured on Oprah's Angel Network web site - http://oprahsangelnetwork.org/stories/555-cabrini-green-mentor-expands-networks-for-students
November 2008 - Dan Bassill recognized as one of five Chicago Local Heroes™ by Bank of America
Learn more at http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_neighborexcell
Jan. 2008 - selected as one of six charities in world to receive year end donation from HSBC International
Jan 2007 - June 2008 - Calendar of High Quality Complementary Learning Activities for Afterschool Programs includes Cabrini Connections - Published by Learning Point Associates
2004 Shining Examples of Liberal Arts Leadership by the Associated Colleges of Illinois
- Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa degree from Illinois Wesleyan University on Sept. 5, 2001
- Appointed by Governor George Ryan of Illinois to serve as a Commissioner on the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service beginning September 2001; reappointed in 2007
- Publisher’s Clearing House 1999 Good as Gold Award received on Dec. 31, 1999 in a nationally televised segment of Montel Williams TV show (see photo above)
- Bassill served as one of ten Chicago delegates for the 1997 Presidents' Summit For America's Future
- Selected as a Giraffe in 1997, for consistently sticking neck out to help others, by the Giraffe Foundation. Two Giraffes have won Nobel Prizes.
- 100 Big Hearts for Young Heroes, from LaRabida Hospital, presented June 27, 1996
- Prime Mover Award - Garland C. Guice Grant Recipient, from The Target Group, June 13, 1996
- MidAmerica Leadership Foundation "Resourcing Leadership Award", presented in April 1996
- David Kellum Award, presented in February 1996 by the Baha'i House of Worship, to Cabrini Connections
- Acacia National Fraternity Award of Merit, to Dan Bassill, October 1994
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Community Service Award, to Dan Bassill, March 1989
- Chicago Volunteer Action Center Heart of Gold Award, presented in April of 1987, to Dan Bassill for volunteer service
- Voluntary Action Award, presented by Voluntary Action Center, April 30 , 1982. Recognition as one of 10 outstanding volunteer organizations in the Chicago Area.
- Chicago Sun Times Thomas Jefferson Award , presented in March of 1982, to Dan Bassill for volunteer service (see article)