FADICA Receives the 2023 Margaret Nacke CSJ Bakhita Award from the Alliance to End Human Trafficking

For Immediate Release

Contact: Loretta Dees, Director of Communications 

Washington, D.C., Oct. 6 The Alliance to End Human Trafficking honored FADICA with its 2023 Margaret Nacke CSJ Bakhita Award at its recent 10th Anniversary celebration. 


Alexia Kelley accepted the award on behalf of FADICA, joined by FADICA members Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, Sr. Gina Marie Blunck Executive Director, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Lora Ricca, program officer with the Catholic Sisters Initiative. 


The award recognized FADICA’s support in the founding of the Alliance, previously known as U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. FADICA co-hosted a 2013 convening of sisters leading efforts against trafficking, and FADICA members provided catalytic support in the organization’s early years and through today. 


International organization Talitha Kum was also presented the Margaret Nacke CSJ Bakhita Award for its work and partnership with ending human trafficking.


Today, the Alliance has grown to include more than 115 congregations and another 100+ individuals and organizations spread throughout the United States. Their mission is ending human trafficking and supporting survivors. 

FADICA is a Catholic philanthropic network of foundations and donors supporting Catholic activities and initiatives. United by shared values, we go farther together, multiplying impact through shared learning, engagement with Catholic leadership, and collaboration.

Pictured above L to R: Sr. Sally Duffy, SC (former FADICA Board Chair), Lora Ricca (program officer with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Catholic Sisters Initiative), Alexia Kelley (FADICA President and CEO), and Sr. Gina Marie Blunck, SND (Executive Director, Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters). Photo Credit: Alliance to End Human Trafficking