November 16, 2016
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has honored The Most Reverend Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone with its 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award, which recognizes an individual or organization that illustrates exemplary performance in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina believes diverse voices should be present, active, listened to and valued. The foundation fosters a respectful, inclusive, open environment with varying viewpoints, strengths and assets. In its grantmaking and community engagement strategies, the foundation works to ensure no person is excluded from participation or services due to discrimination or prejudice.
“Bishop Guglielmone was chosen for the Leadership in Diversity Award because he represents a commitment to social justice and diversity issues across South Carolina,” said Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president. “His passionate work around immigration reform plus human trafficking has been truly fantastic. His leadership role in other important issues such as equality and fairness resonates with so many people. We are honored to be able to provide him with this award for 2016.”
The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone was ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of Charleston on March 25, 2009, in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Feeling the call to the priesthood, Bishop Guglielmone entered the seminary for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He earned a Master of Divinity at Immaculate Conception Seminary in 1977 and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre on April 8, 1978 and was assigned to St. Martin of Tours in Amityville for his first priestly ministry after ordination. He later served as a priest in parishes across Long Island, most recently as Rector of St Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.