Edgeworth attorney honored for support of Villa St. Joseph
Although Eugene Giotto is honored to be receiving Villa St. Joseph's 2014 Partner in Caring Award, he said there are many others there who deserve the recognition.
“The award really could be given to everyone. All of the care providers are committed to the residents and that's a mutual belief of the members of the board. It's very fulfilling,” he said.
“Everyone has a common goal.”
The Partner in Caring award is given each year to an individual, group or organization who helps to promote the mission of the Baden residential nursing care and rehabilitation facility.
Giotto of Edgeworth will be presented with the award during the annual Young at Heart fundraising gala on Sept. 19, which benefits the benevolent care and music therapy programs at Villa St. Joseph.
“I would say that Gene's greatest contribution to Villa St. Joseph has been his steadfast diligence in support of the mission. He has been very responsive to all inquiries directed to him and has shared a broad legal and ethical perspective in many matters,” said Executive Director Mary Murray of Giotto, a trial attorney for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney.
“We are thankful for Gene's wise counsel over the years and his support of our mission of excellence in compassionate care,” she said.
Sister Judith Maroni, CSJ, director of mission integration, described Giotto as someone dedicated to the mission at Villa St. Joseph.
“As a board member, Gene generously shared his legal expertise when called upon with wise counsel that facilitated positive outcomes.
He was consistently cordial, supportive and encouraging of all Villa St. Joseph endeavors,” she said.
Giotto said he thinks the award was a “thank you” from the Villa. His tenure as one of the board of directors ended in June after serving the maximum time allowed — three three-year terms.
“That's good, though,” he said of the limit because it enables new members with fresh ideas to bring to the table.
Before Giotto was asked by another board member to join almost a decade ago, he had not been to the campus, but heard good things about it. He said many friends and acquaintances have had family members at Villa St. Joseph over the years.
“I've always thought the Villa was a special jewel for the community,” he said.
“You come here and there really is a sense of community and helping your neighbor, coming together for the common good.”
Kristina Serafini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-324-1405 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.