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2015 Recipients of Stirling Dickinson Award Named

Jay Moskowitz and Jane Sallis

By Ann Mauzé

Jane Sallis and Jay Moskowitz have been selected by Patronato Pro Niño’s board of directors to receive the organization’s annual Stirling Dickinson Award at a luncheon on Sunday, November 15, at Mansión de  Montitlán. All are invited.

Patronato Pro Niños Luncheon
Honoring the 2015
Stirling Dickinson Awardees
Sun, Nov 15, 1pm
Mansión de la Montitlán
Montitlán 18, Los Balcones
US$75 or 1,250 pesos
152 7796

“Both of these stellar volunteers have contributed significantly by guiding the organization through changes and growth in the past two decades,” said Becki Carney, Development Chair.

Jane Sallis

Jane has been involved since 2002 and has served in numerous capacities, including every office on the executive committee, president in 2006, and chair of major fundraisers many times. She is the “go-to” person, who works just as hard in the background as in the limelight.

Like so many people here, Jane came to San Miguel in search of a new life—one that would be, as she puts it, “kinder and gentler than in the Microsoft war rooms of high tech,” where she was employed in Seattle. Friends in her hometown of Dallas pointed her in this direction, and soon she was recruited to Patronato Pro Niños by Mary Ambrose.


While at the helm for the publication of newsletters, brochures, auction catalogues, and gala publicity year after year, she worked closely with PPN’s administrative and development staff in maintaining their databases. At a moment’s notice, her memory bank can call up details and dates of fundraising events, names of donors and volunteers, and the fine print in policies incorporated into the everyday workings of Patronato Pro Niños’ healthcare for San Miguel’s neediest children.

Jay Moskowitz

Jay’s extensive experience as a PPN Walking Tour guide led to his joining the Pro Niños board in 2007. As a guide he developed a unique itinerary featuring the architecture in the historic district, which became the subject of special tours as well as part of some of the standard tours.

Jay and his wife, Debe, moved here from Washington, DC. Jay’s background was in international development, working with the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and others. His general management skills in budgeting, strategic planning, and coordination enabled him to navigate the organization through a financial crisis during his term of office with PPN. While he was president, 2011-2013, Jay helped integrate PPN’s delivery of healthcare services with those of Seguro Popular.

Everyone is invited to join the Patronato Pro Niños board of directors in celebrating the accomplishments of these two outstanding volunteers. Tickets may be purchased by calling Lily in the Patronato Pro Niños office at 152 7796.

Now in its 45th year, Patronato Pro Niños services over 12,000 pediatric medical and dental cases annually. All proceeds from the Stirling Dickinson Award Luncheon on November 15 will go toward this effort to ensure that each child from infancy to teen years receives the most thorough attention possible.


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