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San Fele Association of Western New York 2005 Humanitarian Award
Dr. G. John M. Abbarno is the 2005 recipient of the Humanitarian Award presented by the San Fele Association of Western New York. Giovanni is the son of the late Peter J. Abbarno and the late Lucy DiGiacomo of176 Georgia Stree where he lived with eight siblings; James, Frank, Pasquale, Marie, Gloria, Theresa, Anthony, and Paul. Giovanni is married to Janice Agati with whom they have a son, Aaron Joseph.
A Professor of Philosophy at D'Youville College, Dr. Abbarno was honored for his Community Service locally and internationally. He is a longtime Board member of the Friends of Night People and now serves as the Board President. Since 1998 he devotes his time on the Ethics Board at the Episcopal Church Home and the Catholic Health System's Long Term Care Ethics Board. His dedication to teaching includes nearly thirty years of education of the incarcerated both in Illinois and New York State Prisons. An ethicist, Dr. Abbarno has published his scholarship on a broad spectrum of moral issues in various professions such as ethics in medicine, law, and business. Among his publications are: The Ethics of Homelessness, The Corporation in the Moral Community, and Inherent and Instrumental Values (forthcoming). In addition, he has more than thirty essays published in journals, Conference Proceedings and anthologies. He continues to be invited as a guest lecturer on Ethics and Value Theory in Russia, Turkey, England, Romania, Italy, Mexico, Finland, China, and Vietnam.
For more than ten years Dr. Abbarno has served as Associate Editor of The Value Inquiry Book Series, The Journal of Value Inquiry, and Co-editor of Axiology and Ethics from Hubei Institute of Philosophy, Wuhan, China. He has served as president of national and international societies of philosophy. Dr. Abbarno is the current president of the Conference on Philosophical Societies which oversees sixty philiosophical societies in the American Philosophical Association.