Saint Ignatius High School

Tom Pasko Hon. '96 to Receive Close-Caputo Educator of Humanity Award

Tom Pasko Hon. '96 will receive this year’s Close-Caputo Educator of Humanity Award from Values-in-Action Foundation (Project Love) at its annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Dinner on January 18, 2018.
On January 18, 2018, Values-in-Action Foundation (Project Love) will host its annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Dinner at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. The event, “Values Matter,” honors individuals and organizations with various awards that recognize kindness, goodness, doing the right thing and leading with values.

We are proud to announce that our own Tom Pasko, Hon. '96 will receive this year’s Close-Caputo Educator of Humanity Award. The award recognizes educators who lead their schools and communities with kindness, caring and respect. Now in his 53rd year of teaching at Saint Ignatius High School, Mr. Pasko began teaching in 1965, first in history and now in the English department. He is recognized for his positivity, thoughtful teaching efforts and for his commitment to our students and school for more than 50 years. Other honorees that evening include The Riverside Company represented by Stewart Kohl and Marc Byrnes of Oswald Companies.

Values-in-Action's mission is to educate today’s youth while giving high regard to the importance of values and humanity. Through its Project Love® school programming, Values-in-Action delivers social-emotional and character-building programs to more than 300 schools in 57 counties throughout Ohio teaching students the importance of relationship-building and the soft-skills that emphasize kindness, caring, respect, civility and success. In short, Values-in-Action’s programs increase values, decrease bullying and increase graduation rates and success in life. Since 1994, Project Love programming has directly trained 170,000 students, and last year alone reached 55,000 students with its latest, anti-bullying, kindness program titled, Stick Together™ presented in partnership with Duck Tape®.
If you would like to attend the event in support of Mr. Pasko, tickets and sponsorships are available. Please visit for all event details or contact the Values-in-Action office at 440.442.5683.