Saint Ilario Award
Every year, starting from January 1987, on the occasion of the city's Patronal feast day, "The Saint Ilario Award" is awarded to the citizens:"...who have in some way contributed to improving the life of an individual and of the comunity;and to the raising of the city's prestige.."
(In alphabetical order..)
The city of Parma's gold medal has been awared to GIAN PAOLO DALLARA for the work of designer and entrepreneur in the field of motor racing, the area for which he has obtained the best technical and sporting results, winning numerous and prestigious trophies in the internetional field.
The city of Parma's gold medal has been awared to ALICE GANDOLFI. She has always been engaged in doing voluntary work, she has contributed to making the city's community aware of the serious problems in the undereveloped countries of the Third World;and she has dedicated herself to the insertion of disabled people in schools and work.
The city of Parma's gold medal has been awared to ANTONIO RIZZOLI.Leading one of the oldest and the most important food companies of Parma, he has consolidated the oprestigious tradition by re-launching it and renewing it with a modern, entrepreneurial spirit.
The city of Parma's gold medal has been awared to ROBERTO TASSI. His original profession of doctor has inspired the humanistic and cultural interests, which have been completely expressed in the activity of art critic, in which he has reached well-deserved fame and notoriety.
The Certificate of Public Merit has been awared to GIUSEPPE COPERCINI.For having contributed to the fight for national liberation and for the civil commitment during the reconstruction period, as well as having practised the profession of doctor with a great humanitarian spirit.
The Certificate of Public Merit has been awared to AMELIO GANDOLFI.For having dedicated his whole life time to voluntary wirk in the meritorious Public Assistance, of which he has been an important point of reference even in the most difficult moments.
The Certificate of Public Merit has been awared to CENTRO DI SOLIDARIETA' L'ORIZZONTE.For ten-year's activity in the recovery and rehebilitation of drug addicts, involing families and social workers, and in this way contributing to civil growth in the city's commununity. The Certificate is recived by Father Fausto Torresendi.