2023 – Anne Collopy

On October 31, 2004, CPO lost a true friend and one of our founding Board members, Art Herkenhoff. Art was a hero in all the areas that truly matter: in Faith, family and pro-life involvement. Art had enormous courage in the face of opposition to proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, and he always exhibited true charity, humility and joy. Each year CPO receives many outstanding nominations for the Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award.

The Board of Directors chose to present the 2023 Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award to a remarkable woman, Anne Collopy.  Miss Anne, as she is known at co-op, has given almost every Friday for 9 years to All Saints Homeschool Co-op. She is one of the first to arrive and one of the last to leave. Anne always makes time to share her faith and stories with the children and their parents. She helps in any way she can with hall monitoring, taking attendance, cleaning, and much more. As a single Catholic woman, she is a stellar role model for many children at the co-op. Anne attends daily Mass and practices many holy devotions. She is a third-order Carmelite. Her support of the pro-life movement is unceasing. She is loved as the “Co-op Grandma”’.

Anne Collopy, Art Herkenhoff Award winner expressing her thanks for the award.

Anne received the 18th Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award at the CPO annual Luncheon & Fundraiser held at the Southview Country Club in St. Paul on November 4, 2023

Art Herkenhoff family and friends with Anne Collopy, Colleen Perfect and Fr. Robert Altier


The CPO Board of Directors seeks the names of individuals who would be worthy of nomination for the 2024, 19th annual Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award. The persons nominated should exhibit the same qualities, principles and values which characterized the life and person of Art Herkenhoff: Faith, family, pro-life involvement, courage, charity and joy.

 Please submit your nomination by October 1, 2024.

 You may complete the Online Nomination Form on our website at: catholicparents.org/official-candidate-nomination-form/ or contact us at 651-705-5409 and we’ll be happy to mail you the form.