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Matts Awards and Major Recognitions


  • 1985 Invested by order of Pope John Paul II into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

  • 1987 Invested by New York Archbishop John O’Conner into Association of the Master Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta .

  • 1991 “Professional of the Year” award give by The Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago.

  • 1992 Bronze Medal in the National Federation of French Culture’s Deauville Exhibition.

  • 1996 Awarded honorary doctorate of humane letters by University of Saint Thomas , Minneapolis , Minnesota .

  • 2006 Awarded with the French Civic Star (a decoration installed by Napoleon for Heroic Efforts to French People), rarely is this award given to foreigners. Matt received it for his work with the gang leaders from the Parisian riots during 2005.

  • 2007 Matt Lamb receives the Royal Gold Medal for the Arts a decoration from the King of Spain. Matt is the first American artist to ever receive this award.

  • 2008 Awarded with the European Gold Cross, Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo’s highest honor, for his efforts to promote peace throughout the world with Lamb Umbrellas for Peace.

  • 2009 Matt Lamb reception of his Honorary Doctorate Degree at Bradford University , England.

  • 2012 Chicago police department Honor Coin (challenge coin given out by the CPD Honor Guard to a family member)



From 1980 to 2000


  • On the Board of Directors of the Vatican Museum Rome Italy

  • Sir Matthew James Lamb Knight Grand Cross from the Equestrian Order of the Holy Speulchre of Jerusalem

  • The North Central Lieutenant representing the north central part of the United States at the Grand Majesteriam Rome Italy

  • Recepiant of the Order of the Chasqui from the people of Peru

  • Member of the Reial Cercle of Arts in Barcelona Spain

  • Treasurer of the Roman Catholic Church Extension Society

  • Man of the Year from Leo High School, Chicago, IL.

  • President of the Advisory Board of Cook County Schools

  • Member of the Teamsters 727 for 60 years

  • President of the International Funeral Directors Association

  • Board of Directors of Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL

  • Board of Directors of Concordia Saving and Loan in Chicago IL

  • Board of Directors of St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL

  • President of Oak Lawn, IL Chamber of Commerence

  • Founder/ President of the Chulucanas Missions in Lima Peru

  • Founder /President of the Chulucanas Fellows, US and Peru

  • Honorary Augustinians from the Order of Augustinians and Bishop John McNabb

  • Award from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

  • Member of the National Business Conference Washington DC, under President Ronald Regan



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