The 52nd annual Lynchburg Chapter Humanitarian Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the University of Lynchburg.

Under the leadership of Hylan T. Hubbard, III, the following individuals will be honored:


William R. & Dorothy S. Cardwell
Delores E. Fowler
Frances J. Giles
L. Kimball Payne III
Sally C. Selden


The Humanitarian Award of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is presented to those individuals who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  On occasion, the organization may bestow the Jeffrey B. Spence Award for Interfaith Understanding to individuals who have conducted exceptional work in the area of interfaith understanding. The Distinguished Merit Citation recognizes corporations or community organizations for their humanitarian work.

Thank you to the 2019 Humanitarian Award Dinner Supporters:

Humanitarian Level Supporter

Benefactor Level Supporters

Corporate Level Supporter

• Charlie C. Boyd, Jr.  


Table Level Supporters

Agudath Sholom Synagogue

Bank of the James

Campbell Insurance

Central Virginia Community College

• “The City of Lynchburg” sponsored by Marjette Upshur & Bonnie Svrcek

• Delbridges and Friends

Dermatology Consultants

The Education & Research Foundation, Inc.

• Delores E. Fowler


Generation Solutions

• Friends of Ellen Gross

• Heritage Connection Gifts & Tailoring

• Holy Trinity Luthern Church

Johnson Health Center

Liberty University

Lynchburg City Schools

Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc.

• Lynchburg Grows

• Lynchburg Jewish Community Council

Moore & Giles Inc.

• Thomas and Ellen Nygaard

• L. Kimball Payne III

Past Humanitarian Awards

Past Honorees
a listing of all past honorees with Biographies (as available)

Past Dinner Chairs
a listing of all past dinner chairs




***Due to overwhelming community response, the Humanitarian Awards Dinner has reached capacity and is no longer accepting reservations. A wait list has been created – please contact Katie Hathaway at 804-515-7950 or to be added. As seats become available, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. ***

Full Tables with signage may be reserved for groups of 8 to sit together.  Individuals may select a seat at any Open Seating table upon arrival.

To make a reservation:  

  • By check or invoice: print out the Reply Card, complete all information, and mail it to VCIC
  • Online: Use the form below to pay with a credit card. Note: all fees are passed on to registrant
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