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

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 2018 Humanitarian Award Dinner Supporters:

Humanitarian Level Supporters

Benefactor Level Supporter

Corporate Level Supporter

Table Level Supporters


• Monroe G. Baldwin, Jr.

• Boyd Family & Friends 

• Campbell Insurance

• Central Virginia Community College

• City of Lynchburg – Bonnie Svrcek & Marjette Upshur

• Dodson Pest Control

• English Construction Company, Inc.

First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg

• Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

• Friends of Ellen Gross

• Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

• HumanKind

• George A. Hurt, M.D.

• Johnson Health Center

• League of Women Voters of Lynchburg

• Legacy Museum

• Liberty University

• LSC Communications

• Lynchburg City Schools

• Lynchburg Jewish Community Council

• Molly McClenon – Family & Friends

• Moore & Giles

• Ellen Gebhardt Nygaard & Thomas Nygaard

• Park View Community Mission

• Leslie and Kimball Payne

• Piedmont Community Health Plan

• Mr. Richard & Dr. Kathryn Pumphrey

• Schewel Furniture Company

• Scott Insurance

• SunTrust Bank

• Shannon Valentine

• Virginia University of Lynchburg

• Friends of J M Waller

• Wells Fargo Bank

• Wiley|Wilson

• Robin Wood – Family & Friends

• Woods Rogers Edmunds & Williams

• YMCA of Central Virginia

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



(May 2019 Dinner available at a later date)


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