The 53rd annual Lynchburg Humanitarian Awards Presentation will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
With a deep commitment to the safety and well-being of the community, VCIC’s leadership has made the decision to transition this year’s Humanitarian Awards presentation to a virtual event.

Under the leadership of Richard Tugman (Interim President and CEO, Centra), the following individuals will be honored:

John S. Capps
Owen C. Cardwell, Jr.
Mary G. Holmes
The Mitchell Sisters
(Kathryn M. Drayton, Louise E. Mitchell, Violet O. Mitchell)
Kay and J.P. Vaughan

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 Award recognizes corporations or community organizations for their humanitarian work.

Thank you to the 2021 Humanitarian Award Dinner Supporters:

Humanitarian Level Supporter

Benefactor Level Supporters

Corporate Level Supporter

Table Level Supporters

Campbell Insurance

Community Access Network

Johnson Health Center

• Lynchburg Jewish Community Council

Moore & Giles

• Leslie and Kimball Payne

Pettyjohn, Wood & White, Inc. 

Schewels Home

• Mike & Shannon Valentine


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


2021 Invitation

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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