The 52nd annual Peninsula Humanitarian Awards Dinner took place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. 

Under the leadership of Joni L. Ivey and Ashby C. Kilgore, the following individuals were honored:


Carlton S. Ashby
George Chioros
Janet V. Green
C. Michael and Nancy B. Petters
Valerie S. Price


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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 2020 Humanitarian Award Dinner Supporters:

Humanitarian Level Supporter

Benefactor Level Supporter


Corporate Level Supporters

Table Level Supporter

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




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