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The 56th annual Peninsula Humanitarian Awards Dinner takes place on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

Under the leadership of Dinner Chair, Jeffery O. Smith (Virginia Air and Space Science Center), the following individuals and organization will be honored:


Humanitarian Awards
Xavier L. Beale
Syed Ismail

Eugene M. Jordan, II

Nick G. Vlahakis
Gwendolyn R. Williams


Distinguished Merit Award
Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center

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 2024 Humanitarian Award Dinner Supporters:

Humanitarian Level Supporters

Metro Productions

Benefactor Level Supporters

Table Level Supporters

• The Abbit Family Foundation

• Dominion Energy

• Mayer & Susan Levy and Guy & Robin Levy

Soundscapes, Inc.


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



To make a reservation:  

  • By check or invoice: print out the Reply Card, complete all information, and mail it to VCIC (address on reverse of reply card)
  • By credit card: Use the form below Note: all fees are passed on to registrant

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