The 56th annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards Dinner took place on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump.

The community gathered to honor the following individuals and organization:



Carol D. Adams
Earl M. Ferguson
Tanya M. González
Kym D. Grinnage
John G. Stallings


The Faison 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 Citation recognizes corporations or community organizations for their humanitarian work.

Thank you to the 2018 Humanitarian Award Dinner Supporters:

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




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 or visit our registration site Note: all fees are passed on to registrant

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