The 56th annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Dinner will take place on Monday, June 15, 2020 (rescheduled from March 25) at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

Under the leadership of Dennis G. Manning (Norfolk Academy), the following individuals will be honored:


Sharon S. Goodwyn
Jay M. Klebanoff
Toiya A. Sosa
James M. Wood, Jr.


Amy K. Milligan


Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin Hampton Roads

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.

Special thanks to Barbara Hamm Lee (Executive Producer/Host, Another View) for serving as the 2020 Humanitarian Awards Emcee.

Thank you to the 2020 Humanitarian Awards 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




***Due to overwhelming community response, the Humanitarian Awards Dinner has reached capacity and is no longer accepting reservations. A wait list has been created – please contact Katie Hathaway at 804-515-7950 or to be added. As seats become available, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. ***

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. RSVP deadline is March 13, 2020.

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
P&P Honorees

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