The 55th annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

Under the leadership of Alvin A. Wall (Wall Einhorn & Chernitzer P.C.), the following individuals will be honored:



Regina R. Darden
Claus Ihlemann
Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander
Kevin H. Turpin
Alok K. Verma
Patricia P. Wainger


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 2019 Humanitarian Awards Dinner Supporters:

Corporate Level Supporters

Table Level Supporters

Special thanks to Barbara Hamm Lee for serving as the 2019 Humanitarian Awards Emcee.

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. RSVP deadline is March 20, 2019.

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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