The 56th annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Dinner took place virtually on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (rescheduled from March 25).
Under the leadership of Dennis G. Manning (Norfolk Academy), the following individuals were honored:
Sharon S. Goodwyn
Jay M. Klebanoff
Toiya A. Sosa
James M. Wood, Jr.
JEFFREY B. SPENCE AWARD FOR INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING
Amy K. Milligan
DISTINGUISHED MERIT AWARD
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.