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The 60th annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Celebration takes place on Thursday, March 21, 2024.

Under the leadership of Celebration Chair, Sandra Porter Leon, the following individuals and organization will be honored:


Humanitarian Awards

Thomas Brandl
Don Comer, Jr.
Susan S. Goode
Laura Geringer Gross
Iris J. Lundy
Michael R. Toliver

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 2023 Humanitarian Awards Supporters:

Humanitarian Level Supporters


Benefactor Level Supporter

S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Corporate Level Supporters

Birdsong Corporation

City of Norfolk

Ann Nusbaum

Operation Smile

Palace Shops and Station

• TowneBank

Virginia Wesleyan University

Ambassador Level 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


2024 Invitation

To make a reservation: 

  • By check or invoice: print out the Reply Card (TBA), 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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