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. On the rarest occasion, the Distinguished Virginian Award is presented individuals who reside in one location but whose reach in the promotion of understanding and respect is statewide. The Distinguished Merit Award recognizes corporations or community organizations for their humanitarian work.
Longtime community leader Irving M. “Irv” Blank will receive a Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities on Oct. 25. The annual event will be held virtually.
He is among a group of other leaders who will be honored that evening, including Anne B. Holton who will receive the Distinguished Virginia Award.