2012 Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Awards Event
Join us for this year’s Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Awards Event! We are eager to bestow this honor upon Merlene Davis and the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass for their contributions to our community.
About Merlene Davis
Merlene Davis began working at the Lexington Herald-Leader in 1983, first as a reporter and then as a columnist. Throughout her career, she has used her gift as a natural storyteller to speak out for fairness, to raise awareness about those less fortunate, to inform with respect, and to celebrate our common humanity. Check out her blog at : http://merlenedavis.bloginky.com
About The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc.
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc. works to improve the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities by protecting the rights of nursing home residents; identifying and resolving residents’ concerns; empowering residents to make informed decisions; working to enact laws protecting older Kentuckians, and being a regular friendly visitor to residents. For more information, see their website http://www.ombuddy.org
About The Humanitarian Award
Since 1950, the Humanitarian Award has been given to individuals and organizations whose dedication and service to our community promotes respect, understanding and tolerance among all people. Humanitarian honorees envision a world where all human beings are of full and equal worth, live in safe, sustainable communities and are able to enjoy the full range of life’s benefits.
Humanitarians are leaders who “Dare to make a difference.” They speak out in the face of apathy, show determination in the face of adversity, build bridges in the face of division, and advocate in the face of human suffering. The Humanitarian Award honors those past and present who recognize the human goodness in all of us and strive to create a culture where, not just some people, but all people are welcome at the table of freedom, democracy, justice and community.
Lauren K. Weinberg
Lauren K. Weinberg served the Bluegrass Region for thirteen years as Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She worked tirelessly to destroy the barriers that separate and divide us. Her devotion and deep concern for others have been carried on throughout the years as we honor great community leaders with the Humanitarian Award in her honor.
Past Humanitarian Award Recipients
1950 – Dr. A. W. Fortune
1951 – David Ades, Dr. Robert Miles, REv. George O’Brien, Dr. Herman Donovan
1957 – Mrs. Preston Johnson, Marguerite McLaughlin, Robert Hogan, Herschel Weil
1959 – Maurice Hymson, Tom Riley, Theda Van Low, Dean M. M. White
1960 – Andrew Hagan, Dr. Bush Hunter, Dr. Sherman Miller
1961 – Rabbi Joseph Rosenbloom
1962 – Dr. Irvin Lunger
1963 – Rev. Robert Estill
1964 – Mrs. William Massie
1965 – Paul Oberst
1966 – Dr. Irving Gail
1967 – Mrs. A. Lee Coleman
1968 – Harry Sykes
1969 – Joe Graves
1970 – Neighborly Organization of Women, IBM Corporation, Ben Story, Jr.
1971 – Fayette County Public Schools: Julie Owens, Virgil Covington, Jr., Mary Brown, Richard Green, Jack Isaacs, William Martin, Edythe Hayes, Louie Mack
1974 – Tommy Bell
1975 – Dr. Otis Singletary
1976 – Albert Clay
1978 – Mrs. Ben Coleman, Rev. Bob Brown, Mrs. James Frankel, Rev. T. E. Hoppenjans
1979 – Ernest Hatfield, Robert R. Jefferson, Marylin K. Moosnick, Franklin B. Moosnick, William F. Wagner
1981 – Robert H. Hillenmeyer
1982 – Mim Hunt, Mrs. Ruth S. Roach, Dr. Ben F. Roach, William L. Turner
1983 – Rev. A. B. Lee, Irma Rosenstein, Harriet Van Meter
1984 – Laleah Logan, William H. Smith, Brereton C. Jones, Berea College
1985 – Abby Marlatt, Edward F. Prichard, Jr., Stanley I. Rose
1986 – Linda harvey, Robert A. Slone, Maurice Strider
1987 – Rev. Hal S. Daniell, Jr., Dr. Claude Wilkes Trapp
1988 – Mayor Scotty Baesler, Sr., Michael Leo Mullaney
1989 – Michael L. Ades, Monsignor Ralph W. Beiting
1990 – Dr. William C. Parker, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, USA.
1991 – Baby Health Service, Sandford T. Roach
1992 – Mary Birenbaum, Laura Babbage, Bob Babbage
1993 – William and Connie Collis, Don W. Byars, II
1994 – Debra A. Hensley, P. G. Peeples
1995 – Dr. M. Glynn Burke, The Fayette County Public School Equity Task Force: Rev. Dana Jones, Barbara Carter, Rev. Peter Casparian, Tim Haymaker, Mary Wells, Porter G. Peeples, Arnold Gaither, William R. Lane, Rhenzi Keys
1996 – Rose Rita Wurmser, Jerry Wurmser, Rona Roberts, Steve Kay
1997 – Catherine Warner, Lyle Hanna, George Zack
1998 – C. M. Newton, William H. Wilson
1999 – Larry Johnson, Roy P. and Juanita Betz Peterson, Thomas L. Young, MD
2000 – Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership of The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Richard W. Franklin, St. Joseph Hospital Mobile Clinic
2001 – Community Ventures Corporation, Nancy Jo Kemper
2002 – William R. Embry, Jr., Representative Kathy Stein
2003 – Employment Solutions, Richard Mitchell
2004 – Rev. Bob Brown, Ben Figueras
2005 – Arnold Gaither, Gloria Rie, Orlando Tubby Smith
2006 – Ernesto Scorsone, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
2007 – Georgetown Gollege, Msiba Ann Beard Grundy, Chester Grundy, Pat Smith
2008 – Catholic Action Center, Larry Connor, George Privett, MD
2009 – Anthany & Eunice Beatty, Lexmark International, Inc.
2010 – Nathaniel United Methodist Mission, Seedleaf, Inc.
2011 – Reel World String Band, Frank X Walker