Hampton Roads VOLUNTEER Achievement Awards

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Conducted annually, the Hampton Roads VOLUNTEER Achievement Awards recognize the region's most outstanding volunteers based on their length of service, initiative and impact on the community.  These men, women and youth have inspiring stories that encourage others to serve. Every year, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads also honors an outstanding leader in community service with the Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2016 Hampton Roads VOLUNTEER Achievement Awards will be held on April 13, 2016 at the Founders Inn & Spa

5:30PM: Registration and Cash Bar
6:30PM: Dinner and Awards


Honorees for the 2016 VOLUNTEER Achievement Awards - CONGRATULATIONS!

Individual Adult
Frank Brothers
Robert Fanning
Barbara Higgins
Tom Owen
Angela Reddix
Leroy Twine
Individual Youth
Sara Babcock
Destiney Taylor-Moyler
Individual Military
SSgt Tracey Evans
HM2 Samuel C. Johnson
Military Group
Air Force Sergeants Association Raptor Chapter 358
Youth Group
Parkway Elementary School Step Team
VBSPCA Junior Volunteer Program
Community Group
PHAT Conference Promoting Healthy Active Teens
Town Center Blind Lions
Faith-Based Group
SCM Vision, Inc.
Brad Halcums & Pam Courtney
Nonprofit Volunteer Program
Animal Resources of Tidewater
Virginia Living Museum
Western Tidewater Free Clinic
Nonprofit Staff Spotlight
Sarah Johnson, ForKids Inc.
Best of Nonprofit Board
Perry Hohman, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership
Tracy Keller, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
2016 - Mr. Dennis Ellmer, Priority Automotive

Past Honorees: 

2015 - Mr. George Y. Birdsong, Birdsong Peanuts
2014 - Gary McCollum, Cox Communications
2013 - Robert Stanton, Stanton Partners, Inc.
2012 - Bruce Thompson, Goldkey/PHR Resorts & Hotels
2011 - Robert Boyd, BB&T
2010 - Thomas Frantz, Williams Mullen
2009 - Deborah Stearns, GVA Advantis
2008 - Robert Aston, Jr., TowneBank
2007 - Vince & Suzanne Mastracco, Kaufman & Canoles
2006 - Harry Lester, Eastern Virginia Medical School
2005 - William K Butler, II, SunTrust Bank
2004 - Michael Barrett, Runnymede Corporation
2003 - John Lawson, W.M. Jordan Company
2002 - Macon Brock, Jr., Dollar Tree Stores
2001 - Peter Decker, Jr., Decker, Cardon, Thomas Weintraub & Neskis, PC
2000 - Harvey Lindsay, Jr., Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
1999 - THe Honorable Meyera Obendorf, Mayor of the City of Virginia Beach
1998 - Lenora Mathews