Lauren K. Weinberg
Congratulations 2019 Weinberg Humanitarians!
Left to Right: Josh Nadzam, Trevor Claiborn & Ashley Smith of Black Soil: Our Better Nature, Daishyera Garner, Akemmy Bucio Dimas, Edith Cruz, Omar Salinas-Chacón, Erin Howard, and Jesenia Rosalyn Avila of Latino Leadership College Experience Camp.
Weinberg Humanitarian Award
Since 1950, we've given the Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Award to individuals and organizations whose dedication and service to our community promote 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 can enjoy the full range of life’s benefits. Our event is an opportunity to celebrate leaders in the field of community justice and to come together to celebrate hard work, creativity, and making the world a better place for all.
Lauren K. Weinberg served the Bluegrass Region for 13 years as the Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), which later became the Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice and then the Plantory. Lauren developed highly effective and publicly acclaimed youth programs.
Throughout her life, she worked tirelessly to destroy the barriers that separate and divide us based on race, religion, culture, and ethnicity. She demonstrated a deep understanding and concern for others in all facets of her life. Lauren always looked beyond the surface of a person, to recognize not only their uniqueness but also what they held in common with others.
The Humanitarian Awards honor individuals and organizations like Lauren, who fight for equality and social justice.
List of Humanitarians
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 Huster, Dr. Sherman Miller
1961 Rabbi Joseph Rosembloom
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, Marilyn 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 S. 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 Gather, 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 Figureras
2005 Arnold Gaither, Gloria Rie, Orlando Tubby Smith
2006 Ernesto Scorsone, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
2007 Georgetown College, Msiba Ann Beard Grundy, Chester Grundy, Pat Smith
2008 Catholic Action Center, Larry Connor, George Privett, MD
2009 Anthany and Eunice Beatty, Lexmark International, Inc.
2010 Nathaniel United Methodist Mission, Seedleaf, Inc.
2011 Reel World String Band, Frank X. Walker
2012 Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Merlene Davis
2016 Blue Grass Community Foundation, Tanya Torp
2017 Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, Tracy Jacobson
2018 Take Back Cheapside, Ouita Michel, Devine Carama
2019 Latino Leadership College Experience Camp, Black Soil: Our Better Nature, Josh Nadzam