Alvin Wall to be honored by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

by | Feb 5, 2016 | What’s Happening

Thursday, April 7, reception at 5:45 pm, program and dinner at 6:30 pm

Many times a man’s deeds have to be stretched to fit the award. However, in the case of Alvin Wall’s selection by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities as a recipient of its 2016 Humanitarian Award, this award had to be stretched to encompass the man’s deeds. The event will take place at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is a venerable organization whose mission is to “Achieve Success through Inclusion.” It works with schools, businesses and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity and enhance local trust. The Humanitarian Awards Dinner honors individuals who have identified a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Since moving to Tidewater in 1981, Wall has been involved with many non-profits. He is a past president of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and its current treasurer. He is the past chair and serves on the Sandler Family Campus governing committee and is vice chair of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and is chairman of its grants committee. It is safe to say that Wall’s service to the community has made the raising and allocation of funds a process that has benefited all the agencies and people it serves in Tidewater, Israel and around the globe.

Wall serves on the board of the United Way of South Hampton Roads and is immediate past chairman of the United Way Foundation. He is also chairman of the finance committee and member of the board of trustees at Westminster- Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. In addition, he is a member of the Towne Bank Norfolk advisory board and the treasurer and board member at Bayville Golf Club.

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation are organizing tables for the event. To attend, and sit at a UJFT-TJF table, call or e-mail Samantha Golden at 965-6124 or