Andrew S. Nusbaum to receive Humanitarian Award

by | Mar 16, 2023 | Other News

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm, Westin Virginia Beach Town Center

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ 2023 honorees for the 59th Annual Humanitarian Award include Andrew S. Nusbaum. Humanitarian Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds.

The awards presentation and reception will take place at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, with Pamela Norton chairing the event.

The Distinguished Virginian Award will be presented to Janice Bell Underwood. In addition to Nusbaum, Humanitarian Awards will be presented to Lisa F. Chandler, Hugh R. Copeland, Mekbib Gemeda, and Geoffrey V. Guns.

In addition to honoring outstanding community members, the Humanitarian Awards also serves as a platform and showcase for the mission and programs of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

Nusbaum is a Hampton Roads native with a passion for connecting people from all walks of life and cultures to learn from one another and grow both individually and as an enriched community.

After living and working overseas with Operation Smile for a time, Nusbaum returned to Norfolk, to the company his great-great grandfather founded in 1906, and brought with him that passion to continue the legacy of community service that had long been a hallmark of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

In addition to his real estate development and acquisition role, Nusbaum spearheads SLN CARES, a community outreach program that connects employees with needs in the community. This program allows on the clock time to learn about and volunteer with various organizations that are meeting vital needs, such as the FoodBank, ForKids, American Red Cross, and others.

Nusbaum’s love for connecting people and cultures lead him to take small groups of individuals to India and Peru. As tour guide, he connected those groups with the people and communities he had experienced and grown to love; relationships that have continued far beyond the initial trip.

Nusbaum is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America. He recently attended a global study mission in Georgia and Russia. Nusbaum has previously served as a board member with Norfolk NATO, Norfolk Sister Cities, Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences, Norfolk Public Library, and the Still Hope Foundation.

Nusbaum is currently on the sponsor committee of the World Cultural Festival and serves on the board of directors of the Strelitz International Academy, Tidewater Jewish Foundation, and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Simon Family Jewish Community Center, where he also coaches youth basketball.

Nusbaum is a graduate of Norfolk Academy and University of Virginia and is a member of Ohef Sholom Temple.

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