Kim Simon Fink to receive Humanitarian Award

by | Mar 6, 2017 | Other News

Thursday, March 30, 5:45 pm
The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has selected Kim Simon Fink to be among those receiving its prestigious Humanitarian Awards this year.

She will be honored at the 53rd annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Dinner, along with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz for Hands United Building Bridges (HUBB).

The Tidewater chapter of VCIC will recognize Fink for her longstanding commitment to promoting respect and understanding among people of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

A resourceful communicator, Fink says she “connects people with concepts.” Her resume of volunteer work and projects, along with her professional career, prove the point.

Fink is a past president of Ohef Sholom Temple, former chair of the Holocaust Commission of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, a member of UJFT’s Women’s Cabinet, and a former member of the board of Old Dominion University’s Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding. She also previously served on the boards of Tidewater Performing Arts Society, D’Art Center and Spectrum Puppets. Fink currently serves as chair of the board of ForKids and as co-chair for Ohef Sholom Temple’s 175th Anniversary.

Fink has worked as a radio and television producer at WRHO-TV and Radio, WBZ-TV, Boston and WVBC-TV, Boston.

“We are very proud that Kim is being recognized by VCIC for her dedicated humatarian work in both the Jewish and general communities,” says Harry Graber, executive vice president, UJFT, “She is certainly deserving of the honor.”

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities was originally founded as the Virginia Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and expanded its mission and vision in 2005. In addition to honoring outstanding community members, the Humanitarian Awards dinner acts as a platform and showcase for VCIC’s mission and programs. Other Tidewater Humanitarian Award recipients this year are Kenneth C. Alexander, Caroline J. McCartney, James K. Spore, and Craig S. Wansink.

To attend the dinner or purchase a table for a business or organization, visit www., or call 804-515-7950.

To purchase a seat at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Tidewater Jewish Foundation table, contact Tammy Mujica at or 757-965-6124.