Two community members to receive Humanitarian Awards

by | Mar 1, 2013 | What’s Happening

Thursday, March 21, 5:45 pm

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has selected two members of the local Jewish community to be among those receiving its prestigious Humanitarian Awards this year.

Robert “Bob” Nusbaum and Marian Bear Ticatch will be honored at the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner at the Norfolk Wa t e r s i d e Marriott.

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

Bob Nusbaum is an attorney and partner in the Business Section at Williams Mullen. Nusbaum has received numerous accolades for his skill and work ethic, including “Super Lawyer,” listings in seven categories in The Best Lawyers in America, and was recently named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Norfolk Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law “Lawyer of the Year.” A permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Nusbaum has held a variety of leadership positions with the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association.

Nusbaum’s civic activities include eight years on the board of directors and executive committee of Norfolk International Terminals; 11 years as a trustee of Virginia Wesleyan College; years of service on various boards of Sentara Health Systems and its predecessors; five years on the board of the Virginia State Library, now called the Library of Virginia, including one year as chairman; and as an officer and director of the Tidewater American Red Cross, the Norfolk Forum, and Virginia Symphony; and serving as president of the board of Ohef Sholom Temple, and more recently, the Foundation for the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and the Diabetes Instituts Foundation.

Marian Ticatch has almost 40 years of experience in the insurance and investment business and is president of Ticatch Financial Management. She was the first woman to serve as president of the Norfolk Life Underwriters Association. This was followed by serving as president of the Estate Planning Council.

Along the way, Ticatch served on many boards, including Dress for Success, the YMCA, WHRO Planned Giving, and Beth El Temple. As a board member of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, Ticatch assisted in forming the Life Insurance Committee, which expanded into the Professional Advisory Council. She was a founding trustee of the United Way Foundation and the first chairman of their Professional Advisory Committee. For the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Ticatch served on the Women’s Cabinet and on the Community Relations Council.

Ticatch was president of Lee’s Friends, and was twice president of Hadassah, the Zionist Organization of America. She was president of both Beth Sholom Assisted Living and the entire Beth Sholom Village, a four year commitment.

Her many honors include the YWCA Women in Transition Award, Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Finalist for the National Association of Women Business Owners, Inside Business—Women in Business Achievement Award and, most recently, the Famous Former Girl Scout Award.

The 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. This year marks the 49th annual Humanitarian Awards dinner, which, in addition to honoring outstanding community members, acts as a platform and showcase for the VCIC’s mission and programs. Other Tidewater Humanitarian Award recipients this year are Carlos Clanton, Harold Cobb, Jr. and Barbara Hamm Lee.

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