WINNER OF 2015 ISES ESPRIT AWARD – BEST NON-PROFIT EVENT $75,000 – $150,000
Trace Kingham and his team has produced the American Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Event since 2003. The Humanitarian of the Year award, presented annually by the American Red Cross, recognizes local individuals or groups whose efforts and accomplishments have made our community a better place to live and work. Based on the Fundamental Principles of the World Red Cross Movement—humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteer service, unity and universality—the award finds focus in the first of these principles—humanity.
While recognizing these exemplary community members for their humanitarian work, the event also serves as an important source of revenue for our local Red Cross, grossing more than $3.9 million since its inception in 1997. The funds generated by the luncheon support the life-saving services and programs of the Red Cross.