Celebrating Accomplishments.

Improving Life.

Past Darden Honorees

2017 Honorees

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, TowneBank, and all of our sponsors for your generous support of this event!

 

2016 Honorees

Individual Award
John R. Lawson, II
Corporate Award
Landmark Media Enterprises

2012 Honoree

Individual Award
Vince and Suzanne Mastracco

2008 Honoree

Individual Award
Paul O. Hirschbiel, Jr.

2015 Honorees

Individual Award
Joan and Macon Brock
Corporate Award
Newport News Shipbuilding

2011 Honoree

Individual Award
Dr. Deborah DiCroce

2007 Honoree

Individual Honoree
G. Robert Aston, Jr.

2014 Honorees

Individual Award
Jane Batten
Corporate Award
Norfolk Southern Corp.

2010 Honoree

Individual Award
Jack L. Ezzell, Jr.

2006 Honoree

Individual Award
J. Robert Bray

2013 Honorees

Individual Award
John O. “Dubby” Wynne
Corporate Award
TowneBank

2009 Honoree

Individual Award
Harry T. Lester

2005 Honoree

Individual Award
Joshua P. Darden, Jr.

The Criteria.

 

The Darden Award for Regional Leadership is given annually to an individual who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Creates sustainable efforts toward the betterment of life for the people of the Hampton Roads Region
  • Makes significant progress in bridging divisions within the region, especially across the Hampton Roads harbor.
  • Delivers extraordinary service as a board or commission volunteer within a regional organization, or as a corporation or organization within the region.
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership in the pursuit of regional cooperation

 

The Corporate Darden Award for Regional Leadership is given annually to a Corporation who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • History of sustained Corporate Philanthropy across the region
  • Scope across organization of community engagement
  • Promotes board and volunteer leadership throughout the region
  • Recognized as a catalyst that creates future leaders for region
  • Demonstrates leadership in the pursuit of regional cooperation