Celebrating Accomplishments.

Improving Life.

Past Darden Honorees

2016 Honorees

Individual Award
John R. Lawson, II

Corporate Award
Landmark Media Enterprises

2015 Honorees

Individual Award
Joan and Macon Brock

Corporate Award
Newport News Shipbuilding

2014 Honorees

Individual Award
Jane Batten

Corporate Award
Norfolk Southern Corp.

2013 Honorees

Individual Award
John O. “Dubby” Wynne

Corporate Award
TowneBank

2012 Honoree

Vince and Suzanne Mastracco

2011 Honoree

Dr. Deborah DiCroce

2010 Honoree

Jack L. Ezzell, Jr.

2009 Honoree

Harry T. Lester

2008 Honoree

Paul O. Hirschbiel, Jr.

2007 Honoree

G. Robert Aston, Jr.

2006 Honoree

J. Robert Bray

2005 Honoree

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