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.
The Red Cross will celebrate its 100 Year Anniversary by honoring Nationwide as the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year recipient for their tireless work improving the quality of life in our community. Join us in the Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the American Red Cross in Central Ohio!
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 $4 million since its inception in 1997. The funds generated by the luncheon support the life-saving services and programs of the Red Cross, right here in Central Ohio.