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Wendy C. Drucker Honored at 50th Annual Peninsula Humanitarian Awards

Richmond, VA — The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities honored Wendy C. Drucker, CPM, Managing Director with Drucker + Falk, as one of its recipients of the esteemed 50th annual Peninsula Humanitarian Awards at an event on February 22, 2018. The awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in the Peninsula community.

“The Humanitarian Awards are presented to people who live out the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ mission and work each day. These individuals work in public and private ways to build bridges of understanding and respect. A committee of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ Peninsula Chapter leaders review nominations from the community to make the very difficult decision about who to honor each year,” said Jonathan Zur, President & CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

Ms. Drucker is fond of the quote from Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” In line with this, she is active on multiple community boards: immediate past President of the Newport News Economic Development Council, past President of Hampton Roads Academy Board of Directors, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. Ms. Drucker is passionate about providing job and housing opportunities for the homeless, and through a collaboration with Shelters to Shutters is helping transition individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by educating and engaging the real estate industry to provide employment and housing opportunities. When apprised of the dire situation facing refugees living on the Peninsula, she began collaborating with Drs. Jafri, Christopher Newport University, the NCJW, the Refugee Center and others to raise awareness of the needs of local refugees and help them through their transition to living on the Peninsula.

“I am honored to be one of the 225 individuals and organizations to have received a Peninsula Humanitarian Award by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities over the past 50 years, and the fourth individual from Drucker + Falk to have the esteemed recognition bestowed upon them,” stated Ms. Drucker. “As a managing director of a company which was founded only three years after the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, I take my personal and professional commitment and responsibility to growing inclusiveness and community to heart.”

Drucker + Falk offers comprehensive real estate and investment services designed to address the most challenging and complex owner needs. Drawing on eight decades of experience, vast corporate resources, and a team of some of the most highly skilled and certified property management professionals in the industry, Drucker + Falk employs nearly 1,000 team members in ten states: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, and Missouri.

ABOUT DRUCKER + FALK

Founded in 1938, Drucker + Falk is a full service real estate and investment firm managing a diverse portfolio of more than 30,000 apartment homes and approximately 3,000,000 square feet of office, retail and industrial space.  In addition to managing a broad range of properties, including class A+ to affordable apartment communities, mixed-use and all types of commercial properties, Drucker + Falk partners with clients on developing new properties, renovating and repositioning assets, converting historic properties to unique, upscale apartment homes and offers commercial leasing and sales services.  For more information see www.druckerandfalk.com.

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

Fifty years ago, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities - then called the National Conference of Christians and Jews - began a tradition on the Virginia Peninsula, “to honor the work of our friends, neighbors, and family members who gave to others the same rights, respect and dignity that they sought for themselves.” Today, VCIC works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success through inclusion. The 83-year-old organization delivers programs to educators and students in the region through the Connections Institute, Diversity Dialogue Day, Project Inclusion retreats, and the Building Inclusive Schools professional development program. VCIC also provides professional development for many local businesses and nonprofit organizations, leveraging diversity and inclusion to achieve success. For more information see www.inclusiveVA.org.

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