Celebrate the 2017 Caring Awards Honorees with the Caring Institute

Tickets and sponsorships packages are available to attend the 2017 Caring Award ceremony by using the link at right.

This year’s ceremony and dinner will take place October 14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA from 6 – 9 p.m.

On Behalf of the Caring Institute, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Presents “Governor’s Resolution to End Child Abuse in America” to Caring Award Winners Yvonne Fedderson & Sara O’Meara

Though Caring Institute founder, Val J. Halamandaris, could not be in attendance he expressed his gratitude to Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara, to the Childhelp Board of Directors and also to those dedicated to the mission of ending the cycle of child abuse in this country. Yvonne and Sara hold a dear place in his heart.Val speaks often of the people that influenced his life. One of is role models, Hubert H. Humphrey, once said, “that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” Therefore, it is fitting that we celebrate when our nation’s leaders unite and firmly resolve “that children in America are our most precious asset and deserve our most committed support and protection.”Senators John Kyl, Dianne Feinstein, Jeff Flake, Joe Manchin and Representative Trent Franks spoke along with Governor McAuliffe at the event.


Presenting the International Caring Award to Pope Francis

“This is a great and historic day honoring Saint Teresa, all women, nurses and caregivers all the world over who devote their lives to caring for aged, infirm, disabled and dying persons” said Halamandaris.

Congratulations to the 2016 Caring Award Winners

This year’s Caring Award ceremony took place October 22nd in Orlando, Florida.

View some of our featured videos from 2016 below:


  • Dr Lovejoy.mp4John Lovejoy, MD
  • Annette March-Grier.mp4Annette March-Grier
  • Manny Ohonme.mp4Emmanuel Ohonme
  • Wandas.mp4John and Joyce Wanda
  • Our Mission

    The Caring Institute supports those citizens who embody selflessness, giving,
    and service to the common human good.

    We reward the nation’s remarkable altruists making the world a better place
    by caring for others.