2001 Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award
award, presented by Volunteer Hampton Roads, recognizes
outstanding volunteer contributions in the community
by a non-profit.
1997 L.D.Britt M.D. Community Service Award
award recognizes outstanding leadership in the
field of community service.
1995 Community Leader - First National Congress
on Cancer Survivorship
1993 Outstanding Organization - Virginia Council
on Social Welfare State of Virginia
award recognizes organizations that have greatly
contributed to improving life for citizens in
1992 Virginia Volunteer Administrator Award
award recognizes leaders in the field of volunteer
administration and is sponsored by three regional
professional associations Colonial Virginia AVA,
Northern Virginia AVA and Greater Richmond AVA.
Mrs. Filer was founder of LEE's FRIENDS a support
program for cancer patients and their families,
established in memory of her daughter Lee Harkins.
For dedication to the cause of helping others in
need. The award was given to LEE'S FRIENDS and Emily
Filer, Founding Executive Director. The conference
which fights religious and racial prejudice honors
resident each year who have shown the love God in
daily life, humanitarian service and service to
religious institutions in causes that break down
barriers between faiths.
1992 Outstanding Organization - Virginia Council
on Social Welfare Tidewater District
1992 Distinguished Merit Award - National Conference
of Christians and Jews, Inc.
1990 J. C. Penney Golden Rule Award Hampton Roads
A person's worth to a community or nation is no
longer measured by his physical assets but rather
by his ability to render service to humanity.
1989 Governor's Gold Medal Award for Volunteer
of 7 organizations and 22 individuals who won
gold medals. "You have demonstrated a commitment
to your community and your neighbors which is
truly commendable. I applaud the way in which
you have given your time and skills and I know
you will continue to enrich us all with your find
deeds. I send you my sincere appreciation for
volunteering to make Virginia a better place for
all." Gov. Gerald Baliles.
Winner 1982 President’s Volunteer Action Award
One of 16 agencies chosen from 2300 nominations
for "outstanding volunteer achievement." Nancy Regan
said: "This testimonial at the White House…is the
way the American people can pay tribute to you for
your unselfish and humane work."