Building Community at the intersection of Art, Culture, & Social Justice
The Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity™ is a registered 501C(3) organization that recognizes individuals and organizations that serve humanity. By using the arts, we shine the light on the stories of those who have made a significant impact on their local and global communities. We seek to inform and inspire ordinary people to make a difference where they are.
For over a decade The Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity has brought awareness to a broad spectrum of social justice and humanitarian issues by using the arts as a platform.
For over a decade The Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity has brought awareness to a broad spectrum of social justice and humanitarian issues by using the arts as a platform. We have been privileged to honor such luminaries as Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, mission organization Global Vessels, Congressman John Lewis, Chaplain Barry Black, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole. Our goal has always been to shine a light on the issues that face us as a people and to encourage participation in actions that build humanity. We have now established food insecurity as the social justice issue that will be our permanent charitable endeavor.
Provide funding for humanitarian causes with our Brinklow Humanitarian Microgrant.
Encourage young people to become agents of change through our Aspiring Legends Awards.
Bring public awareness to the work of lifelong humanitarians through The Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity Ceremony.
Leverage the power of the arts and engage the community to inspire us all to serve humanity through an Arts & Advocacy Season of Events.
Our Founder & Executive Director
Doreen A. K. Hines
Giving voice to excellence, Doreen Hines has been a trailblazing force in arts administration whose early triumphs led her to create Altadena Praise Productions, an organization that promoted and produced concerts with major artist. She is the Executive Director for the Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity Inc. After a career in law serving both as a litigator and later as a judge pro tem in California, Mrs. Hines relocated to the Washington Metro area. There she became the CEO of APNT, Inc. a pediatric homecare agency, directing a staff of approximately three hundred nurses and administrative personnel, to deliver high tech skilled nursing care to children in the home environment. As a forward thinking individual she attended MENSA meetings in college and was the first female of African descent to receive her pilot’s license from her alma mater. She is the author of the play 'Hold On' a drama in three acts. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Atlantic Union College and a Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in San Diego, California.