Dinner Auction

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula’s Wall of Fame originated in the early 2000’s to honor Board Members’ long service, extraordinary leadership, and immense generosity to Boys & Girls Clubs. Each member has made a lasting impact to create the legacy of today’s organization and to ensure youth in the community have a safe place.

Robert L. Locher


  • ​11 Year Dedicated Board Member
  • Past Chairman House & Grounds Committee
  • Strong Voice in the Community on Behalf of the Club
  • Maintained Facility Site for Eleven Years
  • Bob’s Effort and Generosity Made Possible the Construction of our Facility by Donating All Site Work

Herbert Morewitz

  • ​Charter Board Member
  • Past President
  • Capital Campaign Chairman
  • 51 Years of Dedicated Service

Sam C. Canavos


  • Founder of Steak & Burger Dinner
  • Board Member Since 1991
  • Strong Leader and Voice in Community on Behalf of the Club
  • Major Financial Supporter Through Donation of Food at Major Events

William T. Saunders, Jr.

  • Board Member Since 1977
  • President 1986-1987
  • Architect of Boys & Girls Club Foundation
  • Supports All Fundraising Efforts Through Strong Influence in the Community

Caleb D. West, Jr.


  • ​Founding Father of Newport News Boys Club
  • Board Member Since 1946
  • Capital Campaign Chairman or Honorary
  • Campaign Chairman 1953, 1958, 1985, & 1998
  • Honorary Director
  • Lifetime Supporter of the Boys & Girls Club

William S. Hargette


  • Board Member Since 1974
  • President 1988-1989
  • Strong Leader in Community on Behalf of The Boys & Girls Club
  • Leader in Development and Raising of Funds for the Foundation

Samuel A. Levingston

  • Board Member Since 1967
  • President 1978 and 1979
  • Past Chairman of Budget, Personnel, House & Grounds, Nominating, and Program Committees
  • Supports All Fundraising Efforts Through Strong Influence in the Community

George C. Austin


  • Compassionate Leader
  • Board Member Since 1970
  • Past Chairman of Budget and Personnel Committee
  • Advocate for All Youth By Setting Example

Dr. Harry D. Simpson, Jr.

  • Past Board President
  • Treasurer for Over 20 Years
  • Financial Contributor
  • Charter Member of Newport News Boys Club
  • Board Member for Nearly Four Decades
  • President of Gloucester Boys & Girls Club
  • Worked Tirelessly to Open Gloucester Club

Frederick B. Malvin, CPA

  • Past Board President
  • Financial Contributor
  • Endowed Malvin Memorial Program Opportunities Fund
  • Head of Planned Giving Initiative
  • Father of Boys & Girls Club Tax Credit Program
  • Responsible for over $1,000,000 in Donations

H.R. “Dick” Ashe


  • Largest Financial Contributor in the History of Our Organization
  • Provided Direction for Long Term Planning
  • Dedicated to Helping to Enhance the Quality of Life for Our Youth
  • Motto – “What Can I Do To Help?”
  • Long Time Board Member

Dr. Sarah E. Forbes


  • First Female President
  • Major Financial Contributor
  • Led Integration of Girl Members
  • Strong Voice in the Community
  • Long Term Board Member

Joseph H. Latchum, Jr.

  • Long Term Board Member and Generous Financial Contributor
  • Tireless Boys & Girls Club Advocate
  • Donated Countless Hours of Legal Work
  • Guided the Organizational Merger Process
  • Founding Board Member of Boys & Girls Club Foundation

Tommy Garner


  • Former Boys & Girls Club Member
  • Generous Contributor
  • Sponsor of Christmas Parties
  • Air Conditioned Several Clubs & Built New Restrooms
  • Donated and Renovated Space for New Club
  • Renovated Boys & Girls Club Workforce Development Center
  • Tireless Advocate for Clubs

W.A. “Bud” Porter


  • Board Member since 1982
  • Past Board President
  • Tireless Boys & Girls Club Advocate
  • Lifetime Supporter
  • Facilitated over $1,500,000 in donations
  • VA/DC Area Council Representative & Southeast Region Consultant
  • Namesake of “Bud Porter Passion Award” for VA/DC Area Council