Contra Costa County Humanitarian of the Year Award

2019 Contra Costa County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian of the YearReverend Donnell R. Jones

2019 Humanitarian of The Year

Reverend Donnell R. Jones is the recipient of the Contra County Board of Supervisors' 2019 Humaitarian of the Year Award. He was chosen for his leadership and service to the community spanning 27 years.

In his work in Contra Costa County and beyond, Reverend Jones cares deeply about advocating for peace, justice and violence prevention. He is the Pastor of New Direction Ministries and the owner of New Soul Cafe, both in Richmond.

Reverend Jones is a graduate of UC Berkeley. He considers this County his home, where he serves, mentors and nurtures those in need.

Past Recipients of the Humanitarian of the Year Award
Phil Arnold, 2018
James Noe, 2017
Terri Porter, 2016
Bishop Edwina Perez-Santiago, 2015Mary Perez & Neil & Carol Wilson 1998
Sister Ann Welts, 2014
Rollie Mullen , 1997
Doug Stewart, 2013
Helen Troxel and Rollie Mullen, 1997
Corrie Sain, 2012
Charles Wilson, 1996
Laura Johnson, 2011
Perfecto Villarreal, 1995
Della Randolph, 2010
Lloyd Madden, 1994
Larry Lewis, 2009
Bessanderson McNeil, 1993
Charles D. Tinsley, Dr., 2008
Lucy Donly, 1992
Veronica Pope, 2007
January Fredenburg, 1991
Jerrold L. Hatchett, 2006
Yoshiye Togasaki, M.D., 1990
Bishop Curtis Timmons,2005
Lonnie R. Bristow, M.D., 1989
Mr. Walter Ruelig, 2004
Rev. Malcolm & Jo Lee, 1988
Reverend Phillip Lawson, 2003
John "JJ" Johnson, 1987
Robin Poindexter, 2002
Charles Spears, 1986
Troy Greer Grove, 2001
Donald Fibush, 1985
Eddie Menosse, 2000
Guillermo "Bill" Muniz, 1984
Orin Allen, 1999