Good Samaritan Award: Past Winners

Past Winners of the Good Samaritan Award

Central Florida Good Samaritan Award Winners

Each of The Diebel Legacy Fund Good Samaritan Award’s past recipients share one unique quality: they generously offered their help when it was not required or expected of them. Either during a single act of extreme bravery or through a lifetime of dedicated service to others, these individuals gave more of themselves than anyone could reasonably expect.

These men and women inspire and amaze us and provide a valuable model for us all to aspire to. Please learn about our past Good Samaritan Award Winners below:

Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly made the ultimate sacrifice because of his decision to stop along the highway and help someone in need.


Vantrease Russell

Vantrease Russell

The dedication of Mrs. Russell to special children on a daily basis for over 50 years illustrates an outstanding example of the love of one human being for others less fortunate and represents true heroism.


Shawn Komskis Genovese

Shawn Komskis Genovese

Shawn Komskis Genovese was a 17-year-old senior at Atlantic High School in Port Orange, FL, when he waded into a ditch with four feet of fuel-laden water to help another person.


Hal George

Hal George

Hal has served as the President of the Winter Park Habitat for Humanity for many years.


Vicki McVay-Froom

Vicki McVay-Froom

Vicki and her husband, Fenton, have supported individuals in the Central Florida community for many years through counseling, mentoring, teaching and, at times, offering financial support.


Pastor Tom Beauregard

Pastor Tom Beauregard

The Mission in Winter Haven, FL is the life work of one man—Tom Beauregard.


Henri Landwirth

Henri Landwirth

As the founder of Give Kids the World, Henri Landwirth has enriched the lives of countless children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.