Hingsburger Humanitarian Awards - Past Winners

Meet the recipients of the Hingsburger Humanitarian Awards

In Dave’s honor, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals created the Hingsburger Humanitarian Award. The recipients of this prestigious award will be those who are champions and allies with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has demonstrated excellence in their advocacy with people with disabilities and direct support professionals.

2021 Award Winner

Joe Jobes

It is our honor to recognize Dave’s husband, life-partner and biggest supporter, Joe Jobes as the first recipient of The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award. For more than 50 years, Joe Jobes was a contributor, muse and first set of ears to Dave’s thoughts, writings and lectures. In most recent years, Joe provided physical support as Dave’s health declined. But it would be the emotional support and the biggest laughs at many of Dave’s jokes – which we are sure he’s heard many times – that most of us think of when we reflect on Joe’s loving partnership with Dave. To know Dave, is to know Joe – deeply committed to their mission and deeply committed to each other.