Jepson School to honor Jonathan Zur, '03, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, with alumni achievement award

May 30, 2013

The University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies has selected Jonathan Zur, ’03, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), as the recipient of the Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Award.

The award recognizes exemplary qualities of professional or scholarly achievement, or community or public service. Zur will receive the award during Reunion Weekend in May.  

Under Zur’s leadership, VCIC was named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by, selected as a “Richmond History Maker” for improving social justice and honored by the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond. The organization works with schools, business and communities.

He is the organization’s youngest president. Prior to joining VCIC, he was a program manager for the New Jersey Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice and founding director of A More Perfect Union, a coalition of nonprofit and interreligious organizations formed after 9/11.

He serves on the board of the National Federation for Just Communities and is a member of Senator Mark Warner’s statewide Interfaith Advisory Group and University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement Advisory Council.

Zur was selected for Style Weekly’s “Top 40 under 40” list in 2009 and received the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership in 2011. He received the Jepson School's award for Leadership and Service in 2009.