Personality: Taylor Thornley Keeney

In December 2018, inspiration led Taylor Thornley Keeney to reshape community child care in the Richmond region.

Personality: Dr. Monroe E. Harris Jr.

When it comes to charitable, arts or education-related events that take place in Richmond, it’s not uncommon to see Dr. Monroe E. Harris Jr.’s name listed as a donor, participant or leader.

Personality: Corey M. Nicholson

Corey M. Nicholson’s lifelong appreciation for baseball, its history and its impact, goes back to his childhood spent watching hours of New York Mets games on black and white television with his grandparents. Today Mr. Nicholson uses his passion and ...

Personality: Sanaa Hayes

It was in early May when Sanaa Hayes learned that she was an extraordinary academic achiever, not just for her high school, but the entire Richmond Public Schools system.

Personality: Walter M. Dotts III

For Walter Maxwell Dotts III, the preservation and improvement of architecture and design in Virginia’s capital has always been a family affair.

Personality: The Rev. Shay W. Auerbach

From the doors of the church to the streets of Richmond and beyond, the Rev. Shay W. Auerbach has been a tireless advocate for the city’s Latino community for more than a decade.

Personality: Kiara Thompson

It was a typical Friday at school for Kiara Thompson — until it wasn’t.

Personality: Dr. Kate Hoof

Dr. Kate Hoof is helping Richmond kids put the pedal to the metal.

Personality: LeTeisha Gordon

“Ms. Gordon, how would you rebuild a relationship with someone that was released from prison?”

Personality: Lucia Medek

A chance encounter led Lucia Medek to take up the cause of animal advocacy in Richmond in a major way.

Personality: Bianca Stewart Williams

Whether it’s finding profes- sional attire for a job interview or receiving a guiding hand to stay employed, Bianca Stewart Williams is making sure area women are well-equipped and prepared for the world of work. Ms. Williams has been lead- ...

Personality: Sharon S. Jennings

For the last six years, Sharon Simmons Jennings has helped put pep in the step of women throughout Richmond.

Personality: Ellery D. Lundy

For the last seven years, Ellery Dean Lundy has strived, in his own words, “to make broken youth better men.”

Personality: Dr. Regenia A. Perry

Growing up poor in Clarksville, Dr. Regenia A. Perry was regarded as a lost cause by some teachers in the community, unlikely to amount to much because of her outspoken and inquisitive nature.

Personality: Carolyn Glenn Ethridge Harrington

In late 2020, Carolyn Glenn Ethridge Harrington began working with a group of Chesterfield County women looking to establish a resource to help address the needs of area schools, families and youths.