Personality: Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss Rogers wants to foster a “culture of connection” to help prevent suicide. Being selected as the 2019 recipient of the YWCA’s Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice will help her achieve that goal.

Personality: Dr. M. Alex Wagaman

Dr. M. Alex Wagaman, an assistant professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, is Richmond’s 2019 Peacemaker of the Year.

Personality: Diana H. Garland

One of the fastest growing sports involving a court and a net is not tennis or badminton. It’s pickleball!

Personality: Stacey Squire

Stacey Squire, founder and president of Christina’s Love Foundation, is dedicated to the simple mission of getting help to all victims of domestic violence who are in need.

Personality: Dr. David Randolph II

Dr. David Randolph II understands how having financial support can relieve a lot of the emotional stress students are under as they try to get through college, graduate school and professional school.

Personality: Natasha Freeman

Natasha Freeman, president of Project Yoga Richmond’s board of directors, encourages the community to embrace yoga because the practice allows people “to be fully embodied while grounding and mending our body and spirit.”

Personality: Dr. Cynthia O. Richardson

Cynthia Owens Richardson, president of the Petersburg Area Art League, wants the nonprofit to be a mecca for people to explore, experience and be inspired by art.

Personality: Brian Palmer

Richmond-based journalist Brian Palmer, whose career has taken him around the globe, has won a prestigious Peabody Award, which recognizes and honors the most enlightening and powerful stories, documentaries, radio and television shows and podcasts about pressing social issues of ...

Personality: Vanessa Myers Mason

She was grief-stricken when her mother passed away two years ago. Now Vanessa Dale Myers Mason has wiped away her tears and come up with a positive way to honor her mother.

Personality: Evette Roots

Three years ago, a small group of philanthropic-minded women wanted to make a significant impact in the lives of black women and girls. That was the beginning of SisterFund, created with a spirited responsibility, coupled with dollars, to change and ...

Personality: Shelly McKee-Sutton

The loss of a child is one of the most horrific times for parents and their families who suffer grief, sorrow and, sometimes, guilt.

Personality: Joyce Woolridge

Joyce Woolridge is an advocate for people to have their annual health checkups and cancer screenings. “Cancer checkups are not to be run from,” she says. “They are to be run to, especially women. It is also important for men ...

Personality: Mary R. Sadovszky

Mary R. Sadovszky, chair of the Bags & Bourbon Benefit, a live and silent auction to benefit CancerLINC, is working weekends and nights to make this charitable event Richmond’s most memorable spring fundraiser.

Personality: Zion C. Neverson

For 72 years, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year program has honored the nation’s most awe-inspiring young people and encouraged them to lead, succeed and inspire. Zion Caliq Neverson joined the local Southside Boys & ...

Personality: Kimberly Battle

A small, low-key group of women is working hard to address education issues in the United States and abroad by working with women, youths and the disadvantaged in local communities and in developing countries. “We are small … but mighty,” ...