Personality: Harrison Nathaniel Roday

Harrison Nathaniel Roday learned the power of outside financial support when helping to invest in and run industrial manufacturing businesses 10 years ago in New York. He also learned that obtaining such support often is elusive for marginalized business owners.

Personality: Peter C. Pettit

For Richmonders who want to stay active in their older years, Peter Christian Pettit is helping them access avenues for exploration and growth. As president of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond board of directors, Mr. Pettit is part of the ...

Personality: Tyee Davenport Mallory

Tyee Davenport Mallory is helping to show the worth of women’s organizations. As president of the Richmond Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Ms. Mallory has worked to expand the nonprofit’s presence and mission through new partnerships and ...

Personality: Rebecca Cornett Massey

Rebecca “Becky” Cornett Massey describe herself as being enthusiastic and a teammate. When hearing the new chair of the VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board discuss the center’s role in the Richmond community, her enthusiasm in being part of ...

Personality: W. Weldon Hill, Ph.D.

Jazz pianist and retired educator W. Weldon Hill, Ph.D., believes in freedom of expression through art.

Personality: Zarina Fazaldin

Zarina Fazaldin left her family in Tanzania to complete high school and earn her bachelor’s degree in India before coming to Richmond to pursue post graduate studies. Back then, her dream job was to work at the United Nations. More ...

Personality: Ann Oppenhimer

The Museum of International Folk Art describes the medium as art that is decorative or utilitarian, used every day or reserved for high ceremonies, is handmade or includes handmade elements, as well as new, synthetic or recycled components.

Personality: Darius A. Johnson

Darius A. Johnson says the heart of who he is as a person can be traced to his parents, Jerome J. Johnson and Roslyn A. Johnson, and his sister, Leslie N. Johnson.

Personality: Sylvia Clute

When former trial attorney Sylvia Clute read the book “A Course in Miracles” in 1987, her concept of justice shifted.

Personality: Alycia Wright

Alycia and Steven Wright began homeschooling their children about a decade ago. While their two eldest daughters attended Richmond Montessori School — Alexandra until the fourth grade and Jordan for kindergarten — their younger daughters, Kennedy and Stevie, have always ...

Personality: Angela Kelly-Wiecek

It’s easy to tell Angela Kelly- Wiecek loves the Richmond region. The Hanover County resident was born in Petersburg and lived for a time in Chesterfield as a teen. She also has served as the Chickahominy District Representative on the ...

Personality: Nicole Unice

The Rev. Nicole Unice says the best thing her parents ever taught her was that life is a great adventure.

Personality: Joi Dean

Joi Dean believes she has been given much in her life and working with Partnership for the Future (PFF) is a way for her to give back.

Personality: Mitchell Haddon

About a decade ago, Mitchell Haddon met Robin Robertson Starr, who then was CEO of the Richmond SPCA. Because of Mr. Haddon’s experience in construction, Ms. Starr had questions about a veterinary hospital that the nonprofit SPCA was considering building. ...

Personality: Raven Bates

Raven Bates, the board president of the Richmond-based nonprofit Art on Wheels, says the best thing her parents Robert and Tracey Wilkinson ever taught her was not to fear being different or independent.