The Valentine Announces 2018 Richmond History Makers Honorees

January 30, 2018

Eric Steigleder
Director of Public Relations & Marketing

The Valentine Announces 2018 Richmond History Makers Honorees

RICHMOND – Today the Valentine announced the 2018 Richmond History Makers honorees. The Richmond History Makers program has recognized the innovative contributions of individuals and organizations since 2005.

For the first time, the Valentine’s nominating categories are aligned with the Capital Region Collaborative’s (CRC) regional priorities. Here are the 2018 Richmond History Makers honorees and their categories of distinction:

Ashby and Terri Anderson
Creating Quality Educational Opportunities. Aligns with CRC Regional Priority Education

Kim Mahan, MAXX Potential
Demonstrating Innovative Solutions. Aligns with CRC Regional Priorities Workforce Preparation, Job Creation, Transportation

Pam Mines, JP JumPers Foundation
Encouraging Regional Collaboration. Aligns with any of the eight CRC Regional Priorities

Diversity Richmond
Championing Social Justice. Aligns with CRC Regional Priority Social Stability

Duron Chavis, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Promoting Stronger Communities. Aligns with CRC Regional Priority Healthy Communities

NEW CATEGORY FOR 2018 – Advancing Our Quality of Life. Aligns with CRC Priorities Quality Place, James River, Transportation

The winners were chosen by a Selection Committee made up of Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) graduates and former honorees.

The Valentine will be honoring these individuals and organizations at the 13th Annual Richmond History Makers Celebration at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 4 p.m.

This year, the Richmond History Makers Celebration has merged with the Capital Region Collaborative’s (CRC) Annual Community Update, providing a unique opportunity to honor Richmond’s hometown heroes while learning about the region’s progress.

Tickets and sponsorships can be purchases here. The 2018 Richmond History Makers is presented by Dominion Energy.


About the Valentine
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond stories for more than a century. Through collections, exhibitions and programs, the Valentine provides residents and tourists the opportunity to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region. The Valentine offers major changing exhibitions, which focus on American urban and social history, costumes, decorative arts and architecture.

About the Capital Region Collaborative
The Capital Region Collaborative brings together local government, business, and community stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for the Richmond Region. CRC partners recognize that the most pressing challenges extend across jurisdictional boundaries and that a cross-sector, cross-jurisdictional approach is needed to reach the region’s full potential.