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Richmond History Makers & Community Update

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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Every day our community is improved and inspired by individuals, organizations and corporations that have made a lasting impact on the Richmond region. The Valentine and the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond are excited to partner for the 17th annual Richmond History Makers & Community Update to recognize these trailblazers.

Six honorees have been selected from the pool of nominees and will be recognized at the annual Richmond History Makers Celebration on March 8, 2022. The public is invited to watch the livestreamed event for free. Click here to register.

The honorees are:

Advancing Our Quality of Life (two honorees):
JXN Project
Francis Thompson – Art Program Manager, JLL and Community Volunteer

Championing Social Justice:
Sheba Williams – Founder and Executive Director, Nolef Turns and Community Volunteer

Creating Quality Educational Opportunities:
Jocelyn Marencik – Founder and Project Manager, Got Tec Richmond

Demonstrating Innovative Economic Solutions:
Innovate Fulton, Inc.

Improving Regional Transportation:
Senior Connections

Promoting Community Health:
Rudene Haynes – Co-Founder, “Facts and Faith Fridays”

Past Richmond History Makers Honorees

Click here for a complete list of past Richmond History Makers honorees


The public is invited to the Richmond History Makers celebration on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Tickets and more information are available here.

Support Richmond History Makers

While the virtual celebration event is free to attend, donations are always appreciated to support the Richmond History Makers program and The Valentine. Click here to donate.


Corporations and organizations that support the Richmond History Makers program include:

For more information about Richmond History Makers & Community Update, contact pr@thevalentine.org or (804) 649-0711 x 322.