Since 2005, the Richmond History Makers (RHM) program has honored everyday individuals and organizations that are having a significant impact on the Greater Richmond Region at that particular moment in time.
Richmond has changed a lot over the last 125 years, and a lot of history has been made. As we celebrate the Valentine’s opening in 1898, we need to identify 125 years of history makers. Our next Richmond History Makers on April 11, 2024, will be part of a week of events celebrating the Valentine’s 125th Anniversary! For this momentous occasion, we will be taking a slightly different approach to RHM.
Traditionally this event has recognized honorees that have enhanced or inspired our community based on these six categories: creating quality educational opportunities; demonstrating economic innovation; improving transportation; championing social justice; promoting community health and advancing our quality of life. All of those measures are fundamental to our region’s success and future, so they should certainly still be considered again this year.
However, for our next Richmond History Makers, nominees can be an organization or business from the past or present; a person either living or deceased; a particular moment, movement or event; an object, piece of art or architecture; a musician or performer. And those are just examples. What to you has impacted the course of Richmond’s history over the last 125 years?
You can be a part of this history-making moment by sending us a nomination (or nominations) no later than January 31, 2024!
The only requirement is that your nominee must have a direct tie to the Richmond Region, which includes Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and the City of Richmond.
Simply take a few minutes to fill out the questions below and submit. Please include what you consider to be evidence of impact to the community in your responses.
If you have questions about the process or the form itself, please email us at 125thAnniversary@thevalentine.org.
Richmond Public Schools Teachers
Art Program Manager, JLL and Community Volunteer
Founder and Executive Director NoLef Turns and Community Volunteer
Founder and Project Manager, Got Tec Richmond
Innovate Fulton, Inc.
Co-Founder, “Facts and Faith Fridays”
Virginia STEM Coordinator
Floyd E. Miller, II
President & CEO
Metropolitan Business League
Lloyd “Bud” Vye
Biking & Pedestrian Advocate
Advocacy and Engagement Manager
Voices for Virginia’s Children
Represented by Executive Director Karen Legato
Muralist and Community Advocate
Ask Childhood Cancer Foundation
The Sacred Heart Center
Faces of HOPE
BLK RVA Action Team
Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia
Charleita M. Richardson
President & CEO
Partnership for the Future
Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Bike Walk RVA
Virginia Poverty Law Center
Hospital Hospitality House
Founder & Artistic Director
Elegba Folklore Society
Richmond Triangle Players
Ashby & Terri Anderson
Richmond Youth Jazz Guild
Founder & CEO
President & Founder
JP JumPers Foundation
Community Engagement Coordinator
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond Public Libraries
Dr. Edward H. Peeples, Jr.
Civil Rights Leader
Dr. Joann Henry
Dream Academy, Inc.
Chris & Rebecca Dovi
Richmond Region Tourism