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  • Tags: Community Leadership and Philanthropy

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As a community activist for more than 30 years, Penny Franklin has been an advocate for the fair and respectful treatment of all people.
Montgomery County

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Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith has used his academic and athletic success to establish community programs that inspire and assist youth in achieving their educational goals.
Westmoreland County

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The first African American elected mayor of Fredericksburg, Reverend Lawrence A. Davies has devoted his life to serving his community.
Fredericksburg

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The first African-American woman to serve as mayor of Harrisonburg, Deanna Reed also mentors community youth through leadership programs she has established.
Harrisonburg

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A revered civic leader and successful businessman, William T. Stone was the first African-American judge in Williamsburg.
Williamsburg

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As an activist, leader, scholar, writer, and educator, Sharifa Alkhateeb worked tirelessly to strengthen communities and bridge Islamic and American cultures.
Fairfax County

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As chief of the Pamunkey Indians, Ann fought to preserve the rights of her people when they were threatened by English colonists.
King William County

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A native of Honduras, KarlaAlmendarez-Ramosis human services coordinator and manager of the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the City of Richmond.
Richmond

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A native of Ethiopia, Seyoum Berhe is currently the state refugee resettlement coordinator with Virginia's Office of Newcomer Services.
Richmond

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A native of Bhutan, Chandra Chhetriworks in service to other refugees as school liaison with Commonwealth Charities in Richmond.
Richmond
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