Virginia Changemakers
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  • Tags: Community Leadership and Philanthropy

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Annabella Ravenscroft Gibson Jenkins established a hospital in Richmond that accepted all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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From her cattle farm in Prince William County, Annie Snyder fought successfully to preserve the land around the Civil War battlefield at Manassas.

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Pamunkey chief Cockacoeske signed the 1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation with the English and reunited several tribes under her authority.
Middle Peninsula

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Philanthropist Grace Arents supported a variety of educational and public health programs and bequeathed her estate to become a botanic garden.

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After learning about her Monacan heritage, Mary Belvin Wade became an outspoken advocate for Virginia's Indian tribes.

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G. Anne Nelson Richardson, chief of the Rappahannock since 1998, works to revitalize her community and win federal recognition for Virginia's Indians.
King and Queen County

Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek McClenahan worked to improve the life of Richmond residents and to preserve Virginia's history.

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Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett devoted her life to providing needed medical care, shelter, education, and training to unmarried mothers and their children.
Henrico County

Born enslaved, Lucy Goode Brooks founded the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans in Richmond.

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A teacher for more than thirty years, Clara Baker was also an advocate for women's rights.
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