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  • Tags: Community Leadership and Philanthropy

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A native of Egypt, Aliaa Khidrteaches Arabic at the University of Virginia andco-founded a series of programs introducing Islam and Qur'an to the local community at alocal Islamic Center (Masjid).
Charlottesville

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Hall of Fame basketball player Alonzo Mourning Jr. is a champion of charitable causes and persevered against kidney disease.
Chesapeake

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As a judge in Richmond’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Angela Edwards Roberts has been a forceful advocate for vulnerable youth and families within the criminal justice system.
Richmond

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

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Throughout her life, Anne Dobie Peebles was a relentless advocate for public education and health-care improvements for all Virginians.
Sussex County

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Annie Belle Daniels, the founder of the Madam Daniels School of Beauty Culture, is an influential civil rights and political activist in Newport News.
Newport News

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A native of Rwanda,Baraka Kasongo is a lieutenant with the Roanoke City Fire Department and the founder of Volatia Language Network, which provides interpretation and translation services.
Roanoke

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As a longtime community leader in Richmond, Benjamin Lambert practiced optometry in Jackson Ward and served in the Virginia General Assembly.
Richmond

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A president of Central Coca-Cola Bottling Company for more than twenty years, Betty Sams Christian enriched her community through philanthropy.
Richmond
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