Since its inception in 1994, Partnership for the Future (PFF) has helped students in the Richmond region prepare for college and the workplace. Today, PFF serves on average 160 motivated high school students each year, from the City of Richmond and Henrico County, providing college prep courses, paid internships, personal development workshops, and financial literacy seminars. Coaches RVA is a youth empowerment program run by Leadership Metro Richmond in collaboration with PFF.
With nearly 50 years of experience and a large network of partners, The Community Foundation (TCF) helps align people, ideas and resources for a stronger Richmond. This is done through their results-driven grant making, partnerships with local organizations around key issues, sharing of insights about the latest giving trends and the creation of connections between philanthropists and organizations working toward common goals. The Board Leaders Roundtable community program is produced by Leadership Metro Richmond in partnership with TCF.
Leadership Metro Richmond is pleased to be a founding partner and community sponsor of Richmond History Makers. These awards, launched in 2005 by The Valentine, annually recognize, honor and celebrate those everyday citizens and outstanding organizations that are making significant contributions to the greater Richmond region. LMR members lead the selection committee each year and have the immense task of reviewing the nominations and selecting an honoree for each of the five award categories: Creating Quality Educational Opportunities, Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, Encouraging Regional Collaboration, Improving Social Justice, and Promoting Stronger Communities. Public nominations are accepted each year beginning on May 1 and ending on June 30.
The Capital Region Collaborative (CRC) is a collaborative effort between government, business, and the community to identify and implement regional priorities that will enhance the quality of life in the Richmond Region. The CRC was formed to address issues that are not confined by city or county limits. It is a partnership to improve the quality of life across the Richmond Region of Virginia. Leadership Metro Richmond is a proud member of the CRC Organizing Council.
The Robins Foundation is dedicated to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all within the community. Their mission is to understand and serve the best interests of the Richmond community by listening, learning, engaging and supporting. Since 1957 the total of donations from the Foundation to the Richmond community have topped 100 million dollars. Each year Leadership Metro Richmond partners with the Robins Foundation to present the Lora M. Robins Speaker Series. This three-part interactive speaker series provides continuous learning for effective community leadership.
Community Idea Stations is the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia of every age, demographic and economic circumstance. Leadership Metro Richmond partnered with Community Idea Stations in 2012 to create RVA Leaders Believe. Inspired by “This I Believe,” the 1950s radio series hosted by Edward R. Murrow, RVA Leaders Believe provided LMR members the opportunity to reflect upon their values as community leaders. Listen here: