Founded in 1889, the organization is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage by saving, managing and protecting historic places, and developing preservation policy, programs and strategies with individuals, organizations, and local, state and national partners. apva.org or
Elizabeth S. Kostelny, executive director, $106,414
Central Virginia Foodbank
Founded in 1980 to distribute food effectively to area feeding programs, today the Foodbank serves 31 counties and five cities in Central Virginia through a network of 500 partner agencies and last year merged with Meals on Wheels. cvfb.org or 521-2500.
Fay G. Lohr, CEO, $119,076
William Byrd Community House
Established in 1923, the Oregon Hill organization provide programs for individuals and families in need in the Richmond area, including community gardens. wbch.org or 643-2717.
Reginald E. Gordon, executive director, $94,856
This no-kill humane society was founded in 1891 on the principle that every life is precious. The organization saves more than 3,000 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 orphaned dogs and cats daily. It also operates one of the highest-volume free and low-cost sterilization clinics in the country. richmondspca.org or
Robin Robertson Starr, executive director, $139,750