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Tattoo artist Amy Black aims to use her skills and creativity to make a big impact in a small space—specifically, in the two-inch circle where she creates realistic 3-D nipple tattoos for cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, Amy has owned and operated her own tattoo studio, Amy Black Tattoos, in Richmond since 2000. In 2011, she expanded into post-mastectomy tattooing and founded the Pink Ink Fund, which helps ease the financial burden for men and women seeking nipple and areola repigmentation after a mastectomy... Read More t

Reggie Gordon, CEO of the American Red Cross - Eastern Virginia Region, has served in the nonprofit sector since receiving his law degree from Howard University School of Law. His career includes the role of executive director of the United Way’s Homeward program aiming to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness in his hometown of Richmond and executive director of the William Byrd Community House whose mission is to help families in need transform their lives and build self-sufficiency. Also, he co-founded the Ujima Legacy Fund, a giving circle created by civic-minded African American men to have a greater philanthropic impact in the Richmond community... Read More t

David Rau, Principal Architect of the award-winning firm 3north, has spent his career building, restoring, and reinventing great American places. With offices in both Richmond and San Francisco, 3north was founded as a collaborative workshop, integrating teams in architecture, design, landscape architecture, and graphic design. 3north’s projects are seen around the world from plans for a new town on the North African coast to the currently commissioned urban mixed-use development in our local downtown Richmond. His storytelling-based IQ (Intangible Qualities) methodology proves successful as his work is continually honored at a local, state, and federal level... Read More t