23 West Broad Street • Suite 100
P.O. Box 12117 • Richmond VA 23241 804.644.0546
Photo by Taylor Dabney
Groundbreakers, the Better Housing Coalition’s annual signature event, returned after celebrating our 25th Anniversary last year with TransformRVA. This year’s event took place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, on the grounds of BHC’s newest work-in-progress, the Citadel of Hope on Venable Street in Union Hill. The event honored leaders in the community who have had a profound, positive impact on people and the community. We also recognized excellence in neighborhood revitalization and historic preservation in Central Virginia with BHC’s Golden Hammer Awards. All proceeds from the event will support BHC’s mission of changing lives and transforming communities through high-quality, affordable housing.
Volunteers helped BHC beautify the Citadel of Hope Building by participating in our large-scale mural painting project on Saturday, April 16th. BHC partnered with Art on Wheels, The Muralistas (artists/designers) and HandsOn Greater Richmond to offer this opportunity to the community.
With Emcee Lisa Schaffner
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Citadel of Hope
2230 Venable Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Arrivals & Refreshments: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Golden Hammer and Groundbreaker Awards ceremony: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
After Party: 7:15 – 9 p.m.
Groundbreaker Awards recognized those whose leadership and vision positively transform communities in Central Virginia.
The 2016 honorees are:
Golden Hammer Awards celebrate contributions to thoughtful revitalization of Greater Richmond’s neighborhoods. With the help of our panel of expert judges, BHC recognized the best in Richmond-area renovation, revitalization and placemaking projects in the following categories:
BHC is grateful for the support of our event sponsors.
Special thanks to our scholarship sponsor:
Richard & Maggi Beckstoffer