Ann Robins

By Cheryl Miller | December 9th, 2014

The military veteran and Richmond big-heart on her passion in serving the local community.

Ann Robins, 51, is a U.S. Air Force veteran, who for the past few years has been dedicated to helping veterans organizations and their affiliated charities. She focuses on what she calls “Americanism projects,” including poppy posters, essays and Flags for First Graders. “These programs,” she says, “help children understand our country’s history and those who have served to keep us free.” Ann is also involved in the Memorial Brick project for the Midlothian area.

PHILOSOPHY FOR LIFE: “Brighten just one person’s day with an act of kindness.”

AFFILIATIONS: President of Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 186; Chef De Gare, 40 & 8 Society Voiture 53; Director, 40 & 8 Grande DuVirginia Child Welfare Program; Executive Board, American Legion Post 186, Midlothian; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 50; National Association of Professional Women; Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor; Volunteer, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

FROM THE NOMINATION: She has developed a Valentine’s Day Rose Sale to benefit Nurse’s training … It raised almost a thousand dollars in scholarship funds. As the leader of the breakfast committee, she does the shopping for the monthly breakfast held at American Legion Post 186. These breakfasts raise funds for programs such as “Toys for Tots.”

HER PASSION: “My passion is service to my community and my fellow veterans.”

BEST LESSON LEARNED: “If I heard this a million times in the military, it is soooo true and it stuck: There is no ‘I’ in Team – and service before self.”

PERSONAL GROWTH: Ann is currently working on completing her master’s degree in public safety.

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