You don't have time. There's not enough time. We need more time.
Usually, those are excuses. But for the young men and women on the following pages.
Because they know they're true.
You don't have time ... to sit around fine-tuning plans till the passion withers away. There's not enough time to waste it waiting on other people to solve the problem. We need more time ... to do more, to create, convince and serve the community.
We tried to find some of the people making the most of their time. They're creative, hard-working, forward-thinking and inspiring, like others have inspired them. Because they know it's true. There's no time like now.
As Top 40 recipient LeQuan Hylton puts it: "I want to be one of those people that, when I die, I'm just exhausted, like I've gotten everything out of me." — Jason Roop
Two events in the next month offer an opportunity to connect with these young men and women and hear more about how they're working to change Richmond.
Top 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration
What: Join us for a networking reception and ceremony honoring the recipients.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard.
To Go: Tickets are $35 per person.
Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Spotlight
What: For the third year, YNPN RVA and Style Weekly have partnered to host an event that celebrates the nonprofit leaders and professionals selected for Style Weekly's Annual Top 40 Under 40 list and recognizes these extraordinary young people who are changing our community through their work in the nonprofit sector.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. 2nd Street