In Memoriam: Glenda Johnson, 2019 Arts Awards winner for Volunteerism

2019 Richmond Arts Awards winner for Volunteerism

Glenda Johnson, winner of the 2019 Richmond Arts Award for Volunteerism, has passed away. She was surrounded by loved ones, and left peacefully. We include her write-up from the Arts Awards ceremony below. She will be missed.


For decades, Glenda Johnson has been an active volunteer in Richmond’s arts scene, both on stage and off. An arts ambassador and avid volunteer, she continues to work tirelessly, assisting with administration for a variety of local arts organizations. Since 1991, Glenda has been an invaluable and steadfast contributor to the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association, where she acts as the music librarian, maintains the choir roster and is an active member of the Chorus. She also helps organize their concerts, fundraisers and events and arranges the sing-outs and concerts around the community. Glenda has also been energetically volunteering with the Richmond Singers in a similar capacity since 1987. Always eager to give back to the arts, Glenda has, in addition, been part of the front-of-house crew at the Gateway Theatre for 32 years.

June 5, 2019