Sharon Bulova, winner of the Sorensen Leadership Award, will soon retire following her third term as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. For more than three decades she has governed with skill, engaged with her constituents, modeled transparency, and built a strong relationship with the Sorensen Institute.
Suzy Kelly accepts the Sorensen Leadership Award. As the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Kelly shared her business acumen and leadership knowledge across the Commonwealth. She built and leads a thriving business in Virginia, as well as served on the Sorensen Board.
This year the Founder’s Award was presented to Leigh Middleditch, a cofounder and long-time board member of the Sorensen Institute, with a decades-long record of service to Virginia. The Founder's Award has only been presented twice. It honors an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to building and sustaining the Sorensen Institute.
From all of us at Sorensen, thank you for supporting our Gala and helping us to raise the funds we need to continue the important work that makes you proud and makes Virginia’s government and politics work better for Virginians. It was a great party and we hope to see you there next Spring. Thanks to all you who support Sorensen in any way – with your contributions, by helping us to recruit and telling the story of Sorensen, and by your work each day in the governance of our Commonwealth.
By this time of year our Political Leaders Program is in full swing, with a dynamic group of leaders building relationships and learning about Virginia.
Our Candidate Training Program for 2019 is complete until next March and its graduates are on the campaign trail now, running ethical campaigns that can win!
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