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Events

AUDIO: Gov. Holton on Civil Rights
Apr 24 2012 - 11:28am

Gov. Linwood Holton, the evening's first speaker, discussed civil rights in Virginia and his administration. Executive Director Bob Gibson introduced Gov. Holton.

AUDIO: Bob Gibson Welcomes Guests to Gala
Apr 24 2012 - 11:18am

Executive Director Bob Gibson and State Advisory Board Chair John Hager welcome guests to the 2012 Governors Gala.

Sorensen Gala Gathers Nine Governors
Apr 19 2012 - 11:27am

Tuesday's Gala was a historic event, gathering together all eight former governors of Virginia, as well as Gov. McDonnell. An April 18 article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch has full details of the event, as well as a summary of each governor's remarks.

Watch the Newsroom for audio and video of this event in the upcoming week, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for a wealth of Gala photos coming soon.

GALA 2012: Richmond Convention Center, April 17
Feb 9 2012 - 12:22pm
Sorensen Gala advertisement from the Feb. 2012 issue of Virginia Business magazine (p.66)

 

EVENT: Sixth Annual General Assembly Reception
Jan 30 2012 - 5:15pm

You Are Invited!


What
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
Sixth Annual General Assembly Reception

When
Tuesday, February 7
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where
The SunTrust Building, 24th Floor
919 East Main Street, Richmond

RSVP
By Friday, February 3
rachel.casebolt@virginia.edu

 

 

This event, which has become a must-attend gathering in the Richmond political social calendar, recognizes our alumni in the Virginia General Assembly. Sorensen is proud to honor our twenty alumni currently serving.

This event is free and open to all Sorensen alumni, supporters, and members of the Virginia General Assembly.

Sorensen wishes to thank our Event Sponsors:
Advantus Strategies
Alliance Group
Capital Results
Kemper Consulting
Norfolk Southern
SunTrust
Vantage Consulting
The Vectre Corporation
Virginia Association of Health Plans

 

*Image courtesy Devign Elements

AUDIO: UVA President Teresa Sullivan at PLP Graduation
Dec 16 2011 - 11:38am

U.Va.'s eighth president Teresa A. Sullivan addressed the Political Leaders Program class at graduation. Ms. Sullivan offered "a few leadership ideas" that apply to university presidents, elected officials, and volunteers alike.

She also took questions from the class on student debt, sustainability, community colleges and distance learning, defense research, and retention of engineering students.

You can stream or download Ms. Sullivan's remarks below (runtime 35 minutes).

Panel on NoVA Tech Issues and Politics This Wednesday
Oct 3 2011 - 10:54am

You can still sign up to join us this Wednesday for a great Sorensen panel discussion about regional technology business issues and current political trends. Breakfast will be provided. This event is sponsored by AOL and Micron.

When: Wednesday, October 5, 8.00am to 9.30am
Where: AOL Dulles Campus, 22000 AOL Way, Sterling

Panelists
Jim Corcoran
President & CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Tom Davis
Director of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte
President & CEO, The Republican Main Street Partnership
Former Member, United States House of Representatives

Todd House
Government Affairs Manager, Micron Technology

Jim Sheaffer
Vice Chair, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
President, North American Public Sector, CSC

Suresh Shenoy
Executive Vice President, Information Management Consultants, Inc. (IMC)
Former Member, Fairfax County Information Technology Advisory Committee

RSVP
Reply to rachel.casebolt@virginia.edu to secure your place at this event.

SLIDESHOW: 2011 Alumni Picnic
Sep 22 2011 - 11:53am

Sorensen alumni and friends gathered at Bundoran Farm on Saturday, Sept. 17 for the 3rd Annual Sorensen Alumni Picnic. Photos courtesy of Cloverdale Photography.


You can view larger versions of these photos by choosing the fullscreen icon in the bottom right, or by clicking the Flickr logo to view the set on Flickr.

Reminder - 3rd Annual Alumni Picnic is Tomorrow!
Sep 16 2011 - 2:11pm

 With ticket sales ramping up and a beautiful weather forecast for tomorrow, this is your last chance to purchase a ticket for the Sorensen Alumni Picnic at the advance rates ($25). After 5pm today, you will only be able to purchase tickets at the event itself, for $35.

We will be holding the picnic at the same location as previous years, beside the airstrip at Bundoran Farm. The farm road to the site is Hightop Drive, located on the south side of Plank Road, just west of Route 29. Free parking will be provided. We will have some signage to help direct you to the gate.

As with previous years, your picnic experience will be greatly improved by bringing:
1. Picnic blanket
2. Sun block and bug spray
3. BYOB.
4. Your best dessert item for our annual auction. Watch your secret family recipe bring in big dollars to continue the mission of the Sorensen Institute!

Discount tickets are available now. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Stanley (434-243-2844), or to purchase tickets, call Tracy Tanner Bond (434-982-4943). We look forward to seeing you and your family tomorrow!

 

Sorensen Family Reunion 2011 - Get Your Tickets Now!
Aug 18 2011 - 2:08pm




We here at the Sorensen Institute are pleased to announce the third annual Sorensen Family Reunion picnic! Join us on Saturday, September 17 for a full afternoon of food, music, and fun planned for everyone. Expect plenty of barbecue (and vegetarian options), great Virginia music courtesy of our alumni, bounce houses and more.

You have spoken, and we have listened. After a number of requests last year to make the event later in the day, we will begin this year's picnic at 4pm, going on until dark that evening. We will be holding the picnic at the same location as previous years, beside the airstrip at Bundoran Farm. The farm road to the site is Hightop Drive. The entrance gate to Hightop Drive is located on the south side of Plank Road, just west of Route 29, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. Free parking will be provided. We will have some signage to help direct you to the gate.

As with previous years, your picnic experience will be greatly improved by bringing:
1. Picnic blanket (only a few tables and chairs will be available). Please bring a blanket to spread out on the ground.
2. Sun block and bug spray.
3. BYOB. If you want it, bring it.
4. Your best dessert item for the auction, the proceeds of which go to pay for the cost of the reunion and provide financial assistance to Sorensen program participants.

Discount advance tickets are available now— see details below.  If you have any questions, please contact Joe Stanley (434-243-2844). To purchase tickets, please call Tracy Tanner Bond at 434-982-4943. We look forward to seeing you and your family on the 17th!


Ticket prices are as follows (All advance tickets must be purchased by September 12th):

$25 per person in advance
$15 student price in advance.
All children 12 and under will be admitted FREE.
$35 per person at the gate on the day of the event: no exceptions.

We look forward to seeing you there!