Videos

VIDEO: Founders Award
Apr 17 2013 - 2:58pm

Leigh Middleditch, co-founder of the Sorensen Institute, presented Sorensen's first Founders Award at this month's Gala. Award-winner Walt De Vries' Institute of Political Leadership in North Carolina was the inspiration for the Sorensen Institute. De Vries was also responsible for bringing Middleditch and co-founder Michael Bills together in 1993.

Michael Pearlmutter, executive director of the Institute of Political Leadership in North Carolina, accepted the award on behalf of Walt De Vries.

 

 

VIDEO: Tribute to Bill Wood at Spring Gala
Apr 15 2013 - 11:18am

The 2013 Sorensen Gala on April 2 brought nearly 400 Virginians together in Richmond to honor our current and former Lieutenant Governors and Attorneys General.

Cooper Center director John Thomas began the evening with a heartfelt tribute to Sorensen's founding executive director Bill Wood, who passed away Nov. 16.

 

 

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

VIDEO: AG Ken Cuccinelli, Gala 2010
May 6 2010 - 8:05am

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli shared these comments at the April 19, 2010 Sorensen Gala.

VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, 2010 Gala
May 6 2010 - 7:35am

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling spoke via video at the Sorensen Institute's recent 2010 Spring Gala.

VIDEO: Mayor Dwight Jones, Gala 2010
May 5 2010 - 10:05pm

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones spoke at the Sorensen 2010 Gala in Richmond on April 19.

VIDEO: Alumni Awards, Gala 2010
May 5 2010 - 9:45pm

This video includes the recipients of the 2010 Service to Sorensen Award and the Expression of Ideals Award.

VIDEO: Bob Gibson, Gala 2010
May 5 2010 - 2:38pm

Sorensen's Executive Director Bob Gibson at the April 19, 2010 Gala celebration in Richmond.

VIDEO: John Hager, Gala 2010
May 5 2010 - 11:54am

John Hager is Chairman of the Sorensen Institute's State Advisory Board. He shared these comments to welcome guests to our 2010 Gala in Richmond on April 19.

Presenting...
Jul 7 2009 - 11:46pm

The College Leaders Program Class of 2009!

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Gala 2006
May 20 2009 - 11:32am

From our Video Vault comes this brief piece about the history and impact of the Sorensen Institute. It premiered at the March 2006 Gala in Richmond. The video includes Senator John Warner, former Governor Mark Warner, Governor Tim Kaine, a host of alumni and supporters, as well as rare on-camera interviews with Sorensen Institute co-founders Leigh Middleditch and Michael Bills. Enjoy!

Featured Alumni

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    Ann Flandermeyer Kirwin

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 2007

    Ann is the co-founder of Principle Advantage, Ltd., a consulting and lobbying firm, specializing in government relations, public affairs and grassroots outreach in Virginia Beach.

    She is the former Director of Legislative Affairs for Delegate Sal Iaquinto and has served as Secretary of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Ann also works as a voice-over artist.