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Spring Gala Honoring John Hager

The Sorensen Institute is pleased to announce that our 16th Annual Spring Gala will honor former Lt. Gov. John Hager for his service to Sorensen and to the Commonwealth. 
John is the immediate past Chariman of the Sorensen Institute Statewide Advisory Board. He has served with distinction as the Director of Homeland Security for Virginia, Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, and Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.
Join us on Monday, April 3 for a wonderful evening with food, friends, and special guests as we honor John. Tickets are available now at
This spring, for the first time, the Gala will feature a silent auction. Items run the gamut from professional executive coaching, to trip to Martha's Vineyard, to a signed memoir about the Cuban Missile Crisis. You can browse the entire catalogue at Bidding will open on Monday, March 27, so you can be a full participant in the silent auction even if you can't attend the Gala. You can also sign up to donate an item, service, or experience for the auction.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available through March 22—contact Colleen Smith at 434-982-4910 to start the conversation.

Trust, Civility and Respect in Politics

Through a variety of programs—for high school and college leaders to first-time political candidates and influential business and community leaders—the Sorensen Institute has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system.

At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues. Our non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels throughout Virginia.