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.
Meet the esteemed alumni who completed our program and continued on to improve their communities.
Our leadership development programs focus on Virginia residents interested in becoming active in public service.
Know someone who would be a good candidate for a Sorensen program? Tell us about them!
This award will be presented annually to the individuals who model the spirit and mission of Sorensen through the trust, civility and respect they have consistently shown toward others. They create sustainable efforts toward the betterment of a more decent and tolerant civic life and culture for the people of the Commonwealth.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Sorensen Gala! Join us on April 23 for a special evening at Richmond’s historic Altria Theater to support the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Event details and tickets are available now at sorensengala.eventbrite.com.
Come join more than 200 Sorensen alumni, friends, business leaders, and Members of the General Assembly for food, drinks, and a great view from the 18th floor of Gateway Plaza.
Our Legislative Reception is in its 14th year and has become a must-attend gathering. The reception is FREE and open to all, but you must reserve your free ticket by Feb. 10 to attend.
Check out the Sorensen political links page to discover new insights into politics in Virginia. We seek out new informational resources and frequently update the page with new links so bookmark it for later (or set it as your homepage if you like).