April 12, 2010 — The University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership will host its 2010 Spring Gala on April 19 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Speakers will include Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.
A reception will be held at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the program will begin at 8 p.m.
Complete information and tickets are available at sorensengala.com.
Proceeds from the event will support the work of the Sorensen Institute, which was founded in 1993 to bring together diverse individuals with a passion for politics and public service. Sorensen's non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels throughout Virginia.
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 the 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. The Sorensen Institute has become "the model of successful bipartisan leadership training for the nation."