Connecting Leaders

to shape Virginia's future

Gain Insights

through exploring the


Social Capital

Class members forge

a lasting network

Looking to the Future

to collaborate and lead

for tomorrow



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Class participants explore and grapple with major issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth.

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"When you drink from the well – remember the well-digger." This Chinese proverb helps to express my heart-felt gratitude for the generous scholarship I received from Lead Virginia. Lead Virginia is a rich "well" of knowledge, expertise, and inspiration, and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the "water," and deeply grateful for those who made this experience possible by generously donating their time and money.

Qian Cai, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Lead Virginia Class of 2013

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