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Changes to the 2020 Class Schedule due to COVID-19

  • It is with profound regret that we let our Lead Virginia family know that amidst the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions put forth by the Governor and the CDC, we have made the following changes to the 2020 Class Schedule:
  • The Opening Session events, previously scheduled for April 23-25 in Williamsburg, have been canceled.

    The Opening Session events will now take place June 18-20 in Roanoke. The Opening Session luncheon will be on Thursday, June 18, followed by the New River Valley session on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20.

    The Southern Virginia Session, previously scheduled for May 14-16 in Martinsville/Danville, will now take place August 6-8.
  • We are working diligently to navigate a new normal and remain vigilant about the safety and well-being of 2020 class members, all alumni, and our guests. We continue to stay hopeful and nimble as we plan for the future with our largest class ever, and we are also exploring ways to engage the Class of 2020 before their Opening Session in June using virtual technology resources. Your thoughts and recommendations on that approach will be helpful to us.
  • We are inspired by the messages of how our alumni are bringing their social capital to bear and serving others through this COVID-19 crisis.  Know that we are proud of each of you and how you are contributing to the welfare of your communities and of others. Please continue to share that hopeful and positive news with Lead Virginia, and let your alumni community know if you have needs that others can help with.