About the First Lady
Mrs. Youngkin serves Virginians alongside her husband prioritizing listening to their needs and celebrating their good works.
As First Lady, her initiative Strengthen the Spirit of Virginia’s Women+girls (W+g) focuses her time and travels on supporting public and private sector efforts to improve overall well-being, with special attention to the unprecedented increase in drug overdose, as well as accelerating workforce preparedness. Mrs. Youngkin also created the Spirit of Virginia Award to highlight organizations across the Commonwealth that are “Strengthening the Spirit of Virginia” while demonstrating unique qualities and standout achievements.
In 2022, Mrs. Youngkin opened the decades-old Virginia Executive Mansion for the first time in more than two years after closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Virginia education, museum and art institutions, as well as living artists, Mrs. Youngkin curated the “Art Experience” — a first-of-its-kind art exhibit celebrating Virginia artists, incorporating highly diverse content and showcasing the Commonwealth’s vast natural beauty.
Mrs. Youngkin also works with her husband to promote engagement in Petersburg, VA through the Partnership for Petersburg — a comprehensive approach to lift up that community — and volunteerism in Richmond-area schools. Each quarter, Governor and Mrs. Youngkin donate the gubernatorial salary to a nonprofit organization making great strides in critical areas of need.
In addition to First Lady duties, Mrs. Youngkin continues to serve as President of the Phos Foundation and engage in an array of nonprofit activities while managing the affairs of a small equine farm in Northern Virginia.
Governor and Mrs. Youngkin, married for almost 29 years, have four young adult children. They are founding and active members of Holy Trinity Church (HTC) in McLean, Virginia.