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Spirit of Virginia Award

The Spirit of Virginia Award celebrates persons and organizations who are Strengthening the Spirit of Virginia. Presented by First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin on behalf of Governor Glenn Youngkin, the Award recognizes unique qualities and standout achievements across the Commonwealth.

The Spirit of Virginia Award salutes Virginians for their uncommon contributions in private industries, education, culture and the arts and philanthropy. Award recipients will embody the catalytic and compassionate elements of SPIRIT.

Governor Youngkin's Cabinet Secretaries present award nominees to the First Lady. The First Lady in partnership with the Governor considers the candidates and selects a recipient for each award, totaling six recipients each year. If not selected, nominees will remain in consideration for the next award.

2024 Award Recipients

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

March 15, 2024
Mount Vernon, VA

Highlights
Youth For Tomorrow

May 16, 2024
Tysons, VA

Highlights
Third Award

The 3rd Spirit of Virginia Award recipient will be named in July 2024.

Fourth Award

The 4th Spirit of Virginia Award recipient will be named in August 2024.

Fifth Award

The 5th Spirit of Virginia Award recipient will be named in October 2024.

Sixth Award

The 6th Spirit of Virginia Award recipient will be named in November 2024.

Past Award Recipients