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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.


2023 Award Recipients

Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation

February 3, 2023
Richmond, VA

Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates

April 6, 2023
Fairfax, VA

Virginia Space Flight Academy

July 28, 2023
Wallops Island, VA

Boulder Crest Foundation

September 8, 2023
Bluemont, VA

Fifth Award

The 5th Spirit of Virginia Award recipient will be named in October 2023.

Sixth Award

The 6th Spirit of Virginia Award recipient will be named in November 2023.

Past Award Recipients