The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Sullivan Showcase is set to take place on April 12, 2024, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia. This annual event, well known for its celebration of service and community impact, promises an evening filled with inspiration and recognition of extraordinary individuals.

Recap of 2023

Last year’s Showcase was a remarkable event, where Dr. John McCardell, a 1971 Washington & Lee University alumnus, was recognized with the Foundation’s inaugural Luminary Award. This prestigious honor celebrates past Sullivan Award student recipients who have since exemplified a lifetime commitment to service. Others recognized at last year’s event included Alyssa Martina from Elon University, who received the Faculty & Staff Engagement Award, and regional service honorees including Rebecca Parrish of Converse University, Dr. Alysa Handelsman of Wofford College, and Darryl White Sr. from Queens University of Charlotte.

Darryl White Sr., reflecting on the event, explained, “The evening was truly an amazing experience that will stay with me forever. My heart was full receiving the award and having the support of my family, school president, and supervisor made it even more special.”

2024: Anticipating Another Year of Exceptional Honors

The 2024 Showcase is shaping up well with the continuation of the Foundation’s tradition of honoring excellence. The Luminary Award will once again be presented to a past student Sullivan Award recipient, alongside faculty and staff who have significantly contributed to the Sullivan network through their commitment to service and engagement in their respective communities.

Registration and Event Details

The Foundation invites all past award recipients, faculty, staff, and community members interested in its work to join this special occasion. General Admission tickets include a seated dinner and access to all event activities:

  • 6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Awards Presentation
  • 9:00 pm – Event Conclusion

Attire for the event is Business Formal. Please note that while hotel accommodations are not included with tickets, guests are encouraged to consider staying overnight to fully enjoy the experience.

Don’t Miss Out – Register Now

The registration deadline is March 22, 2024. Priority tickets will be given to past award recipients and their guests and seating is limited. For registration details, host table options, or sponsorship inquiries, please reach out to Courtney Carlton at the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.

Supporting the Sullivan Legacy

Those unable to attend that wish to support Sullivan school students, faculty, and its alumni network, may consider donating or exploring sponsorships and in-kind donation options.

Don’t miss this exciting event to be held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, located at 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia. Celebrate an evening honoring service, leadership, and the powerful impact of the Sullivan community of alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Register today to be part of the Sullivan Showcase 2024 and witness the continuation of a legacy of service and inspiration.

The 100 Year Anniversary of The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation commemorates 100 years of the Sullivan Award, an honor that stands unparalleled as the only service-focused accolade presented in American higher education. Historic institutions have been presenting the Sullivan Award for generations, often as the school’s highest and most esteemed designation. The Sullivan Award is not merely a recognition of academic excellence or proven leadership; it’s a symbol of the recipient’s deep commitment to community, integrity, and service to others.

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