National Review Institute's 1955 Society

National Review Institute’s 1955 Society carries on Bill Buckley’s tradition of asking friends of National Review and the Institute to contribute generously to help advance the conservative cause to which he dedicated his life. Thanks to the selfless generosity of so many, that help has allowed National Review Institute to grow its educational and outreach programs in quality and scope, complementing NR’s mission.

Such transformative generosity is an investment in the mission of NRI to preserve and promote the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr. and advance the conservative principles he championed. To this end, the Institute’s educational programs bring together leaders in business, philanthropy, media, and policy to help strengthen the broader conservative movement, while also educating emerging leaders and our fellow citizens on the principles of a free society. NRI’s partnership programs send NR’s top talent across the country, thereby amplifying and expanding the reach of the National Review mission.

Investments are made by investors. The good people who invest in National Review Institute deserve a return and actual involvement with these historic institutions Bill Buckley founded. The Society affords those who join it the opportunity to be involved in the National Review community, to participate in the dialog within the conservative movement, and to be part of a nationwide network of conservatives.

National Review Institute’s 1955 Society (which pays tribute to the year of National Review‘s founding) is the right structure for seeing this born out. Through the 1955 Society, our friends will have a discernible, real, and level-based means of interaction with NRI’s leadership and NR’s top talent. This chart provides a list of membership levels and exclusive benefits. For more information please contact your local development officer:

Stephanie Cates, Southwest:, 480.286.2886
Margaret Farris, Florida:, 850.321.5346
Sherri Rowton, Southeast:, 334.332.0753
Jason Wise, Northwest:, 203.273.3628

Membership Levels Annual Contribution Benefits (Aggregating at each level)
Affiliate Member $1,000-$2,499 1955 Society lapel pin; invitations to private salons and other events; opportunities to invite guests to events; access to digital archive of virtual events
Full Member $2,500-$4,999 Invitations to quarterly calls with NR editor in chief Rich Lowry
Sustainer $5,000-$9,999 Complimentary invitations to virtual Burke to Buckley courses
Supporter $10,000-$24,999 Invitations to semi-annual leadership briefings
Patron $25,000-$49,999 Invitations to private receptions associated with regional and annual events
Benefactor $50,000+ Invitation to Chairman’s Dinner


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