About the National Review Institute 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 the 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 best 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 the 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.

The National Review Institute 1955 Society (which pays tribute to the year of National Review founding) is the right structure for seeing this borne out. Through the 1955 Society, our friends will have a discernible, real, and level-based means of interaction with NRI’s leadership, Fellows, and NR’s best talent; its editors and writers. This chart provides a list of membership levels and exclusive benefits. For more information please contact Meredith Bogacz, Director of the 1955 Society, by phone: 212.849.2838 or by e-mail on our contact form.

Membership LevelsAnnual ContributionBenefits (Aggregating at each level)
Affiliate Member$1,000-$2,499Lapel pin, certificate, book, invitation to select exclusive regional salons/NRI events, invites to monthly conference calls with fellows
Full Member$2,500-$9,999Exclusive cocktail parties with NRI fellows
Supporter$10,000-$24,999Recognition in special annual spread in the magazine, priority invitation to exclusive gatherings at NRI’s Ideas Summit
Patron$25,000-$49,999Name on NR magazine masthead, exclusive dinner with NR talent
Benefactor$50,000+Invitation to dinner with NR Editor-in-Chief Rich Lowry