WFB Jr. Prize

For his entire life, Bill Buckley sought to preserve and buttress the foundations of our free society. To honor his achievement and inspire others, NRI’s Board of Trustees created the William F. Buckley Jr. Prizes for Leadership in Political Thought and Leadership in Supporting Liberty. Notable public intellectuals, philanthropists, and leaders in the conservative movement attend this marquee event to show support for our honorees, Bill Buckley’s enduring legacy, and the National Review mission.

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Past honorees:
(The first is the WFB Prize for Leadership in Supporting Liberty. The second is the WFB Prize for Leadership in Political Thought).

  • 2023
      • Paul E. Singer
      • Amity Shlaes
  • 2022
      • Young America’s Foundation
      • Larry Kudlow
  • 2021
      • Adam Meyerson
      • Leonard Leo and Eugene Meyer
  • 2020
      • Virginia James
      • The Honorable James L. Buckley
  • 2019
      • Gay Hart Gaines
      • Rush Limbaugh
  • 2018
      • Karen Buchwald Wright
      • Edwin J. Feulner
  • 2017
      • Bruce and Suzie Kovner
      • Tom Wolfe
  • 2016
      • Michael W. Grebe
      • The Honorable George P. Shultz
  • 2015
      • The Late Harold C. Simmons
      • Victor Davis Hanson
  • 2014
      • The DeVos Family
      • Charles Krauthammer