THE EIGHTH ANNUAL WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. PRIZE DINNER
OCTOBER 21, 2021 | DALLAS, TEXAS
THE NATIONAL REVIEW INSTITUTE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REQUESTS THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY
AT THE EIGHTH ANNUAL WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. PRIZE DINNER
The Federalist Society
The William F. Buckley Jr. Prize for Leadership in Political Thought
Former President, The Philanthropy Roundtable
The William F. Buckley Jr. Prize for Leadership in Supporting Liberty
6:30 PM CST: COCKTAIL RECEPTION
7:30 PM CST: DINNER & PRESENTATIONS
9:30 PM CST: AFTER-DINNER DRINKS AND DANCING
JOHN P. BUSER | HARLAN CROW | PETER J. TRAVERS
PREFERRED TICKET: $2,000
SPONSORSHIPS begin at $5,000; TABLES begin at $10,000
All contributions are tax-deductible and go to supporting NRI’s programs that advance the NR mission.
About our Honorees
The William F. Buckley Jr. Prize for Leadership in Political Thought will be awarded to Leonard Leo and Eugene Meyer for their consequential leadership of The Federalist Society. Over the past four decades, The Federalist Society has reshaped jurisprudence toward a responsible adherence to our Constitutional framework. The support and cultivation of lawyers committed to the principles of a free society and a limited constitutional government has been crucial to protecting American liberty under law. Further, in a political environment hostile to civil discourse, The Federalist Society fosters open debate and discussion of important legal topics for students and professionals across the country.
The William F. Buckley Jr. Prize for Leadership in Supporting Liberty, which recognizes conservative philanthropy, will be awarded to Adam Meyerson in recognition of his longtime leadership of The Philanthropy Roundtable, a nonprofit membership organization designed to build a vibrant philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. During his nearly two-decade-long tenure, Adam built the Roundtable into a world class leader in effective and purposeful philanthropy by growing a strong community of conservative philanthropists, working to protect donor intent and fighting for philanthropic freedom on the state and federal levels. His work has enabled numerous Americans to advance the principles of a free society through charitable giving. In addition to his work at the Roundtable, Adam has spent the last 45 years as a successful leader of major journalistic, policy, and philanthropic institutions, including The American Spectator, the Wall Street Journal, and the Heritage Foundation. Further, his leadership on the boards of National Review Institute, State Policy Network, and Donors Capital Fund are indicative of his commitment to our broader movement.
About The Gala
For his entire life, our founder, William F. Buckley Jr., sought to preserve and buttress the foundations of our free society. To honor his achievement and inspire others, National Review Institute’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 join us each fall to show support for our honorees, Bill Buckley’s enduring legacy, and the National Review mission.
Attire: Black Tie
Related Activities: For out-of-town guests, we are pleased to offer special activities before and after the gala. We had planned a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for the afternoon of the 21st. Due to the recent Covid spike in Dallas, the museum is temporarily closed. We are hopeful that it will be open by the time of the event and will keep guests informed. We are exploring additional activities for out-of-town guests too. More information is forthcoming.
Covid-19 Policy: While we believe that a large amount of attendees will have the Covid-19 vaccine, we cannot guarantee that every individual in attendance will be vaccinated. Please take this into consideration. Our dinner is taking place at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas. The hotel is taking the following precautions to ensure a clean and safe space for all guests: face coverings are mandated for all unvaccinated employees and guests; hand sanitizer is available upon arrival and in key areas throughout event spaces; food and beverage service and offerings will follow local and regional guidelines; rigorous hand hygiene is required for all employees; increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all touchpoints (tables, chairs, linens, etc.) between events with EPA-registered chemicals. For more information on the venue’s continued commitment to health and safety protocols, please visit: https://www.