Fund Appeal

Dear Friend,

In the words of our founder, William F. Buckley Jr., gratitude is “appreciation… of the best that we have, and a determined effort to protect and cherish it.” Please know how much we appreciate the thousands of supporters who have contributed to our work this year. Thank you.

You all are some of the best friends and supporters in the conservative movement, and we are profoundly grateful for your generosity.  
Thanks to your support we have met our fundraising goal for these first two quarters of our fiscal year, with over $1 million raised in December alone. We are also pleased to welcome into the NRI family 191 new 1955 Society members, and  1,453 new donors.

National Review Institute has never been stronger, and we are so grateful to have you standing with us to support the NRI fellows, amplify their message, and bring them to you. 

This February will mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of William F. Buckley Jr. In honor of his life and legacy, we are hosting a series of half-day conferences in cities across the country. Please click here for details. We encourage you to join us:

February 6th: Palm Beach, FL
February 27th
: New York, NY (invitation only
March 6th: Dallas, TX 
March 7th: Houston, TX 
March 27th: San Francisco, CA 
March 28th: Newport Beach, CA 
April 12th: Chicago, IL

If you haven’t joined us yet and would like to know more, please take a moment to read through our semi-annual reports.

Know that your donation will be used wisely and effectively to preserve and promote the legacy of Bill Buckley and advance conservative principles he championed. Your generous contribution will directly support the good work of the NRI fellows. Thank you for your help in advancing conservative principles.


Lindsay Craig

Please Support Our End-of-Year Appeal

As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2017, many people will consider and resolve to make special choices for charitable giving. We encourage you to consider NRI as a recipient for your generosity. If for no other reason than this: Its powerful array of fellows make NRI America’s premier conservative journalism think tank. The collective wisdom and influence of these fellows – each one a writer of great talent and persuasiveness – are key to the defense of the principles you cherish and hope to see propagated, now and for future generations. With your selfless support, we will continue to carry out this mission, which has been especially entrusted to us by Institute founder William F. Buckley Jr. As you consider this, we recommend you read Kevin Williamson’s excellent piece making the case why your help truly matters. Please make your generous, tax-deductible end-of-year contribution to National Review Institute here

You may have seen on NRO that the fellows have written a series of pieces on what NRI means to them—you  can read them below. They are great reads and make a compelling case for why you should consider helping us reach our $250,000 year-end fundraising goal. 

Richard Brookhiser — “Debating The Federalist Papers : Why You Should Support the National Review Institute
Kevin Williamson — “Help NRI Cultivate the Next Generation of Young Conservative Journalists
Jonah Goldberg — “And Now For Some Prideful Begging” 
Jay Nordlinger — “A Righteous Dent
David French — “Freedom Isn’t Free
Jack Fowler —”Personally, I’ve Never Dreamt of Sugar Plums
John O’Sullivan —”A Christmas Story; or, Why You Should Support NRI
Kathryn Jean Lopez —”Your Chance to Support National Review‘s Mission
Andrew C. McCarthy —”A New Paradigm for Counterterrorism

National Review Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think tank, established to advance the conservative principles William F. Buckley Jr. championed, and complement the mission of National Review magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent. All contributions to it are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes. EIN# 13-3649537