Dear Friends and Supporters,
This year National Review Institute has much for which to be grateful. We have continued to strengthen and grow NRI to support the National Review mission. Amidst all the change, one thing is constant: We remain steadfast in our commitment to our core mission—advancing the principles Bill Buckley championed throughout his life. Among them are free speech, free enterprise, personal responsibility, religious liberty, the defense of Western civilization, and a determined opposition to the aggrandized state. With our new organizational structure—NR a subsidiary of the Institute—we have never been stronger, and we are well-positioned to have an even greater impact in the years and decades to come. We are grateful for your support, and with friends like you by our side, are confident we can continue to have an impact.
While creating programs to promote our current writers, we are grounded in the principles of our founder, William F. Buckley Jr. We recognize and appreciate our rich history every day. At the entrance of our new offices we have Bill’s desk, his nameplate, the American flags he kept on his desk, and his Royal typewriter, and soon will have display cases full of his books, artifacts and photos—an inspirational representation of his full and adventurous life. This February marks the 10th anniversary of Bill’s passing. We will honor his legacy with events around the country . . . stay tuned!
NRI fellows—NR’s best talent, highlighted in our enclosed end-of-year newsletter—are principled conservatives, articulate, happy warriors for the values you and I both hold so dear. They fight against the worst of the Left in order to preserve these principles for our children, and our children’s children, so that they too may be able to flourish in a free society. With you, we are proud to support them and the vital work that they do.
As you will see, there is much taking place at the Institute that only happens with your support. Please consider investing in our mission and work with a tax-deductible gift to the National Review Institute. Perhaps even consider a special gift toward our office campaign. With your continued support, we will together have an even greater impact in 2018.
Thank you for your friendship and continued support. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and joyous holiday season.