2018

JOIN US THIS FALL

THE FIFTH ANNUAL WFB JR. PRIZE DINNER
OCTOBER 18, 2018 | CHICAGO, IL

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

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 has created the William F. Buckley Jr. Prizes for Leadership in Political Thought and Leadership in Supporting Liberty. Past awardees include the DeVos family and the late Harold Simmons (Supporting Liberty) as well as Charles Krauthammer and Victor Davis Hanson (Political Thought). Notable public intellectuals, philanthropists, and leaders in the conservative movement attend to show support for our honorees, Bill Buckley’s enduring legacy, and the National Review mission.

Today, the National Review Institute is enhancing and expanding its programs to better fulfill its mission—from equipping young conservative professionals and journalists to promoting the work of the nation’s foremost proponents of a free society. With your help, NRI continues to spread its influence and reach.

2018 WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. HONOREES

 

Edwin J. Feulner
Leadership in Political Thought

The Prize for Leadership in Political Thought will be awarded to Edwin J. Feulner, recognizing his exceptional leadership as the Founder and former President of the Heritage Foundation—a powerhouse of William F. Buckley Jr’s ideas, and one of NRI’s most valued partners. Feulner, a native of Chicago, resides in Alexandria, VA and serves as Chairman of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation.

 

 

 

Karen Buchwald Wright
Leadership in Supporting Liberty

The Prize for Leadership in Supporting Liberty, which recognizes conservative philanthropy, will be awarded to Karen Buchwald Wright for her support and leadership of organizations that strengthen American democratic principles. Wright lives in her hometown of Mount Vernon, OH and serves as the CEO of the Ariel Corporation, the Director and Chairman of the Ariel Foundation, and a trustee of National Review Institute.

 

 


HOST COMMITTEE IN FORMATION

Please know that the host committee is in formation. To register as a sponsor at this special event, please click here or contact Alexandra Zimmern Rosenberg by email (alexandra@nrinstitute.org) or phone (212-849-2858). All sponsor pledges must be received prior to August 1, 2017 to be included in the forthcoming invitation. Seating is very limited at the gala. For those interested in sponsoring but unable to fill a full table, please know that NRI will be able to combine sponsor tables.

By supporting the Prize Dinner, you will help the Institute to preserve and promote Bill Buckley’s legacy and carry out his directive that NRI complement the mission of National Review.

Individual tickets will go on sale soon starting at $1,000. More information will be available soon. We hope to celebrate with you in Chicago this fall!

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS 

For out of town guests, NRI has secured rooms at a discounted rate at The Fairmont Chicago, a short walk to the Cultural Center. Please be sure to make your reservations at your earliest convenience to guarantee your spot. Reservations can be made through this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/nationalreviewinstitute2018 or by calling the Fairmont’s Global Reservations Center at 1-800-441-1414. We recommend that callers identify themselves as being with National Review Institute for ease of booking.

All flights to and from Chicago airports from 10/11/18 -11/1/18 are entitled to NRI’s 10% discount on Delta Airlines. When booking your travel, enter “NMSDL” in the meeting code on Delta’s homepage: https://www.delta.com 

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this fall!


PAST HONOREES

Bruce and Suzie Kovner | Tom Wolfe
Michael W. Grebe | The Honorable George P. Shultz
The Late Harold C. Simmons | Victor Davis Hanson
The DeVos Family | Charles Krauthammer

 

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