2018

NOW ANNOUNCING:

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.

 

 


We hope you will consider joining us this fall in Chicago. For additional information, including sponsorship information, please contact Alexandra Rosenberg, Member and Events Manager, NRI, at 212.849.2858 or alexandra@nrinstitute.org. 

 

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