2018

JOIN US THIS FALL

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

6:00 PM Reception | 7:00 PM Dinner & Award Presentations | 9:00 PM Dessert & Dancing
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
BLACK TIE

 

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, the late Harold Simmons, Mike Grebe, Bruce and Suzie Kovner (Supporting Liberty) as well as Charles Krauthammer, Victor Davis Hanson, The Hon. George Shultz, and Tom Wolfe (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.

 

 


 

SUPPORT THE NATIONAL REVIEW MISSION: JOIN US THIS FALL

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.

RegistrationPlease consider sponsoring or purchasing a ticket to support the National Review mission and recognize our distinct honorees. 

Note: space is very limited. If you intend to sponsor or purchase a ticket, please make your pledge at your earliest convenience. We are happy to combine sponsor tables for sponsors unable to fill their tables — please let us know. 

***SILVER TABLES ARE NOW SOLD OUT


 FIFTH ANNUAL WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. PRIZE DINNER HOST COMMITTEE*

DINNER CO-CHAIRMEN
Dick DeVos, Michigan  Michael W. Grebe, Wisconsin

BUCKLEY CIRCLE SPONSORS
Ariel Corporation •  Ann and John Buser, Texas

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Robert F. Agostinelli Foundation, Florida  Peter J. Travers, New Jersey

GOLD SPONSORS
Anonymous •  Bradley Impact Fund
Wendy and Dale Brott, Ohio The Chart Group, L.P. and The Reynolds Family, Ohio
Chevron •  Joan and Mike Conway, California Barbara and Richard Gaby, Georgia
Google • The Heritage Foundation • Randy Kendrick, Arizona  Suzie and Bruce Kovner, Florida
Debbie and Brian Murdock, Florida • Moira and Anthony Saliba, Illinois • Allen J. Sidor, California
 Madelene and L. Stanton Towne, New York

SILVER SPONSORS
Anonymous • David L. Bahnsen, California Ballotpedia.org • Capital Research Center
Janet and Brad Childers, Texas • William H. Donner Foundation, New York  DonorsTrust
Diane M. Hendricks, Wisconsin • Brian and Joelle Kelly Family Foundation, New York Media Research Center
Valerie and Bruce Schooley, California • SkyBridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci, New York
Squire Patton Boggs • State Policy Network • Mary Beth and Dick Weiss, Florida

BRONZE SPONSORS
American Philanthropic • Goldman Sachs • Erika and John Ammirati, California
Charles Koch Institute • The Hon. Neal B. Freeman, Florida The Hon. John Hillen, Virginia
William K. Hoskins, Massachusetts Patti and Paul Verderese, Massachusetts

*In formation


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

 

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