The Seventh Annual William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner
OCTOBER 5, 2020
Cipriani 25 Broadway | New York City

We look forward to this fall, when we hope to once again gather together. Below, please find a save the date for NRI’s seventh annual William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner in New York City.

This year’s honorees are two exceptional individualsThe Honorable James L. Buckley (WFB Prize for Leadership in Political Thought) and Virginia James (WFB Prize for Supporting Liberty). We hope this gala will provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate two great Americans and reconnect with one another.

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, Karen Buchwald Wright (Supporting Liberty) as well as Charles Krauthammer, Victor Davis Hanson, The Hon. George Shultz, Tom Wolfe, and Edwin J. Feulner (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.

We hope to see you in the Big Apple this fall!


Rush Limbaugh
Gay Hart Gaines

Tom Wolfe
Bruce and Suzie Kovner

Victor Davis Hanson
The Late Harold Simmons

Edwin J. Feulner
Karen Buchwald Wright

The Hon. George P. Shultz
Michael W. Grebe

Charles Krauthammer
The DeVos Family