Please join The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) for a reception featuring the Honorable Doug Ducey, former Governor of Arizona, at the Omni Montelucia on Monday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
The Honorable Clint Bolick ’78, TFAS alumnus and Arizona Supreme Court Justice, will join Ducey for a “fireside chat” to discuss the importance and meaning of courageous leadership.
During the evening, guests will have the unique opportunity to connect with friends in Scottsdale while learning how TFAS is developing courageous leaders in liberty.
Monday, March 13, 2023
6 p.m. Reception • 7 p.m. Program
Omni Montelucia • Room: Castillo Lucena
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided.
Valet parking is complimentary.
Attire for the evening is business casual.
To join us, please contact TFAS Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384 by Thursday, March 9. We look forward to seeing you there!
About Doug Ducey
Governor Doug Ducey served as the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona. Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Governor Ducey applied his experience from a successful career in business to bring much-needed change to Arizona government.
Upon taking office, the governor inherited a $1 billion budget deficit. He quickly took action and balanced the budget in his first year — without raising taxes.
Committed to investing in public education, Ducey led a historic and bipartisan effort to invest $3.5 billion into K-12 schools, injecting more dollars into Arizona’s classrooms. With a focus on teacher pay, the governor also championed the passage of legislation to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020. In 2022, he signed the nation’s first Universal Empowerment Scholarship Accounts legislation, making Arizona the “gold standard” for parental and education choice in America. Ducey cut regulations and simplified taxes every year to stimulate job creation and economic growth. With his efforts, Arizona now has the lowest flat tax in the country.
Ducey prioritized public safety, creating the Arizona Border Strike Force, a statewide, multiagency effort to combat border-related crime. Ducey was born in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend Arizona State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, which he helped grow from a handful of scoop shops in Tempe to over 1400 stores in all 50 states.
He and his wife, Angela, live in Paradise Valley and have three sons: Jack, Joe, and Sam.
About Clint Bolick
Appointed in January 2016, Clint Bolick is a Justice on the Supreme Court of Arizona. Previously, he served as Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, President of the Alliance for School Choice, and co-founder of the Institute for Justice. Clint is a 2006 recipient of the Bradley Prize, author of multiple books on topics from immigration to school choice, and regularly appears in and on nationally syndicated television shows, newspapers, and magazines.
Bolick helped author the Health Care Freedom Act and the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment, which were added to the Arizona Constitution in 2010 and adopted in several other states. He also has assisted policy activists in several states to establish litigation centers based on the Goldwater Institute model.
In 2003, American Lawyer recognized Bolick as one of three lawyers of the year for his successful defense of school choice programs, culminating in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2009, Legal Times named Bolick one of the “90 Greatest D.C. Lawyers in the Past 30 Years.” Bolick received one of the freedom movement’s most prestigious awards, the Bradley Prize, in 2006 for advancing the values of democratic capitalism.
Bolick has authored several books, most recently Death Grip: Loosening the Law’s Stranglehold Over Economic Liberty (2011) and David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary (2007). Bolick teaches Constitutional Law as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University School of Law and serves as a research fellow with the Hoover Institution. In 1978, Bolick participated in the TFAS program on Public Policy + Economics.
Today, he still serves as a guest speaker to students in the TFAS Law Fellowship and undergraduate programs.