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TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala

September 28, 2017

Washington

DC


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Join TFAS as we celebrate the past 50 years of teaching freedom with a black-tie gala at the elegant National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Since our founding in 1967, TFAS has educated more than 16,000 students during our semester- and summer-length programs that teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world. In addition, we now reach more than 60,000 young people annually through educational videos, fellowships and seminars. Today, there are five decades of TFAS alumni making a difference in their communities and throughout the world by upholding the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

We hope you will join us as we toast, dine, dance, reminisce and commemorate the past 50 years, and look ahead to sharing the benefits of a free society with the many generations to come!

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Tickets and Sponsorships

Sponsorships

Thank you to our sponsors! Click here to view all of the generous organizations and individuals supporting our 50th Anniversary Celebration.

As a sponsor of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, you will enable deserving, highly qualified students to attend our life-changing programs, regardless of their financial situation. In addition, you and/or your company will be recognized before the 500+ attendees of our 50th Anniversary Gala and Defending Freedom Luncheon.

These sponsorships include complimentary registration(s); event naming opportunities; VIP seating; opportunities to meet the evening’s speakers; name, logo or advertisements in Gala materials; and much more.

If you have questions about sponsorships, please contact Elizabeth Dobbins at 202-986-0384 x263 or by email at LizDobbins@TFAS.org.

Purchase an Ad

You can also support this important event by purchasing an ad in our gala program. Ad space includes digital ad placement on event screens throughout the evening. Click here for more information on program advertising opportunities.

Individual Ticket Sales

Individual tickets go on sale in July. To secure your ticket now, please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384.

Featuring

Garry Kasparov

Russian Pro-Democracy Leader, Global Human-Rights Activist, Business Speaker, Author and World Chess Champion

Anna Smith Lacey (AIPES 07, ICPES 08)

Executive Director of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation and TFAS Alumna

Stephen F. Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00)

Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard, Best-selling Author and TFAS Alumnus

Randal Teague

Chairman of The Fund for American Studies

Roger Ream (ICPES 76)

President of The Fund for American Studies and TFAS Alumnus

Chris Ullman

Four-time National and International Whistling Champion, Director of Global Communications at The Carlyle Group and Member of the TFAS Board of Regents

Mark Stansberry (ICPES 1976)

Singer, International Businessman, Energy Leader, Humanitarian and TFAS Alumnus

Accommodations

TFAS has reserved a block of rooms at the Trump International Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Please see below for information on special rates and booking. 

Trump International Hotel

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Special Rate: $415 / night

Please call 855-878-6700 and ask for a room with The Fund for American Studies, or click here to book your room online.

The cut-off for this special rate is Aug. 28, 2017.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Special Rate: $239 / night

Please call 888-421-1442 and ask for a room with The Fund for American Studies.

The cut-off for this special rate is Sept. 8, 2017.

 

Honorary Gala Host Committee

The Honorable James L. Buckley
Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.
The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg
Mr. Daniel Henninger
The Honorable Amy Klobuchar
Mr. George H.C. Lawrence
Ms. Katherine Mangu-Ward
Mrs. Geraldine Novak
Mr. P. J. O’Rourke
The Honorable Rand Paul
Mr. Thomas L. Phillips
Dr. José Piñera
The Honorable David Rouzer
Edward L. Rowny, LTG, USA (Ret)
The Honorable Ed Royce
The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld
Mrs. Suzanne Scholte
The Honorable Adrian Smith
The Honorable Donald K. Sundquist
Mrs. Mara Viksnins
Dr. Walter E. Williams

Gala Host Committee

Mr. Lawson Bader
Mr. Jeff Carneal
Ms. Juanita Duggan
Mrs. Susan Hyre
Mr. John Lee
Mr. Randal C. Teague
Mr. Doug Todd
Mr. Marc Wheat

Schedule of Events

Please see below for a tentative schedule of events.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • 8 a.m.
  • Board of Regents Breakfast
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • 8 – 10 a.m.
  • Board of Regents Meeting
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Board of Trustees Meeting
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • 50th Anniversary Luncheon
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • 6 – 11 p.m.
  • TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala
  • The National Building Museum
  • 401 F Street NW
  • Washington, DC
  • Black-tie
  • 6 p.m. Reception
  • 7 p.m. Dinner
  • 9 – 11 p.m. Music and Dancing

 

Questions?

For more information, please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384.

Register Today!


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