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TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala

September 28, 2017

National Building Museum

F Street Northwest, 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!

Tickets

Tickets are now available! To purchase, please click here. For questions or to purchase your tickets via email or phone, please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384.

Register Today!

Sponsorships and Ad Sales

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.

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.

Featuring

The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, President of the Rumsfeld Foundation and Chair of the TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala

Garry Kasparov

Russian Pro-Democracy Leader, Global Human-Rights Activist, World Chess Champion and 2017 TFAS Walter Judd Freedom Award Recipient

The Honorable Paula Dobriansky

Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and TFAS Trustee

Stephen F. Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00)

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

Anna Smith Lacey (AIPES 07, ICPES 08)

Executive Director of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation and TFAS Alumna

David Muir (IPJ 93)

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist for ABC News, Anchor and Managing Editor of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” and TFAS Alumnus
(appearance by video)

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, or click here to book your room online.

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

 

Gala Chairman

The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld

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
Dr. José Piñera
Mr. Thomas L. Phillips
The Honorable David Rouzer
Edward L. Rowny, LTG, USA (Ret)
The Honorable Ed Royce
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

Schedule of Events

Please see below for a tentative schedule of events.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • 8 a.m.
  • Board of Regents Breakfast (members only)
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • 8 – 10 a.m.
  • Board of Regents Meeting (members only)
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Board of Trustees Meeting (members only)
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Defending Freedom Luncheon (by invitation only)
  • Trump International Hotel
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • 3 – 4 p.m.
  • White House Briefing (by invitation only)
  • 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

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • TFAS Open House and Brunch
  • TFAS Headquarters
  • 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC
  • RSVP to Jane Mack by Friday, Sept. 22 at 202-986-0384 or jmack@TFAS.org.

 

Questions?

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

Register Today!


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Toast, dine, dance and reminisce with us as we commemorate the past 50 years, and look ahead to sharing the benefits of a free society to the many generations to come!