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ISI's Dinner for Western Civilization

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The Dinner for Western Civilization is ISI’s annual gala bringing together its top supporters and very best students from around the country to hear a significant keynote address and share in an evening of celebration, refreshment, and renewal.

Come join us in New York City on Thursday, October 26, 2017, as we honor the accomplishments of top student leaders, pay tribute to the greats of the American conservative movement, and renew our commitment to raising up a new generation of leaders grounded in the timeless truths of Western civilization.

Past Keynote Speakers

2016

Arthur Brooks
President of American Enterprise Institute

2015

Ben Sasse
United States Senator for Nebraska

2014

Peter Thiel
Cofounder of PayPal

2013

Donald Kagan
Historian and Author

2012

Mike Lee
United States Senator for Utah

2011

James Grant
Market commentator and historian

2010

Honorable Edwin Meese III
75th U.S. Attorney General

2009

Honorable Samuel A. Alito Jr.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice

2008

Joseph Epstein
Author

2007

Bernard Lewis
Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

2006

Honorable Clarence Thomas
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice

Sponsorship
Chairman’s Table — $25,000
  • Admission for eight to the VIP Host Committee Roundtable and Reception
  • Premium dinner table placement with seating for eight guests, plus two ISI student leaders
  • Prime acknowledgment as a Host Committee member in the dinner invitation, on ISI’s website, in the dinner program, and in The Canon magazine
  • Annual membership in ISI’s William F. Buckley Jr. Society
Platinum Table — $10,000
  • Admission for two to the VIP Host Committee Roundtable and Reception
  • Dinner table with seating for eight guests, plus two ISI student leaders
  • Acknowledgment as a Host Committee member in the dinner invitation, on ISI’s website, in the dinner program, and in The Canon magazine
  • Annual membership in ISI’s William F. Buckley Jr. Society
Gold Sponsor — $7,500
  • Dinner admission for six
  • Acknowledgment in the dinner program and The Canon magazine
  • Annual membership in ISI’s President's Club
Silver Sponsor — $5,000
  • Dinner admission for four
  • Acknowledgment in the dinner program and The Canon magazine
  • Annual membership in ISI’s President's Club
Bronze Sponsor — $2,500
  • Dinner admission for two
  • Acknowledgment in the dinner program and The Canon magazine
  • Annual membership in ISI’s President's Club
Student Sponsor — $1,000
  • Dinner seating and travel assistance for one ISI student
  • Acknowledgment in the dinner program and The Canon magazine
  • Annual membership in ISI’s President's Club
2016 Dinner Sponsors
Chairman’s Table
  • Dick and Pat Allen
  • Gilbert Collins
  • James and Diana Cusser
  • Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation
  • Thomas E. Lynch
  • George and Sally Mayer
  • Dennis J. and Rachel M. McGonigle
  • Joel and Diana Peterson
Platinum Table
  • Andrea and Michael Abraham
  • Linda Bean
  • Roberts and Allison Brokaw
  • T. Kenneth Cribb Jr.
  • Robert W. Ellis
  • Alan and Linda Englander
  • Edwin and Linda Feulner
  • Richard Gilder
  • Daniel Hales
  • Millie and Ralph Hallow
  • Lee and Allie Hanley
  • Robert and Patricia Herbold
  • Roger and Susan Hertog
  • Thomas D. Klingenstein
  • Mary Elizabeth Lewis
  • Lewis & Company Marketing Communications, Inc.
  • John and Sharon Loeb
  • Christopher and Sheila Long
  • Edwin and Ursula Meese
  • Robert Milligan
  • Alfred and Audrey Regnery
  • Roger and Susan Stone
 
Gold Sponsors
  • Bridgett and Steve Wagner
Silver Sponsors
  • Matthew Medearis
  • Streck, Inc.
Student Sponsors
  • Patricia Adkins
  • George B. and Diana Allen
  • Matthew Brach
  • Frank O. Bridwell
  • Jean B. Hall
  • Walter J. Johanson
  • Joe and Rhonda Johnston
  • Constance Ryan
Dinner Details
Schedule: Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 4:30 Host Committee Roundtable
  • 6:00 General Reception
  • 7:00 Dinner
Venue: The University Club of New York

The twelfth annual Dinner for Western Civilization will be held at the University Club of New York, located at 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved for ISI guests at the University Club of New York. To reserve a room, please call the Club’s Reservations Department at 212-572-3415 and mention the "Intercollegiate Studies Institute" to be included in ISI's room block at the special rate of $325 per night. Room reservations may also be requested by emailing the Club at frontoffice@universityclubny.org
*Room prices and availability are subject to change after October 9, 2017.

Questions?

If you have questions or special requests, please contact Claire Aguda at 302-524-6148 or caguda@isi.org.

 

 


 

2016 DeVos and Wells Student Leadership Awards
Richard and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Leadership Award

ISI recognizes exceptional undergraduate students with the Richard and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Leadership Award. The award honors longtime trustee Rich DeVos, who cofounded Amway and owns the Orlando Magic NBA franchise, and whose philanthropy has underwritten the membership and recruiting efforts of ISI through the DeVos Freedom Center. These award winners have inspired members of their campus communities.

Winners of the 2017 Richard and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Leadership Award will be announced at the Dinner for Western Civilization on October 26. Winners of the 2016 awards are pictured below.

Grayson Logue

Jacob Richards

Emily-Lynn Warren

Preston A. Wells Jr. Leadership Award

A devoted ISI supporter and longtime trustee, Preston A. Wells Jr. (1923–2003) served in the U.S. Marine Corps, fighting at Iwo Jima, and later cofounded the Las Olas Company of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Preston A. Wells Jr. Leadership Award honors students who have displayed exceptional dedication to sharing the ISI mission with others and who capture the entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual capacity, and patriotic fervor that defined Mr. Wells.

Winners of the 2017 Preston A. Wells Jr. Leadership Award will be announced at the Dinner for Western Civilization on October 26. Winners of the 2016 awards are pictured below.

Francis Lee

Christian Say

Zachariah Talley