Gala for Liberty/Independent Institute

Dear Bruce,

Please make plans now to join with us for The Independent Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala and Dinner. Honorees Lech WalesaMario Vargas Llosa, and Robert Higgs will be presented with the Alexis de Tocqueville Award in recognition of their exceptional contributions to humanity in advancing the ideas and ideals of individual liberty, entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, civic virtue, and the rule of law.

25th Anniversary Dinner
Presentation of The Alexis de Tocqueville Awards

Lech Walesa
Lech Walesa
Mario Vargas Llosa
Mario Vargas Llosa
Robert Higgs
Robert Higgs
First President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and human rights activist. Cofounded Solidarity, the Soviet bloc’s first trade union. Recipient of the 2010 Nobel Price in Literature and world-acclaimed novelist, politician, journalist, and essayist. Economist and historian renowned for having pioneered an entire new understanding of individual liberty, economic welfare, and the nature of government power.

Robert W. Alspaugh
Former Chief Executive Officer

William K. Bowes, Jr.
Founding Partner, U.S. Venture Partners

John M. Bryan
Managing Partner, Bryan Partners

Charles Crocker III
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Crocker Capital, Inc.

Timothy C. Draper
Founder and Managing Director,
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Associates

Robert W. Galvin
Chairman Emeritus, Motorola, Inc.

Philip Hudner
Of Counsel, Botto Law Group LLP

John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D.
President and Chairman,
John Templeton Foundation

Sir Richard C.N. Branson
Founder and Chairman, Virgin Group Ltd.;
Chair, The Elders Foundation

Ronald H. Coase
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences;
Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics,
University of Chicago Law School

Robert A. Conquest, CMG, OBE
Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Freeman J. Dyson
Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton Univ.; Templeton Prize Laureate

Carly S. Fiorina
Vice-Chair, NRSC; Chair, One Woman Initiative;
Former Chair & CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company

Andy A. Garcia
Founder and President, CineSon Productions;
Golden Globe and Academy Award Nominee

Jehan Al Sadat
Former First Lady of Egypt

Thaddeus N. Taube
Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland;
Founder, Taube Center for Jewish Studies,
Stanford University

Desmond M. Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate;
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa

Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate;
Chairman, Yunus Centre;
Founder, Grameen Bank

Please click for full list

• Mary Cunningham Agee
• Thomas E. Bailard
• Emily J. G. Bonavia
• Professor Donald J. Boudreaux 
• Professor Julio Harold Cole 
• Gilbert I. Collins 
• Edward J. and Nancy R. Connor 
• Honorable John D. Dingell 
• Charles R. Disque, Esq. 
• Susan Solinsky Duryea and Paul Duryea 
• Professor Price V. Fishback 
• Robert W. Garthwait, Sr. 
• Ann E. Garvey 
• John Hagel III, Esq. 
• Gregory J. Hampton, Esq. 
• Sally and Fred Harris
• Suzanne L. Haynes and Robert Erving
• Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC 
• Paul J. Hill 
• Kimberly and Ray Hines 
• William D. Hoagland 
• Amy Wender Hoch and John Hoch 
• Peter A. and Jeanine Howley 
• Harry P. Hutchens 
• Professor Michael C. Jensen 
• Charles B. Johnson 
• Eric L. Johnson 
• Franklin P. Johnson, Jr. 
• Michael L. and Lindy Keiser 
• Harold R. Kellman
• Michael and Letitia Kim
• John G. Lilienthal
• Wade Loo
• Charles F. Lowrey
• Stephen T. McClellan
• Mary K. McEachron, J.D.
• Dr. Thomas Gale Moore
• Dr. Colin Murdoch
• Dr. Steven W. O’Heron
• George H. Pfau, Jr.
• Dr. and Mrs. Gary G. Schlarbaum
• Julie G. Sheppard
• Hon. George P. and Charlotte M. Shultz
• John B. and Lucretia T. Sias
• Stephen A. and Dona H. Snow
• Isabella P. Speakman
• Lester D. Speyer
• W. Dieter Tede
• David J. and Mary L. G. Theroux
• R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
• Roland D. and Giti Underhill
• Lita Sam Vargas and Alan Gevins
• Betsy Vobach
• Sally von Behren
• Charles P. Waite
• Peter C. Wendell
• Diane B. Wilsey
• Carla and Christopher Zuber
When:15 November, 2011
Reception at 6:30
Dinner and Program at 7:30 p.m.
Where:The Ritz-Carlton
San Francisco, CA 94108
Map and Directions
Black Tie Optional

For further information please contact:
Sarah Tarvin, Development Manager
(510) 632-1366 x152 | Send Email
Tickets start at $350
VIP levels and sponsorship opportunities available.

Tax-deductible contributions for this historic event.

The Independent Institute is an award-winning, nonprofit, non-partisan, public policy research and educational organization. The Institute sponsors in-depth studies of major social and economic issues, and the results of this work are published as books and other publications and form the basis for numerous conferences and media programs. The Institute seeks to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

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