Gala - Encounter Books

Encounter Books invites you to celebrate
its Twentieth Anniversary with an evening gala honoring

Sir Roger Scruton

The Jeane Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom

Presented by

Dr. Larry P. Arnn

Rebekah Mercer

The Encounter Prize for Advancing American Ideals

Presented by

Victor Davis Hanson

Featuring remarks by

Roger Kimball and Richard Graber

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cocktail Reception: 6:30 P.M.
Dinner and Program: 7:30 P.M.

Black Tie

The Andrew Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20240


Tickets are no longer available for this event.

Twentieth Anniversary Gala Sponsors

Leadership Circle

Blavatnik Family Foundation,
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation,


Larry P. Arnn, The Honorable James L. Buckley, Edwin Feulner,
Richard and Barbara Gaby, Richard Graber, Michael W. Grebe,
Victor Davis Hanson, Virginia James, The Honorable Henry Kissinger,
James Piereson, Roger Ream, Dianne J. Sehler,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Saunders III, Paul Singer, Anonymous

Host Committee

Robert F. Agostinelli, Cliff & Laurel Asness, Considine Family Foundation,
The Federalist Society, The Foundation for Cultural Review,
Heather Higgins, Hoover Institution, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc.,
Douglas E. Schoen, The State Policy Network, Margaret Whitehead


Atlas Network, Charlie Copeland, Pat and Rachel English,
Alice E. Hanley, David Horowitz Freedom Center,
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Nina Rosenwald, Mary and Alex Ross,
William E. Simon, Jr., Young America’s Foundation

Sponsorship Information


For questions about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sam Schneider at [email protected] or call 212.871.6310.

For media inquiries, please contact Reitsma Mpindi at [email protected] or call 703.490.8845.

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Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis