Presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville Awards
Spring 2017


Tickets Reservations Coming Soon
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Join with us for an elegant Gala and enlightening Policy Symposium to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions. At our Gala for the Future, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith and other leading innovators for the future. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies. Gala attendees may also join with us the next morning for our Symposium on the Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity, featuring top economists, and help chart initiatives to ensure a future of prosperity and liberty.

Master of Ceremonies
P. J. O’RourkeP.J. O'Rourke, a Founding Member of the Independent Institute’s Board of Advisors, is America’s leading political humorist and the best-selling author of 16 books on subjects as diverse as politics and cars and etiquette and economics. After graduating from Miami University of Ohio and attending the graduate program at Johns Hopkins University, O’Rourke began his career of skewering both the left and the right on the ends of his razor-sharp one-liners.

A regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and a member of the editorial board for World Affairs, O’Rourke is the former editor-in-chief of The National Lampoon and a popular contributor to a host of publications, as well as Foreign Affairs Desk Chief for Rolling Stone, and correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, during which he traveled to wars, riots, rebellions, and other "Holidays in Hell" in more than 40 countries.

Among his many best-selling books are the new Thrown Under the Omnibus, reviewed here in the Wall Street Journal; Republican Party Reptile; Holidays in Hell; Parliament of Whores; All the Trouble in the World; Eat the Rich; On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World; and The Baby Boom.


For further registration information, please contact us at:
gala@independent.org
(510) 632-1366

Independent Institute 30th Anniversary: Gala for the Future

Tickets

$1,000—VIP Ticket

  • Includes 1 Ticket to VIP Reception with Honorees, Preferred Dinner Seating, and Preferred Symposium Seating

Sponsorship Opportunities

$250,000—Gala and Symposium Sponsor

Prominent Tier 1 recognition in the following: Special thank you from the Gala and Symposium podiums, prominent event signage throughout, preferred placement on Event websites, special recognition in all Event communications and promotional materials and Social Media posts.

  • Recognition in all promotional materials, invitations to Dinner Committee Co-Chairs, Honorary Chairs, and Press Releases
  • Recognition on Invitation
  • Recognition on Exclusive Signage at Meet and Greet Reception
  • Recognition on Special Signage throughout all Receptions, Dinner, and Symposium
  • Recognition in Dinner and Symposium Programs and on Video Program
  • Commemorative Item or Acknowledgement included in Gift Bag
  • Two Seats at Head Table with Honorees
  • Two seats at head luncheon table at Symposium
  • One Gala Table with Priority Seating for 10
  • 10 Tickets to Exclusive Meet and Greet and Photos with Honorees
  • 10 Tickets to VIP Reception with Honorees
  • Preferred seating for 10 at Symposium
  • Invitation for 10 guests to all 2016 Independent Institute 30th Anniversary Receptions and Events

$100,000—Reception Sponsor

Prominent Tier 2 recognition in the following: Special acknowledgement from the podiums, prominent event signage throughout, featured post on Event websites and in Social Media posts, special recognition in all Event communications and promotional materials.

  • Recognition in Invitation
  • Recognition on Special Signage at VIP Reception, Main Reception, and Symposium
  • Recognition in Dinner and Symposium Programs and on Video Program
  • Commemorative Item or Acknowledgement included in Gift Bag
  • Two Seats at Head Table with Honorees
  • One Gala Table with Priority Seating for 10
  • 8 Tickets to Exclusive Meet and Greet and Photos with Honorees
  • 10 Tickets to VIP Reception with Honorees
  • Preferred seating for 10 at Symposium

$50,000—Diamond Sponsor

Prominent Tier 3 recognition in the following: Special acknowledgement from the podiums, featured post on Event websites and in Social Media posts, special recognition in all Event communications and promotional materials.

  • Recognition in Invitation
  • Recognition in Dinner Program
  • Recognition in Gift Bag
  • One Gala Table with Preferred Seating for 10
  • 4 Tickets to Exclusive Meet and Greet and Photos with Honorees
  • 10 Tickets to VIP Reception
  • Preferred seating for 10 at Symposium

$25,000—Platinum Sponsor

Prominent Tier 4 recognition in the following: Special mentions from the podiums, prominent event signage throughout, recognition on Event websites and in Social Media posts.

  • Recognition in Invitation
  • Recognition in Dinner Program
  • One Table with Preferred Seating for 10
  • 2 Tickets to Exclusive Meet and Greet and Photos with Honorees
  • 6 Tickets to VIP Reception
  • Preferred Seating for 10 at Symposium

$10,000—Gold Sponsor

Prominent Tier 5 recognition in the following: Special mentions from the podiums, prominent event signage throughout, recognition on Event websites and in Social Media posts.

  • Recognition in Invitation
  • Recognition in Dinner Program
  • One Table with Preferred Seating for 10
  • 4 Tickets to VIP Reception
  • Preferred seating for 10 for Symposium

Symposium on the Future

Sponsorship Opportunities

$15,000—Symposium Sponsor

Prominent Tier 5 recognition in the following: Special mentions from the podiums, prominent event signage throughout, and recognition on Event websites and in Social Media posts.

  • Recognition in all Invitations
  • Recognition in Gala and Symposium Programs
  • Recognition on Special Signage throughout all Symposium Events
  • One Gala Table with Preferred Seating for 10
  • 4 Tickets for VIP Reception
  • Preferred Seating for 10 at the Symposium
  • 2 Seats at Head Table with Featured Speakers for Symposium Lunch

$10,000—Breakfast Sponsor

Prominent Tier 5 recognition in the following: Prominent event signage throughout the room, and recognition on Event websites and in Social Media posts.

  • Recognition in Invitation
  • Recognition in Program
  • Recognition on Special Signage at Breakfast
  • 6 VIP Tickets for Gala and Symposium, including Preferred Dinner and Symposium Seating

$5,000—Coffee Break Sponsor

Prominent Tier 6 recognition in the following: Prominent event signage throughout the room

  • Recognition in Invitation
  • Recognition in Program
  • Recognition on Special Signage at Coffee Break
  • 2 VIP Tickets to Gala including Preferred Dinner and Symposium Seating