The Heritage Foundation
announced Monday that Vice President Mike Pence will deliver the keynote
address at the first-ever Heritage Honors gala dinner Oct. 22.
Pence’s speech will be
part of the leading conservative think tank’s annual President’s Club Meeting,
which runs Oct. 21-23 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The event is
Heritage’s largest annual gathering of supporters, drawing hundreds of
attendees each year.
“We are delighted to
have the vice president at The Heritage Foundation President’s Club Meeting and
gala next month,” said Heritage President Kay Coles James. “There’s an
instinctual trust that conservatives have with Vice President Pence that’s been
built through nearly two decades of working together.”
Pence’s speech will be
his second to a Heritage audience in just about a month. Last week, he visited
Heritage for a Constitution Day address, focusing on America’s military, free
trade, foreign policy, and the federal judiciary.
“You know, The Heritage
Foundation is a flagship of freedom,” Pence told a standing-room-only crowd.
“Since its founding in 1973, Heritage has been advancing conservative public
policy based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government,
traditional values, and, from its very founding, focused on a strong national
defense. And now for nearly half a century, it’s undeniable The Heritage
Foundation has made a difference for America.”
At this year’s
President’s Club Meeting, the think tank will introduce a new black-tie gala
dinner called Heritage Honors. The event will include presentation of
Heritage’s highest honor, the Clare Boothe Luce Award, and feature an
announcement about a major new initiative to expand the reach of the
Other speakers at the
President’s Club Meeting will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Ken
Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; radio
talk-show host Sebastian Gorka; journalist and author Mollie Hemingway; and
Andrew McCarthy, senior fellow at National Review Institute.
This year, Heritage is
celebrating the 40th anniversary of President’s Club. It includes the think
tank’s top supporters, many of whom travel to Washington each fall for the
Attendance at this event is by invitation only. To learn more about how to register to attend, call 1-800-546-2843 or email [email protected].
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