“Frankly [Acton’s Toward a Free and Virtuous Society conference] was one of the most formative and engaging experiences of my young life. Young people from different backgrounds and walks of life…came there to be immersed in a weekend of the highest intellectual tradition that was also faith-filled and fun… It launched me, I feel, on the journey that I’m currently on.”
So said Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry at our 22nd annual dinner, held last October in Grand Rapids. For that occasion more than 700 of our supporters, near and far, came together to celebrate our mission and spend an evening with bestselling author and public intellectual Eric Metaxas.
Such accounts are both gratifying and inspiring, and for this success we thank you. As we dive into a new year of bustling activity at the Acton Institute, we are reminded of our indebtedness to those who have supported our work over the years, helping us to grow into the educational powerhouse we are today.
As you may recall, our organizational growth has been so strong, and the demand for our work so high, that we have purchased and are almost finished renovating a historical building in downtown Grand Rapids. Early this year we will relocate to our new space, where we will have 20,000+ square feet at our disposal including a high-tech auditorium, television studio, media production suite, and large research library. We look forward to reporting more on this exciting development—and the myriad opportunities it makes possible—when we report later this year.
In the enclosed Founders’ Report, you’ll learn of the success we’ve met over the last several months: robust conferences, significant publications, high-impact DVD products, and more. At the end of the day, however, this vital, culture-shaping work would not have occurred without your support. Please accept our deepest gratitude.
Very truly yours,
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