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In the face of fiscal irresponsibility—soaring deficits, sweeping new healthcare regulations, and an uncontrollable national debt—the Acton Institute offers a fresh and unique perspective. For over 28 years, the Institute has worked to connect economic freedom, free enterprise, and entrepreneurship with a vibrant Judeo-Christian moral culture. Through a wide range of research publications, visual media, and educational conferences, Acton reaches millions each year with its trademark synthesis of faith and freedom. In addition to common demands for limited government and lower taxes, Acton believes that liberty is best preserved when man’s God-given dignity is recognized and respected. Only when our rights are rooted in something deeper—our intrinsic value as image-bearers of God—are they absolutely secure. Such a vision frees us from intrusive and utopian government initiatives, allowing us to produce wealth and share it with those most in need.

Please join Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of Acton Institute, and other supporters and friends of Acton on the evening of Tuesday, October 2 at the Duquesne Club in picturesque downtown Pittsburgh, for a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a special keynote address. Register now to save your spot at this popular event.

Sponsoring a table is a great way to secure your own seat at the dinner and introduce your friends and colleagues to Acton’s mission as well.

Table sponsorship benefits include:

  • reserved VIP seating for eight
  • a special gift for you and your guests
  • recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on Acton’s website

Reserve  your table today! For more information or to reserve your table, email Nick Porter or call 616.454.3080.

Thank You 2018 Pittsburgh Dinner Underwriters and Sponsors!

Allegheny Foundation
William G. Batchelder III
Brenda & Joe Calihan
Center for Leadership - Franciscan University
Dodge Jones Foundation
Federated Investors, Inc.
The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
North Catholic High School
St.  Paul Center
Dan & Kellie Peters
St. Vincent College
Trinity Energy Company

Rev. Robert Sirico
Acton Institute

President and Co-Founder

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico's contributions have been carried by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society's material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment. Rev. Sirico holds dual American and Italian citizenship.

Event Details

Start Date

End Date


Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States


6:00 pm Registration Opens; Cocktail Reception with Rev. Sirico and other guests

7:00 pm Dinner Program Begins

The Duquesne Club maintains a traditional attire dress code. No denim material or jeans allowed. Men are required to have a jacket and tie; ladies must be comparably attired.


$5,000 Underwriting Sponsorship (Table of 8 reserved VIP seats included)

$1,000 Event Sponsorship (Table of 8 reserved VIP seats)

$100 Individual Ticket


Directions & Parking

Valet parking is available Monday through Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and Saturday, between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Self parking is available at the Smithfield-Liberty Garage, the Mellon Square Garage and the Oliver Garage. For real-time parking information, please visit

Directions to the Duquesne Club