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The Acton Institute’s 2021 Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with celebrating our work to promote a free and virtuous society, this year’s annual dinner will be extra special.

We ask you to join us to celebrate Acton’s co-founders as

Rev. Robert A. Sirico

moves into his new emeritus role and

Kris Alan Mauren

becomes president of Acton.

Surrounded by friends and supporters of the Institute, the evening will highlight Rev. Sirico’s many accomplishments and his fruitful career.
Additionally, in his last annual dinner as Acton president, Sirico will give a very special address as our keynote speaker for the evening.

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Robert A. Sirico
Rev. Robert A. Sirico
Acton Institute

President & 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 most 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.

Our Sponsors

Lord Acton Circle Sponsors

  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Autocam Medical
  • The Bahnsen Group
  • Born Clinic
  • Bursch Law PLLC
  • Mark & Mark Campbell
  • Chase Foundation of Virginia
  • Capital Formation Counselors, Inc.
  • Dick & Betsy DeVos
  • Donors Trust
  • Foundation for Harmony & Prosperity
  • Leslie Graves & Eric O'Keefe
  • J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
  • David & Debra Humphreys
  • John & Lisa Iberle
  • Iron Light
  • Paul & Jacki Kleinheksel
  • Charles Koch Institute
  • Dave & Cindy Kraai
  • Lisa & Mike Mervenne
  • David & Tessa Milroy
  • Ken & Edie Muraski
  • John Henry Newman Institute
  • Northwood Group
  • NPF Investment Advisors
  • Ottawa Avenue Private Capital
  • Susan Roberts
  • Arvin L. Tap & Memory of Pearl
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • Lewis & Norma Van Kuiken
  • Rev Foundation

Liberty Circle Sponsors

  • Ren & Elsa Prince Broekhuizen
  • Dr. Don & Sue Condit
  • Louise M. Davies Foundation
  • Doug & Maria DeVos
  • Drew, Cooper & Anding
  • Foundation for Economic Education
  • Foundation For Individual Liberty
  • Graphics Embossed Images
  • Hillsdale College
  • Holy Family Radio
  • Hope College
  • Macatawa Bank
  • Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • Metal Flow
  • MTM Recognition
  • National Review Institute
  • Jeff & Joann Pantages
  • Pathway Benefit Services
  • SOMOS Community Care
  • Stifel | PearlStreet Investment Management
  • Vellum Capital
  • VeraCruz Advisory

Event Details

Start Date


Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States


Registration and Receptions: 6:00 pm

Program and Dinner: 7:00 pm

Post-Dinner Reception will immediately follow the conclusion of the evening's formal program.


Lord Acton Circle Sponsor at $7,500 includes:

  • VIP seating for you and your table of guests. Ten (10) total seats included.
  • Recognition of you or your company in our program, Acton's website, marketing and at the event.
  • Two (2) tickets to a private, pre-dinner cocktail reception with Rev. Robert Sirico.
  • Invitation to receptions before and after the dinner for your guests. 

Liberty Circle Sponsor at $3,500 includes:

  • Premier seating for you and your table of guests. Ten (10) total seats included.
  • Recognition of you or your company in our program, Acton's website, marketing and at the event.
  • Invitation to receptions before and after the dinner for you and your guests.

Individual Dinner Seat at $175 includes:

  • Includes one seat, invitation to receptions before and after the dinner

Dress code is black-tie preferred.


Hotel Information
Courtesy hotel blocks have been set up at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Rooms will be held on a first-come basis until October 18. More details are available at

For questions, please email us at [email protected] or call (616) 454-3080.

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