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We invite you to join Acton’s co-founder and president Kris Alan Mauren on Tuesday, September 17, at the beautiful Duquesne Club for dinner and special address by Acton co-founder and president emeritus

Rev. Robert A. Sirico

 Please RSVP by Monday, September 16, 2024

Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor of our Pittsburgh Dinner.

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

Event sponsorship ($1000) benefits include:

  • reserved VIP seating for eight (8)
  • recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on the event website.
  • special sponsor gift 

To reserve your table, register online or email [email protected] or call 616.369.5716

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

President Emeritus and Co-Founder

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is president emeritus and the co-founder of the Acton Institute. In that capacity, he lectures at colleges, universities, and business organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review. Fr. Sirico is often called upon by members of the broadcast media for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern, and has provided commentary for CNN, ABC, the BBC, NPR, and CBS' 60 Minutes, among others.

Fr. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today's social problems. As a result of these concerns, Fr. Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990.

In April of 1999, Fr. Sirico was awarded an honorary doctorate in Christian Ethics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and in May of 2001, Universidad Francisco Marroquin awarded him an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pèlerin Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the Philadelphia Society, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Civic Institute in Prague. Father Sirico also served on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1994 to 1998. His pastoral ministry has included a chaplaincy to AIDS patients at the National Institutes of Health. He is the Pastor Emeritus of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Father Sirico holds dual Italian and American citizenship.

Event Details

Start Date

End Date


Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States


5:30 p.m. Registration Opens

6:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Keynote Address

9:00 p.m. Conclusion of Event

  • $1000 Event Sponsorship (8 seats) 
  • $100 Individual Ticket
  • $50 Student Tickets