2019 WILD ABOUT HARRY
May 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. | Marriott-Muehlebach Hotel, 1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri
Featuring Madeleine K. Albright
SUSAN AND TUCK SPAULDING ★ HONORARY CHAIRS
MADELEINE McDONOUGH AND CYD SLAYTON ★ EVENT CHAIRS
Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute’s premier signature event and annual fundraising dinner benefiting the presidential library and celebrating the legacy of Harry S. Truman. Now in its 20th year, Wild About Harry has raised more than $6 million in support of nationally-acclaimed education and outreach programs that foster civic learning and engagement in the next “greatest generation.”
This year’s event will feature former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who will be honored as the 2019 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.
Wild About Harry table host and sponsorship packages are now available and start at $1,000; individual event tickets cost $200. This popular event has sold out in recent years, so make plans to purchase your ticket when they go on sale March 7. Truman Library Institute members have early access to tickets starting March 1.
To learn more, contact Kim Rausch, Director of Development, at 816.400.1214 or Kim.Rausch@TrumanLibraryInstitute.org.
20th Annual Wild About Harry
The highly-anticipated 20th annual Wild About Harry will include the presentation of the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award and keynote address by Madeleine K. Albright. At the conclusion of the evening, the event’s steering committee will raffle off the pin Madeleine Albright is wearing. A book sale and signing will follow.
*Raffle tickets are only be available for purchase that night; must be present to win.
Honoring Madeleine K. Albright
The Truman Library Institute’s Board of Directors is pleased to present Madeleine K. Albright with the 2019 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award in recognition of her distinguished record of service to our nation and its democratic ideals as well as her foreign policy efforts that embodied President Truman’s legacy of seeking peace through democracy.
Dr. Albright became the 64th Secretary of State in 1997, the first female Secretary of State in the U.S. and, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Dr. Albright also served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. She currently serves as Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She is also Chair of Albright Stoneridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Dr. Albright’s latest book, Fascism: A Warning, debuted #1 on the New York Times bestseller list last year. She is also author of five other New York Times bestselling books her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir (2003); The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006); Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership (2008); Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009); and Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012).