Thursday, May 6, 2021 ★ 7 pm CST
JOIN US VIRTUALLY FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL EVENT SUPPORTING TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND LEGACY
Celebrating the 137th Birthday of President Harry S. Truman
HONORARY CO-CHAIRS ★ BOB SPEAKS AND BRAD SPEAKS
EVENT CHAIRS ★ MELANIE AND JIM RINE
Are you Wild About Harry? Join us for the premier event benefiting Harry Truman’s presidential library and legacy. The 22nd Annual WILD ABOUT HARRY celebration will feature author and news anchor Chris Wallace, along with the 2021 Legacy of Leadership Honoree, Ambassador Samantha J. Power, recently nominated by President Biden to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development.
We have curated an incredible array of benefits for a coast-to-coast celebration honoring President Truman’s 137th birthday.
Sponsor benefits include a private dining room with personal attendants at the Muehlebach Hotel, dinner and bar service, virtual VIP access to special guests, and post-event VIP access to the all-new presidential museum opening this year at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
Now in its 22nd year, Wild About Harry has raised more than $6.5 million in support of nationally-acclaimed education and outreach programs that foster civic learning and engagement. Proceeds benefit the Truman Library Institute’s mission to advance the legacy of America’s 33rd President.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ★ CHRIS WALLACE
The anchor for this WILD celebration is renowned journalist and political commentator Chris Wallace. The host of FOX News Sunday, Chris has established himself as a battled-tested media presence, an incisive, thoughtful interviewer, and a venerable authority on presidential history and election politics. In fact, his interview of Russian President, Vladimir Putin received a 2019 Emmy nomination for Best Live Interview. Over Chris’s decades-long journalism career, he reported from the ABC News desk as a senior correspondent for Primetime and 20/20, and as an anchor on the longest running show on television, NBC News’ Meet the Press. The author of the best-seller, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, Chris has won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmys, the Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award. In 2016, Chris earned praise from fellow journalists and political operatives on both sides of the aisle for his sterling performance moderating the final presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. His latest book, COUNTDOWN, dives into a period of time during WWII between President Roosevelt’s death and the dropping of the Atomic Bomb (June 2020). With substance, fairness and gravitas, Chris captivates with seasoned insights on current events and political affairs, including the evolving role of the media and influence of technology on the presidency, how America has changed since Harry Truman was our Commander-in-Chief.
HONOREE ★ SAMANTHA J. POWER
2021 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award
Called “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy” by Forbes when it named her one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” Samantha Power is recognized as a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. Power served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017 and on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights from 2009 to 2013. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is currently a Professor of Practice at the Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. Earlier this year, President Biden nominated Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development.