Thursday, April 28, 2022

23rd ANNUAL EVENT SUPPORTING TRUMAN'S PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND LEGACY

FEATURING CIA DIRECTOR WILLIAM J. BURNS
AND AMERICAN JOURNALIST & AUTHOR JEFFREY FRANK

Kansas City Marriott Downtown | Muehlebach Tower, Imperial Ballroom
200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
7–9 p.m. CT  |  Attire: Business Cocktail (Undercover Accessories Optional)

HONORARY CHAIRS | Patrick Ottensmeyer and Deanne Porter
EVENT CHAIRS | David and Tamara Campbell

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for WILD ABOUT HARRY on Thursday, April 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. In a breathtaking victory, the 23rd annual benefit raised a record-breaking $764,968 for Harry S. Truman’s enduring legacy and presidential library.

Your next mission, should you choose to accept it:

Stay SAFE, Stay TRU and Stay WILD ABOUT HARRY!

Featured Guests

WILLIAM J. BURNS
Director, Central Intelligence Agency

2022 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Honoree

William J. Burns is an American diplomat, U.S. ambassador and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He previously served as the U.S. deputy secretary of state from 2011 to 2014. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a 33-year diplomatic career. From 2014 to 2021, he served as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  In January 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Burns to become the director of the CIA; he was unanimously confirmed and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 23, 2021.

Acceptance Remarks

JEFFREY FRANK
American Journalist and Best-selling Author

Keynote Address

Jeffrey Frank was a senior editor at The New Yorker, the deputy editor of The Washington Post’s Outlook section, and is the best-selling author of Ike and Dick. His forthcoming book, The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of An Ordinary Man, 1945-1953 (March 8, 2022) is the first full account of the Truman presidency in nearly 30 years. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Bookforum, and Vogue, among other publications.

WILD ABOUT HARRY

Now in its 23rd year, WILD ABOUT HARRY has raised nearly $9 million in support of nationally acclaimed education and outreach programs that foster civic learning and engagement.

In 2010, the Truman Library Institute inaugurated the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award, now an annual WILD event highlight. Together, the dinner and award ceremony provide invaluable support to the mission that mattered most to President Truman after leaving the White House – establishing his presidential library as a “Classroom for Democracy” where young people, especially, would be inspired and prepared to lead lives of purpose and service. Thank you for helping advance this vital cause through your support of WILD ABOUT HARRY.

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