WILD ABOUT HARRY! 20th Annual Fundraising Dinner


Featuring Madeleine K. Albright


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.”

The record-breaking 20th Annual Wild About Harry took place on May 2, 2019, and featured former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who was honored as the 2019 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.

Save the date for Wild About Harry 2020: April 23, 2020.

Honoring Madeleine K. Albright

The Truman Library Institute’s Board of Directors was 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).

2019 Event Photos