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2017 Pittsburgh Luncheon featuring Acton Institute president and co-founder, Rev. Robert Sirico

In the face of fiscal irresponsibility—soaring deficits, sweeping new healthcare regulations, and an uncontrollable national debt—the Acton Institute offers a fresh and unique perspective. For over 27 years, the Institute has worked to connect economic freedom, free enterprise, and entrepreneurship with a vibrant Judeo-Christian moral culture. Through a wide range of research publications, visual media, and educational conferences, Acton reaches millions each year with its trademark synthesis of faith and freedom. In addition to common demands for limited government and lower taxes, Acton believes that liberty is best preserved when man’s God-given dignity is recognized and respected. Only when our rights are rooted in something deeper—our intrinsic value as image-bearers of God—are they absolutely secure. Such a vision frees us from intrusive and utopian government initiatives, allowing us to produce wealth and share it with those most in need.

Please join Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of Acton Institute, and other supporters and friends of Acton on September 21 at the Duquesne Club, for lunch and a special keynote address. Register now to save your spot at this popular event.

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico's contributions have been carried by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society's material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment. Rev. Sirico holds dual American and Italian citizenship.

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Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States


11:30am Registration Opens

12:00pm Luncheon and Program Begins

The Duquesne Club maintains a traditional attire dress code. No denim material or jeans allowed. Men are required to have a jacket and tie; ladies must be comparably attired.


$600 Event Sponsorship (Table of 8 reserved VIP seats)

$50 Individual Ticket

$25 Student Ticket

Thank You to our Pittsburgh Luncheon Sponsors

Kenneth Brinzer
Brenda & Joe Calihan
Federated Investors, Inc.

Center for Leadership at Franciscan University
Mary Louise & Henry J. Gailliot
Medwig International Commerical Law LLC
Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation
St. Paul Center

Sponsoring a table is a great way to secure your own seat at the luncheon and introduce your friends and colleagues to Acton’s mission as well. Table sponsorship benefits include reserved VIP seating for eight, a special gift for you and your guests, and recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on Acton’s website. Please reserve your table today. For more information, contact Nick Porter at or call 616.454.3080


Directions & Parking

Valet parking is available Monday through Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and Saturday, between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Self parking is available at the Smithfield-Liberty Garage, the Mellon Square Garage and the Oliver Garage. For real-time parking information, please visit

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