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2017 Houston 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 Sirico, co-founder and president of Acton Institute, and other supporters and friends of Acton on Tuesday, October 3 at the St. Regis Houston Hotel, for lunch and a special keynote address. Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor our Houston Luncheon.

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.

Event Details

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St. Regis Houston Hotel
1919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
United States


11:30am Registration Opens

12:00pm Luncheon and Program Begins


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

$50 Individual Ticket

$25 Student Ticket

Thank You to our Houston Luncheon Sponsors

Ronald P. Cuenod
John & Carol Kafka

Thomas Maj
Wiley Mossy
Joann & Jeff Pantages
Joe & Marianne Quoyeser
Scanlan Foundation

Strake Foundation
Western Academy

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



Valet and self parking are available on-site.


From San Antonio (West)

  • Take Interstate 10 East to Interstate 610 South.
  • Exit at San Felipe and turn left under the freeway.
  • Turn left onto Briar Oaks Lane, which is the 3rd light. The hotel is on the right.

From Beaumont (East)

  • Take Interstate 10 West to West I-610 Loop South.
  • Continue 2 exits and exit on San Felipe via the ramp to the right.
  • Turn left on San Felipe Road under the I-610 Loop South Overpass.
  • Turn left on Briar Oaks Lane at the 3rd light, and the hotel is on the right.

From Dallas (North)

  • Take Interstate 45 South to Interstate 610 West. I-610 West becomes I-610 South.
  • Exit on San Felipe and turn left under the freeway.
  • Turn left on Briar Oaks Lane (3rd light) and the hotel is on the right.

From Galveston (South)

  • Take Interstate 45 North to Highway 59 South (Victoria).
  • Take 59 South to 610 North.
  • Exit at San Felipe and turn right.
  • Turn left on Briak Oaks Lane, which is the 2nd traffic light. The hotel is on the right.


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