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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 28 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 Thursday, April 19 at the University Club of Chicago, for a luncheon and a special keynote address by Rev. Sirico. Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor our Chicago Luncheon.

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
  • recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on Acton’s website

For more information or to reserve your table, email Nick Porter or call 616.454.3080.

Thank You Chicago Luncheon Sponsors

Jim Healy & Tom Lupinacci
John & Lisa Iberle
Warren & Amy James
Primerica - Scooter Jenkins, Independent Representative

Wagenmaker & Oberly
Richard & Eileen Weicher

Rev. Robert Sirico
Rev. Robert Sirico
Acton Institute

President and Co-Founder

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 popular 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

Start Date

End Date


University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
United States


11:30am Registration Opens

12:00pm Luncheon and Program Begins

The University Club of Chicago maintains a strict business attire dress code. Jacket and tie are required for all men. No jeans or athletic footwear allowed.


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

$50 Individual Ticket

$25 Student Ticket


Directions & Parking

Valet parking is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Self parking is available at the following garages: Grant Park East Garage, located at Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue, Grant Park North Garage located at Madison Street and Michigan Avenue, and Grant Park South Garage located at Jackson Street and Michigan Avenue.

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