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And the first winner is…

Yankee’s turning 30 — and we’re ready to celebrate! Among the awards we will be presenting is:

The Cincinnatus Award – For an elected official who served with distinction then voluntarily surrendered his office and the accompanying perks of power.

And the winner is . . . Sen. Jason Welch!

Join us at Yankee’s 30th anniversary lunch on Thursday, Oct. 9. Reserve your seat here.

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Celebrate Yankee’s Thirtieth Anniversary

Yankee is turning 30! Please join us for lunch as we commemorate three decades of improving lives through freedom and opportunity. We’ll be honoring a few individuals as “Yankee Champions of Freedom” for their extraordinary contributions to our state.

Special guest Dan Lovallo will be joining us to host this event to benefit Yankee’s ongoing efforts.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 11:30 am
The Hartford Club | 46 Prospect Street

Tickets are $80 per person and $700 per table. Click here to save your place today!

Contact Jessica@YankeeInstitute.org or (860) 282-0722 with any questions.

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Milton Friedman Legacy Day

Milton Friedman would have turned 101 years old this year. In celebration of this anniversary, please join the Yankee Institute in honoring Milton’s legacy! We’ll be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, July 31 at the Town and County Club in Hartford.

Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute will join us to discuss financial transparency and school choice. He will explain which states are transparent about their public school spending and discuss scholarship tax credit programs nationwide and why Connecticut should adopt one.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. This event is free but please reserve your spot by clicking here by July 24.

All questions should be directed to Jessica at Jessica@yankeeinstitute.org or (860) 282-0722.

UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed!

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Yankee Luncheon: Brad Lips

Join us for lunch on Thursday, May 2, 2013 with Brad Lips of the Atlas Network at the Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street, Hartford.

The Atlas Network is a DC-based organization that provides services to more than 400 free-market organizations in 90 countries. Brad Lips, CEO of Atlas, will be joining us to discuss the organization’s worldwide work to promote freedom.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $30 per person and include free parking. Click here or use the ticket box below to save your seat!

*This event is sponsored by Thomas D. Lips in honor of Brad Lips and the Atlas Network for their dedication to promoting free enterprises throughout the world.*

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Yankee Luncheon: Amity Shlaes

Join us for lunch on Thursday, March 28, 2013, with author Amity Shlaes at the Stamford Sheraton.

Amity’s newly published book, Coolidge, delivers a provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership.

**Please note: the Stamford Sheraton is now at 700 East Main Street, Stamford.  Use this address for directions and maps.**

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $30 per person and include free parking. Lunch and book tickets are $55.

Click here or use the ticket box below to save your spot now!

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Yankee Luncheon: Melanie Kirkpatrick

Join us for lunch on Monday, January 7, 2013, with author Melanie Kirkpatrick at the Stamford Sheraton.

Kirkpatrick’s newly published book, Escape from North Korea, uncovers a secret route known as the new underground railroad It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries.

**Please note: the Stamford Sheraton is now at 700 East Main Street, Stamford.  Use this address for directions and maps.**

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $30 per person and include free parking. Lunch and book tickets are $50.

Click here or use the ticket box below to save your spot now!

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Celebrate Milton Friedman’s 100th Birthday!

Milton Friedman would have turned 100 years old this year. In honor of his life and legacy, please join us for an event in his honor.  Over lunch, we’ll hear from Michael Q. McShane, an education research fellow with the American Enterprise Institute. He will be discussing school choice and education reform.

The event will take place on Tuesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. in the Town and County Club at 22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT. The Club offers free parking in the lot behind the building. Click here for directions.

This event is free, but please register in advance by clicking here or by contacting Jessica at jessica@yankeeinstitute.org or (860) 282-0722.

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Lunch with Arthur Brooks

Join us for lunch at on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, with Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, at the Stamford Sheraton.

Arthur will be discussing his latest book, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise. By appealing to the writings of the Founders, social science research, and public opinion data, Arthur demonstrates that free enterprise embodies the American notions of fairness and service—and allows each individual to live a flourishing and prosperous life.

**Please note: the Stamford Sheraton is now at 700 East Main Street, Stamford.  Use this address for directions and maps.** Click here for directions.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $20 per person and include free parking. Lunch and book tickets are $40.

Click here to register today or use the ticket box below.

All questions should be directed to Jessica at (860) 282-0722 or jessica@yankeeinstitute.org.

About Arthur
Arthur Brooks is president of AEI. Until 2009, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. He is the author of ten books and many articles on topics ranging from the economics of the arts to applied mathematics.  Before pursuing his work in public policy, Arthur spent twelve years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles.

Learn more about Arthur and his latest book by clicking here.

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Brunch with Morning Joe

Normally you’d have to get up at the crack of dawn to see MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.  But not on Saturday, May 5, 2012!  Join us at the Stamford Sheraton for photos and brunch with the host of MorningJoe.

**Please note: the Stamford Sheraton is at 700 East Main Street, Stamford – it was previously on Summer Street. Use the address above for directions and maps.** Click here for directions.

The photo op will begin at 10 a.m. and tickets are $250 per individual or couple – this ticket option includes brunch as well. Guests who select the photo op do not need to also purchase brunch tickets. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Yankee Institute.  A 8×10 print will be mailed to guests after the event.

The general brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. and tickets are $40 per person.

All questions should be directed to Jessica at (860) 282-0722 or jessica@yankeeinstitute.org.

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About Joe
Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. In April 2011, Scarborough was named to the prestigious “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people. Along with co-host Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe features interviews with top newsmakers and analysis of the day’s biggest stories.

Previously, Joe hosted Scarborough Country on MSNBC, a primetime news show the San Francisco Chronicle called “must-see TV.”

In addition to his career in television Scarborough is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise,” a book that draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country.

Prior to his career in television, Joe was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper The Florida Sun.

Joe served as a member of Congress from 1994-2001. While in office, he was a member of the
Judiciary, Armed Services, Oversight and National Security committees.

His 2004 book Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and US economy due to his party’s reckless spending.

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