April 12, 2003
The Goldwater Institute's 15th Anniversary Gala was a black tie celebration featuring dinner, dancing and entertainment at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The Gala was held Saturday, April 12, 2003. Cocktails began at six o'clock. Dinner and awards program began at seven o'clock, followed by cocktails and dancing.
Best-selling author and political satirist Christopher Buckley has been called "one of the wittiest-and most fearless-men of our day." His inimitable style is marked by a savvy understanding of the truth behind the headlines and a perceptive humor that holds no target sacred. He is the author of six bestsellers, including Thank You for Smoking and his latest, No Way to Treat a First Lady.
Goldwater Award Recipient:
Dr. José Piñera
President, International Center for Pension Reform
Dr. José Piñera pioneered the modern pension reform movement. As Chile's secretary of labor and social security, he was the architect of that country's successful conversion from government pensions to privately held retirement accounts. Piñera has advised several governments on the establishment of privatized pension systems, increasing freedom and prosperity for millions across the globe. Click here to read a recent op-ed by Dr. Piñera.
Kolbe Award for Excellence in Journalism Recipient:
Wall Street Journal Editor Emeritus
Hailed by many as the most influential journalist of our time, Bob Bartley recently completed more than 30 years of service as editor of the Wall Street Journal. He is personally credited with establishing the Journal as the authoritative voice for supply-side economics and free market principles and, in doing so, shaping public policy in America and around the world.