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Since 1995, the International Republican Institute’s Freedom Award Celebration has honored individuals whose commitment to the advancement of democracy, freedom and human liberty has created opportunity for millions of people around the world. As IRI’s highest honor, the Freedom Award exemplifies the goals and accomplishments of strengthening democracy for a safer, more secure world.

Over the years, honorees have included luminaries such as President Ronald Reagan; President George H.W. Bush; President George W. Bush; Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and Burmese democracy leader; Natan Sharansky, former political prisoner and human rights activist; and former secretaries of state Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz and James A. Baker.

Posthumous awards have also been given to Pope John Paul II; The Honorable Sergio Vieira de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.

In 2020, IRI was honored to present the Freedom Award to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo for his dedication to defending democracy worldwide; to the people of Hong Kong for their bravery and commitment to democracy in the face of authoritarian oppression; and to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Maria Kolesnikova and Veronika Tsepkalo for forming a national movement that led to a democratic awakening in Belarus.

See previous Freedom Award Honorees here.

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Donor Levels
IRI Patron
$50,000 – Corporation/Foundation or Individual
  • Ten (10) Invitations to Freedom Award Presentation with VIP Reserved Seating
  • Ten (10) Invitations to Reception Celebration (following Awards)
  • Top Placement of Logo and/or Name during Awards and in printed program
  • Unlimited Invitations to join the Freedom Award Virtual Presentations
  • Invitation to IRI In‐person & Virtual events throughout the year
  • Membership in IRI’s Business Leadership Council with invitations to events throughout the year
IRI Benefactor
$25,000 - Corporation/Foundation or Individual
  • Six (6) Invitations to Freedom Award Presentation with VIP Reserved Seating
  • Six (6) Invitations to Reception Celebration (following Awards)
  • Prominent Placement of Logo and/or Name during Awards and in printed program
  • Ten (10) Invitations to join the Freedom Award Virtual Presentations
  • Invitation to IRI In‐person & Virtual events throughout the year
  • Membership in IRI’s Business Leadership Council with invitations to events throughout the year
IRI Sponsor
$10,000 - Corporation/Foundation or Individual
  • Four (4) Invitations to Freedom Award Presentation with Premiere Seating
  • Four (4) Invitations to Reception Celebration (following Awards)
  • Logo and/or Name shown during Awards and in printed program
  • Six (6) Invitations to join the Freedom Award Virtual Presentations
  • Invitation to IRI In-person & Virtual events throughout the year
IRI Supporter
$5,000 - Corporation/Foundation or Individual
  • Two (2) Invitations to Freedom Award Presentation & Program
  • Two (2) Invitations to Reception Celebration (following Awards)
  • Logo and/or Name shown during Awards and in printed program
  • Four (4) Invitations to join the Freedom Award Virtual Presentations
IRI Friend
$1,000 - Individual (Suggested Contribution)
  • One (1) Invitation to join the Freedom Award Presentation, Program & Reception
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IRI is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. Federal tax ID number: 52-1340267

For more information, please contact Amy Bradley or Magda Patrick at (703) 549-5090
Amy@BradleyPatrickGroup.com or Magda@BradleyPatrickGroup.com