By Sutherland Institute
Published on September 19, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Sutherland Institute is pleased to announce that Arthur Brooks will keynote its annual gala. Brooks, in his final year as American Enterprise Institute president, will be joined that evening by singer/songwriter Loren Allred, the voice behind the hit song “Never Enough” from the motion picture The Greatest Showman.

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Grand America Hotel as we present the Sutherland New Birth of Freedom award to three Americans whose lives serve to preserve and promote freedom. Recipients for 2018 are Maj. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard; Tracie Sharp, president and CEO of the State Policy Network; and Greg Miller, NBA Governor, Board of Directors, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.

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“In the rich tradition of the Sutherland Annual Gala, we look forward to gathering and celebrating three great honorees,” said Rick Larsen, Sutherland CEO. “The 2018 New Birth of Freedom recipients are deserving, and each award presentation will be awe-inspiring. We are grateful to supportive sponsors, and too many leaders, presenters and elected officials to name, for making this event possible. Last but certainly not least, thank you to Arthur Brooks for making time to join his many friends and admirers in Utah in his final year at AEI. We look forward to this memorable evening.”

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to share AEI’s message with friends gathered in Utah next month to celebrate the Sutherland Institute’s annual gala,” Brooks said.

Attendees will be presented with Sutherland Institute’s newest publication, The Sun Is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not, written by nationally renowned pollster Scott Rasmussen, who will also be in attendance and will share brief remarks regarding societal trends and opinions going into the November midterms and beyond.

The purpose of this release is to inform members of the press about event details, including media access and availability (both before and during the event), and encourage members of the public who are interested in attending to contact Candice Pierucci.

  *Media access to this event requires an RSVP*
This event is open to members of the media who RSVP in advance. Space is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To preserve the integrity of the evening, interviews will not be permitted during the dinner or program, but recordings are welcome. To speak with one of the attending guests, honorees or speakers, interview times will be made available prior to the event. These interviews can be scheduled with Kelsey Witt, communications director.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. MDT
*A reception will begin at 6 p.m., prior to the dinner*

WHERE: Grand Ballroom, Grand America Hotel, 555 Main St., Salt Lake City


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