The 2020 Socrates Benefit Event

Ticket Type

Ticket Type
Price
Quantity
$15,000 Sponsor   $15,000.00
$10,000 Benefactor   $10,000.00
$5,000 Patron   $5,000.00
$2,000 Partner   $2,000.00
$1,000 Friend   $1,000.00

Event Details

* Those who donate before June 22 will have access to a selective seminar with veteran Socrates moderator Leigh Hafrey or Jose de. Areilza

The Socrates Virtual Benefit Event continues to support the Socrates Program for Emerging Leaders. We are delighted to honor Clare Muñana for guiding the Socrates Program in strengthening its relationships with Aspen Institute International Partners, which has led to a steady increase in Socrates Seminars around the globe, and to have Ben Smith, media columnist for The New York Times, in conversation with Aspen Digital Executive Director, Vivian Schiller. The evening’s chairs are Laura and Gary Lauder and Terri Broussard Williams and Lemuel Williams.

We invite you to support at one of the following levels: 

$15,000 Sponsor

  • Access to a private virtual Q&A with featured speaker Ben Smith and moderator Vivian Schiller
  • Invitation to a private lunch with Event Chairs Laura and Gary Lauder at a later date
  • Special recognition from Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield during program remarks
  • Recognition on donor slide featured during the event
  • (2) bottles of wine delivered to your home
  • (10) links to attend Socrates Virtual Benefit Event for you to share with family and friends 
  • Access to all 2020 Socrates Summer Virtual Event Experiences plus (2) digital seminars
  • Special recognition in the Aspen Institute Annual Report

  $10,000 Benefactor

  • Invitation to a private lunch with Event Chairs Laura and Gary Lauder at a later date
  • Special recognition from Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield during program remarks
  • Recognition on donor slide featured during the event
  • (2) bottles of wine delivered to your home
  • (5) links to attend Socrates Virtual Benefit Event for you to share with family and friends 
  • Access to all 2020 Socrates Summer Virtual Event Experiences plus (2) digital seminars
  • Special recognition in the Aspen Institute Annual Report

 $5,000 Patron

  • Recognition on donor slide featured during the event
  • (1) bottle of wine delivered to your home
  • (2) links to attend Socrates Virtual Benefit Event for you to share with family and friends 
  • Access to all 2020 Socrates Summer Virtual Event Experiences plus (2) digital seminars
  • Special recognition in the Aspen Institute Annual Report

$2,000 Partner

  • A gift at this level allows one Socrates participant to receive a full tuition scholarship to the Socrates Summer seminar
  • Recognition on donor slide featured during the event
  • (1) link to attend Socrates Virtual Benefit Event 
  • Access to all 2020 Socrates Summer Virtual Event Experiences plus (2) digital seminars
  • Special recognition in the Aspen Institute Annual Report

$1,000 Friend

  • (1) link to attend the Socrates Virtual Benefit Event
  • Access to all 2020 Socrates Summer Virtual Event Experiences plus (2) digital seminars
  • A link to register to the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program's new series: Conversations in Financial Security in Response to COVID-19: How to Triage, Recover, and Stabilize
  • Access to Aspen Ideas Now newsletter with weekly content and programming
  • Special recognition in the Aspen Institute Annual Report

If you have any questions or if you are unable to attend but would like to make a fully tax-deductible gift, please contact Dianna Shypailo at dianna.shypailo@aspeninstitute.org or (202) 736-3503.

To have your name included in the evening's virtual program, please notify us with your intention to support no later than June 22nd. 

As a special benefit to those who give at any level above before June 22nd, you will gain access to a digital seminar on leadership led by veteran Aspen Institute moderator and MIT Professor Leigh Hafrey or on power and influence led by José M. de Areilza, Secretary General of Aspen España and Professor at the ESADE Business School, Barcelona. Don’t miss this opportunity to join these Socrates favorites and begin limbering up your mind and your voice for a weekend of stimulating and challenging discussions!

Information about tax deductibility will be available at a later date. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

** Regarding COVID-19 impact on Institute events in the US **

We will host our Socrates Benefit Event virtually this year, as we are unable to safely host our guests in Aspen at this time. The health and safety of our staff and participants is our highest priority. As a non-profit organization, these events provide critical funding across the Aspen Institute. If you are unable to join us for this virtual event, we hope you will strongly consider continuing your support and make a fully tax-deductible gift. We are grateful the generosity of our valued supporters and look forward to when we can all gather physically in the future.