FPRI Annual Dinner
The FPRI Annual Dinner is the organization's fundraising gala held each year at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia. Since 2005, on the occasion of FPRI's 50th anniversary and on the eve of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, the Annual Dinner has also included the presentation of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service. This award is given each year to the American whose service as a statesman, sage, or soldier best exemplifies the ideals of Benjamin Franklin and the United States. Recent honorees include Henry A. Kissinger, Gen. James Mattis, Robert D. Kaplan, Walter Russell Mead, and the late Fouad Ajami.
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