Ayn Rand Institute Gala

September 25, 2019 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Apella, 450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016

Available for Purchase


Spend an evening in New York City

at the 2019 11th-Annual


Join us on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 for ARI's Gala in New York City.

Enjoy a special discussion featuring John Allison, Yaron Brook and Dave Rubin addressing the question:

"Why do businessmen support those institutions that seek to destroy them?"

The evening will include live and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting ARI's educational programs.

We look forward to seeing you for an inspiring, thought-provoking evening.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM


450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10016

6:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM Dinner, Program and Auction
9:00 PM Dessert and Silent Auction

Note: business attire, please.


John Allison

John Allison
Mr. Allison is an Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest University School of Business. He is the retired president and CEO of the Cato Institute and was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation. During Allison's tenure as CEO from 1989 to 2008, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets.



Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook
Dr. Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is co-author of In Pursuit of Wealth (2017), of Equal Is Unfair (2016) and of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution (2012). He is the host of The Yaron Brook Show on BlogTalk Radio.



Binh Dang

Binh Dang
Mr. Dang left Vietnam in 1981 as a boat refugee and obtained asylum in the United States. He graduated from UC Irvine with a BS in computer science in 1997 and co-founded MeridianLink in 1999. MeridianLink is a software company creating software for banks, credit unions and mortgage companies.




Ken Moelis
Mr. Moelis is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base. Mr. Moelis has over 30 years of investment banking experience.



Binh Dang

Dave Rubin
Dave Rubin is a talk show host, comedian, and TV personality. He is the host of The Rubin Report, a talk show about big ideas and free speech. Dave has been heralded for his politically incorrect and honest approach to discussing complex issues and current events focusing on politics, religion and the media.



Tal Tsfany

Tal Tsfany
Mr. Tsfany is the CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute. Prior to this, he was an entrepreneur, investor and executive in the software world in Israel and the United States. He is a co-founder of the Ayn Rand Center Israel and has published a young adult book titled Sophie.


We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors.

Atlas Sponsors

The Asness Family Foundation

The Board of Directors at the Ayn Rand Institute

Gold Sponsors

Dmitry Balyasny, Balyasny Asset Management, LP

Eric Brooks

Jim Brown and Kathy Justice

Evan Picoult

Silver Sponsors

Schwarzbein Graham Family Foundation

Andrew Layman and Linda Mann

Bradley I. Meier




The Ayn Rand Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Santa Ana, California,
works to introduce young people to Ayn Rand's novels, to support scholarship and research based
on her ideas, and to promote the principles of reason, rational self-interest, individual rights and
laissez-faire capitalism to the widest possible audience. The Institute is named for novelist-philosopher
Ayn Rand (1905-1982), who is best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

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Apella, 450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016

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