The 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
The 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

The 73rd Annual
Alfred E. Smith Memorial
Foundation Dinner

The 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation
Thursday, October 18, 2017

For more than seventy years, luminous guest speakers have stepped from the world stage to honor
and entertain Annual Dinner audiences with their light humor and political savvy.

Tables and Ticket Information
Vice Chair $150,000
Tables seat ten and include listing in the program. Vice Chair Tables receive an invitation to the Cardinal’s reception for table host and 9 guests.
Benefactor $100,000
Tables seat ten and include listing in the program. Vice Chair Tables receive an invitation to the Cardinal’s reception for table host and 3 guests.
Sponsor $50,000
Tables seat ten and include listing in the program. Vice Chair Tables receive an invitation to the Cardinal’s reception for table host and 1 guest.
Patron $25,000
Tables seat ten and include listing in the program.

Individual Ticket $3,000
Limited number available.

The cost of the dinner is underwritten by the Board of Directors of The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. 100% of your gift goes directly to helping the neediest children in New York.



Please direct inquiries to: Maria Bautista | Phone 646.794.3315 | Fax 212.753.5980 | Email alsmithfoundation@archny.org




About the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

In the early years of the dinner’s existence, this event might have been the only time some of these candidates would share a dais during the entire campaign. By 1960 the Al Smith dinner had truly reached its zenith as “a ritual of American politics,” in the words of Theodore H. White. Many past dinners have generated front-page news items as a result of the program, i.e. joint appearances of opposing presidential nominees.

 

Today the dinner remains a true phenomenon — a living memorial to an uncommon public figure, best known as the first Roman Catholic presidential candidate, who died more than six decades ago. Doubtless the dinner’s honoree would be deeply gratified that he is being remembered each year in this fashion. He would be even more gratified to know that the dinner commemorating him and his unique role in American politics has contributed millions of dollars for charitable endeavors in the city he loved so much.

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner 2008, full video




Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Happy Warrior Award and Dinner Speakers