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News & Updates

Announcing the 75th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Virtual Event Update

October 1, 2020


Announcing the 75th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Speakers

September 30, 2020


Announcing the 75th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner as a Virtual Event with President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden

September 28, 2020


Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Awards $8 Million in COVID-19 Relief to Organizations Serving the Children of New York

June 23, 2020


New York Times: Alfred E. Smith IV, 68, M.C. of Catholic Charity Roast, Dies

November 25, 2019


The 74th Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Press Kit Released

October 17, 2019


General James Mattis Announced as Speaker at the 74th Annual Alfred E  Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

September 24, 2019


Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, to Serve as Speaker for the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

October 3, 2018


National Catholic Reporter: Al Smith dinner features House Speaker as keynoter, actress as emcee

October 23, 2017


New York Post: Al Smith dinner rakes in $3.4M for Catholic Charities

October 22, 2017


CBS New York: House Speaker Ryan Delivers Keynote For Al Smith Dinner

October 20, 2017


AOL News: Speaker Paul Ryan roasts President Trump at Al Smith Dinner

October 20, 2017


New York Daily News: House Speaker Paul Ryan makes fun of Trump during Speech at NYC gala

October 20, 2017


The 72nd Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Press Kit Released

October 19, 2017


Time: Paul Ryan’s Best Jokes About President Trump from the Al Smith Dinner

October 19, 2017


New York Times: At Al Smith Dinner, Paul Ryan’s Best Jokes Are Aimed at Trump

October 19, 2017


Keynote Speaker, House Speaker Ryan and Master of Ceremony, Patricia Heaton share their excitement leading up to the 2017 Dinner

October 12, 2017


House Speaker Paul Ryan to Serve as Keynote Speaker for the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

September 21, 2017


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Announced as Speakers for the 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

September 27, 2016


Charlie Rose Brings Laughs to Al Smith Dinner

CBS News

October 2, 2014


At Al Smith Dinner, Colbert Doesn’t Spare Politicians

The New York Times

October 18, 2013


A Night of Laughs Amid a Bitter Run for President

The New York Times

October 17, 2012


Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Al Smith Foundation Pledge One Million Dollars to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Irish Central

October 13, 2012


Donor of the Day: Dinner Is Family Tradition

The Wall Street Journal

October 18, 2010


Deconstructed | On The Dais

The New York Times

October 16, 2009

Video Highlights

75th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Virtual Event

75th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
Virtual Event


Frontline Workers Appreciation

Frontline Workers Appreciation


Presidential Legacy

Presidential Legacy


National Anthem 2020 with Nadine Sierra

National Anthem 2020 with Nadine Sierra


Alfred E. Smith: A Legacy of Empowerment

Alfred E. Smith: A Legacy of Empowerment


Alfred E. Smith: The Man Behind the Dinner

Alfred E. Smith: A Legacy of Empowerment


Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner: Fifty Years and Counting, full video