2017 LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award

Nov 08, 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
6:30 p.m.
National Archives
Washington, D.C.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, the LBJ Foundation will honor David M. Rubenstein with the 2017 LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Journalist and author Cokie Roberts will serve as the mistress of ceremonies.

David Rubenstein



Sponsorship Opportunities

Net proceeds from the award dinner will benefit The LBJ School Washington Center.

$100,000 - Legacy
Includes two VIP tables of 10 with two special guests at each table, back cover ad of the Dinner Journal, and verbal recognition at the event

$50,000 - Leader
Includes two VIP tables of 10 with one special guest at each table, inside back cover ad in the Dinner Journal, and recognition at the event

$25,000 - Host
Includes one VIP table of 10 and a full-page ad in the Dinner Journal

$10,000 - Advocate
Includes one table of 10 and a half page ad in the Dinner Journal

$5,000 - Patron
Includes five seats at the dinner and a quarter page ad in the Dinner Journal

$1,000 - Donor Ticket
Includes one seat at the dinner

Dinner Journal ad buys
Back cover - $10,000
Inside front cover - $7,000
Inside back cover - $5,000
Full page - $2,000
Half page - $1,000
Quarter page - $500

For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Amy Barbee at [email protected] or (512) 721-0265.



About the award
The LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award recognizes and honors those who carry on President Lyndon Baines Johnson's legacy and commitment to provide opportunity for all. Awarded by the LBJ Foundation, previous recipients have included Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, Representatives John Lewis and James Clyburn, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

About Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Co-founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $170 billion from 31 offices around the world. 

Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review.

From 1973-1975, he practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. From 1975-1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman).

Currently, Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Institute for Advanced Study; and President of the Economic Club of Washington.

He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Business Council, Harvard Global Advisory Council (Chairman), Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, and Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. 

He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution.

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