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An Evening With Freedoms Foundation
Presented by the  H.D. Smith Foundation


Saturday, September 12, 2020
7:30 PM ET
Click Here to Register to Attend Virtually for Free


Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will be conducting its fifth annual An Evening with Freedoms Foundation presented by the H.D. Smith Foundation virtually on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Proceeds will support Freedoms Foundation’s educational programs for students and teachers that cultivate constitutional knowledge, civic responsibility and appreciation of the sacrifices made for freedom.  The event will begin at 7:30PM ET on the 12th and you can be part of the celebration.  The presentation of  the 2020 Distinguished Citizen Awardees is available for free.  Registration is required in advance and can be done simply by clicking here or in the heading above.

A major part of the evening will still feature the live auction.  The auction is currently available for preview and will go live for bidding on Saturday, September 5th at 9AM ET.  The auction will close at the conclusion of the online festivities.  To participate in our online auction click here for details.

By joining an Evening with Freedoms Foundation means you’ll be honoring three worthy recipients of this year’s Distinguished Citizen Award. All are near and dear to Freedoms Foundation’s heart and mission as they have demonstrated a reverence for this nation and its founding principles and have striven to preserve and pass on those ideals through their inspiring body of work.

Dr. Larry P. Arnn is the president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a professor of politics and history. Under his leadership, Hillsdale has, among other initiatives, developed free online courses on the Constitution that are available to all Americans eager to learn more about their heritage. Dr. Arnn’s publications include Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education and Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government.

Dr. Rogers Smith is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and is the immediate past president of the American Political Science Association. His dedication to the Constitution and citizenship fostered interdisciplinary scholarship through what is now Penn’s Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. His publications include Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama’s America.

The Philly POPS, led by President and CEO Frank Giordano, is the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States. Founded in 1979, The Philly POPS delights audiences with inspired performances of American popular music and celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through free concerts on civic holidays and by bringing music education into Philadelphia schools.

Last year, thanks to the generosity of our friends and supporters, the annual gala raised more than $180,000. We hope to make 2020 even more successful. Help us offer more transformative programs for students and teachers that promote civics, civic engagement and community service.

We look forward to seeing on September 12th.  For questions you can email or call Carolyn Santangelo at 610-933-8825, ext. 234.  To learn about the online auction, contact Collin McClain at 610-933-8825, ext. 232, or

For virtual tickets click here.

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