Annual History Dinner

The O’Connor Institute presents educational dinners showcasing historic figures that helped define and advance our nation and democracy.

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Past History Dinners

Doris Kearns Goodwin accepting award

Dinner with Lincoln

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute celebrated President Abraham Lincoln at the Annual History Dinner, Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Arizona Biltmore.

Dinner with Lincoln featured Pulitzer Prize Winner and Presidential Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

Co-Chaired by Sue Glawe and Gay Wray this majestic evening was attend by over 600 guests and raised $500,000 for the Institute’s Educational Programs.

Dinner with Jefferson: An Evening at Monticello

Friday, October 14, 2016, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was honored through the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Historian Jon Meacham. Guests at the Arizona Biltmore were transported to Jefferson's Monticello estate and dined on a carefully selected menu inspired by Jefferson's travels.

Dinner with Churchill

An elegant crowd assembled at the Camelback Inn on Saturday, October 17, 2015, where the East Room of the White House was re-created. Guests dined on the same menu served to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt on December 25, 1941.

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