Buckley Awards

EVENT: YCC’s 5th Annual Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Awards”

DATE:  Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 6:00-8:00pm LOCATION:  Capitol Hill Club (National Republican Club of Capitol Hill), Eisenhower Room, 300 First Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20003 (directly across street from Capitol South metro stop) 2014 BUCKLEY AWARD WINNERS:


  1. Nominees must be between the ages of 21-40, and must identify as politically-leaning conservative;
  2. Must be nominated by someone other than nominee;
  3. Must be able to accept award in Washington, DC at award ceremony on Nov 13, 2014 (6-8pm);
  4. Made a significant contribution to the conservative movement at large by either:
    1. Leading and/or organizing a significant grassroots and/or media initiative;
    2. Significantly contributed to advance conservative principles or young conservative activism (for students or young professionals);
    3. Meaningfully impacted news coverage of a high profile issue in the last year;
    4. Displayed courage under fire

EVENT OVERVIEW:  There has consistantly been 150-200 attendees.  Food and beverages will be served.  Admission is free for all guests and they will receive one complimentary drink coupon.  Professional photographer and “Step & Repeat” backdrop will be made available.  

HISTORY:  Every year since 2010, the Young Conservatives Coalition awards the Young Professional Conservative Leadership “Buckley Award” to a select group of five young professionals in recognition of significant achievements in advancing the conservative cause.  The award is in honor of William F. Buckley, Jr. – the intellectual godfather of the modern conservative movement, who founded National Review and wrote God & Man at Yale all before the age of 30. 


* Let Freedom Ring

* Donald Trump & The Trump Organization
* DB Capitol Strategies PLLC 
* Eberle Communications Group
* MediaDC
* Red Alert Politics
* The Weekly Standard
* Washington Examiner

CO-SPONSORS (The Reaganites):
* Access National Bank
* Active Engagement
* America’s Future Foundation
* Campus Reform
* Heritage Foundation: Young Leaders Program
* L2 – Voter Data
* R Street Institute
* The Leadership Institute

SUPPORTERS (The Thatchers):
* Reason Foundation
* Radio America
* DC Young Republicans
* First Friday
* Bret Hrbek

We thank each and every one of our sponsors for their support in ensuring a successful 5th Annual Buckley Awards and for all that they do! Please visit their sites!



  • Yuval Levin - National Affairs, Editor & Author
  • Will Weatherford - Florida House of Representatives, Speaker of the House
  • Ryan T. Anderson - The Heritage Foundation: DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society, Fellow & Author
  • Alex Smith  - College Republican National Committee, National Chair
  • Remy Munasifi - ReasonTV, Comedian, Musician & Video Artist



  • Paul Teller – Republican Study Committee, Executive Director
  • Matt Lewis The Daily Caller, Senior Contributor
  • Peter Redpath - The Federalist Society, Vice President & Director of Student Division
  • Vinnie Vernuccio - Competitive Enterprise Institute, Legal Policy Counsel
  • Amy Frederick - 60 Plus, President


  • Hannah Giles - BigJournalism.com, Contributor
  • Kristan Hawkins - Students for Life of America, Executive Director
  • John McCormack - The Weekly Standard, Deputy Online Director
  • Phil Kerpen - Americans for Prosperity, Vice President of Policy
  • Brendan Steinhauser - FreedomWorks, Director of Federal & State Campaigns
  • Karin Agness - Network of Enlightened Women (NeW), Founder
  • John O’ Hara - Author, A New American Tea Party
  • Kellen Giuda - Parcbench Media, LLC, Founder & CEO
  • Evan Dent Flores - Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), National Field Director

NOTE: This event is closed to the media.