2022 Ayn Rand Institute



July 2, 2022   |   Washington, d.c.  

about the gala

The 2022 Ayn Rand Institute Gala will be an opportunity to socialize with like-minded people in an elegant setting, to get an insider look at the most up-to-date happenings at the Institute, to hear from prominent Objectivist intellectuals who are working to change the culture, and to witness the impact of your donations. You’ll have a chance to contribute by bidding on exciting auction items related to Ayn Rand, the Institute, and the Objectivist community.

We invite you to join us for this year’s Gala, our annual philanthropic event, on July 2, 2022, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. For the second year, it will take place alongside the Objectivist Summer Conference (OCON). We hope you’ll join us for both. Funds raised at our Gala go to support our mission of fostering a culture whose guiding principles are reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism.


Renaissance Washington, D.C.
Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Set in the heart of D.C., the upscale Renaissance Hotel is less than 20 minutes walking distance from the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, and Ford’s Theater.
Please celebrate with us in evening wear.



6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

7:30 PM


With opening remarks by Tal Tsfany


“From Students to New Intellectuals”

With essay contest participants, OAC students, Onkar Ghate, and Rebecca Girn

Live Auction

10:30 PM

Silent Auction Closes

Dessert Reception

Dancing with Live Music



Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute.

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Onkar Ghate, ARI senior fellow and chief philosophy officer, oversees the Instituteʼs intellectual training and development programs.


Rebecca Girn is co-founder, chief programs officer and general counsel for Higher Ground Education.

Tal Tsfany

Tal Tsfany is CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute.


In-Person Individual



6:30pm: Hosted cocktail hour

Dinner and drinks

Panel: From Students to New Intellectuals

Auction with special Ayn Rand-related items up for bid

10:30pm: Dessert and dance

Our gratitude for your support of our work promoting, teaching, and championing Ayn Rand’s ideas

†Does not include access to other OCON talks and events.




Real-time virtual access to the Gala

Celebrate with us from the comfort of your own home

†Does not include access to other OCON talks and events.

Event sponsors

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our event sponsors.

Atlas Sponsors

Balyasny Asset Management, LP

Gold Sponsors

Evan Picoult

Eric Brooks

Richard Graham and Audrey Schwarzbein

Ayn Rand Institute Board of Directors

silver Sponsors

Carlos Maurer

Glen Agritelley

Jim Brown and Kathy Justice

ITEMS for auction