ON-Lion Letter
In May, the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City held its 12th annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner.  The award recognizes New Yorkers who exemplify Hamiltonian values:  civic leadership, fiscal restraint, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to energetic public debate.

This year's recipients are Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, and political scientist James Q. Wilson, in memoriam.  A crowd of New York's business, media, and philanthropic elite -- about 700 strong -- attended in support of the Institute.  The black-tie event raised more than $1.7 million for the Institute.

"All three of our honorees this year epitomize the Hamiltonian combination of ideas and action that we seek to celebrate with this dinner," Institute president Larry Mone said.

Dolan, introduced by the former New York Mayor Ed Koch, has worked tirelessly to invigorate New York City's Catholic schools, which deliver an exceptional education to some of Gotham's most-disadvantaged children.  He is a former Archbishop of Milwaukee.
Daniels, introduced by The Weekly Standard editor and Bradley Prize recipient William Kristol, has provided the nation with an outstanding example of the art of governing -- improving the quality of public services, while reducing the financial burden on taxpayers.

"I’ve learned so much from the Manhattan Institute over the years and am so honored for this recognition.  This is a tribute to all those who have come together in public service to deliver better results for Hoosier taxpayers," Daniels said.

The Institute also paid posthumous tribute to Bradley Prize recipient Wilson for his work in developing the "broken-windows" approach to policing, responsible for so much of New York's revival over the past few decades.  Institute senior fellow and Bradley Prize recipient Heather Mac Donald delivered remarks about Wilson.

Video of the evening is available online.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Manhattan Institute.
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