Left to right: Clyde Wendel, board chair; Clifton Truman Daniel; Senator Roy Blunt; Director William J. Burns, honoree; Pat Ottensmeyer and Deanne Porter, honorary chairs; Dr. Tamara and David Campbell, event chairs
Mission Accomplished!
$764,968
Raised for Truman's Presidential Library and Legacy
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for WILD ABOUT HARRY on Thursday, April 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. In a breathtaking victory, the 23rd annual benefit raised a record-breaking $764,968 for Harry S. Truman's enduring legacy and presidential library. Special guests included Senator Roy Blunt; author Jeffrey Frank; Clifton Truman Daniel; Kansas City jazz vocalist Eboni Fondren; and our 2022 honoree, CIA Director William J. Burns.

It's not too late to be part of this WILD-ly successful event, and your support is vital. People come from around the world to explore the archives, tour the museum and honor President Truman’s courageous leadership. But the real value of the Truman Library lies is in the President’s founding vision. Anyone, he believed, could change the world, so long as they had an understanding of history and the courage to stand up for what’s right. This model of leadership is invaluable to the rising generation, and it is at the heart of the Truman Library Institute’s important mission.

Your support opens the doors for tens of thousands of students and teachers each year. These students count on the civics-literacy programs at the Truman Library, just as America is counting on their service and leadership in the years to come. Thank you for your support. Thank you for Staying TRU!
Legacy of Leadership
Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award
WILLIAM J. BURNS
DIRECTOR, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
RECIPIENT OF THE 2022 HARRY S. TRUMAN LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP AWARD
"I WANT TO OFFER MY PROFOUND THANKS TO THE TRUMAN LIBRARY INSTITUTE FOR THIS WONDERFUL HONOR. HARRY TRUMAN'S EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP HAS INSPIRED GENERATIONS OF US STRUGGLING TO DO OUR DUTY...IN THE COMPLICATED WORLD OF NATIONAL SECURITY."
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"PUBLIC SERVICE IS NOT AN ABSTRACTION. IT'S ABOUT DEEP COMMITMENT, SOMETIMES AT GREAT RISK. IT'S ABOUT PATRIOTIC AMERICANS – FROM ACROSS THE RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF OUR SOCIETY – WHO DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO DEFENDING THE INTEREST AND VALUES THAT ANIMATE AMERICAN IN THE WORLD, AND THAT PRESIDENT TRUMAN DID SO MUCH TO HONOR AND FOSTER."

– Ambassador William J. Burns
Party Pics
Find and share WILD posts, tweets and photos
It was WILD-ly exciting to be at the historic Muehlebach Hotel (President Truman's "West White House") for the 23rd Annual WILD ABOUT HARRY, our first live fundraising dinner since 2019. Search for and share posts, tweets and party pics using this year's event hashtag:
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To add your name to the Wild About Harry Honor Roll, please contact Kim Rausch at kim.rausch@trumanlibraryinstitute.org or 816.400.1214. All proceeds benefit the Truman Library Institute’s mission to advance the legacy of America’s 33rd President.
Just for Fun
Click below to watch the "Eyes Only" event opener.
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