2022 Records of Achievement Award Ceremony & Gala

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Honoring Award-Winning Author and Historian Michael Beschloss

On October 19, the National Archives Foundation will honor award-winning presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss with our prestigious Records of Achievement Award for his commitment to chronicling the American story.

The Records of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the National Archives Foundation to an individual whose contributions have fostered a broader national awareness of the history and heritage of the United States as exemplified in the National Archives’ records.

Known as “the nation’s leading Presidential historian,” Michael Beschloss is one of the most impactful authors and journalists of our generation. He is a best-selling author whose works include Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989, The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960–1963, and Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair, to name a few. He is a long-time supporter and advocate of the National Archives and has been a distinguished member of the National Archives Foundation Board of Directors for over twenty years.

Highlights of the celebration include a cocktail hour; theater program and award presentation, including an interview between Andrea Mitchell, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and Michael Beschloss; a seated dinner in the Rotunda and Rotunda Galleries – just steps away from the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights; and a dessert reception on the Archives’ portico overlooking Constitution Avenue.


Supporting Sponsor, $50,000
-8 seats at a Premier table in the Rotunda, steps from the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights
-Invitations for all 8 guests to attend a sponsor-only reception prior to the main event
-Name listed on the event Host Committee
-Opportunity for all 8 guests to enjoy an exclusive photo opportunity with the honoree
-Invitations for all 8 guests to enjoy a private document viewing with National Archives curators
-Name recognition on the program, event signage, theater slides, etc.
-Half-page ad in event program
-Acknowledgment in event press releases, social media, and other communications
-Reserved prime seating at the Award Ceremony

Tables
$25,000
-8 seats at a Premier table in the Rotunda, steps from the Declaration,​ ​Constitution, and Bill of Rights
-Invitations for ​2 guests to attend a sponsor-only reception prior to the main event
-Opportunity for 2 guests to enjoy an exclusive photo opportunity with the honoree
-Opportunity for ​2 guests to enjoy a private document viewing​ ​with National Archives curators
-Name Recognition in the event program as a sponsor
$12,000
-8 seats at a Central table in the Rotunda Galleries, in full view of the magnificent Rotunda
-Name recognition in the event program as a sponsor
$5,000
-8 seats in the Rotunda Galleries
-Name recognition in the event program as a sponsor

Tickets
$1,500 for 1 ticket (or $2,500 for 2. Max of 4.)
-Seating at a Central table in the Rotunda Galleries, in full view of the Rotunda
$600 for 1 ticket (or $1,000 for 2. Max of 4.)
-Seating at a Gallery table in the Rotunda Galleries

If you are interested in purchasing a table or ticket, please contact Margaret Tompkins at margaret.tompkins@archivesfoundation.org.