25 Years and Counting: A Tribute to Alejandro Chafuen

The 2010 Atlas Freedom Dinner was a remarkable night, featuring stars of our intellectual movement such as George Will and Charles Murray. But my favorite part of the evening involved a surprise tribute to Atlas’s president Alex Chafuen. Alex passed a noteworthy milestone this Fall: 25 years of working for Atlas. To celebrate, the Atlas Board of Directors organized a gift in Alex’s honor — a silver piece etched with a copy of a letter Atlas founder Antony Fisher wrote to F.A. Hayek in October 1985, noting a new part-time volunteer at Atlas named Alex Chafuen. We compiled a book of letters from well-wishers who sent messages of congratulations and appreciation to Alex. CEDICE from Venezuela and other friends in the Latin American think tank network also gave gifts to recognize Alex’s contributions, since joining Atlas 25 years ago. On this page, we share a few photo highlights as well as video of the Freedom Dinner’s Toasts to Freedom, made by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Giancarlo Ibarguen, Kris Mauren, and Linda Whetstone, which were appropriately cast very much as “Toasts to Alex.”

Congratulations, Alex, and here’s to celebrating more victories for the free society in the years to come!

-Brad Lips

3 Responses to “25 Years and Counting: A Tribute to Alejandro Chafuen”

  1. [...] Alex served as President and CEO of Atlas from 1991-2009, and was elected to its Board in 2009. He is also the president and founder of the Hispanic American Center of Economic Research and is the author of Faith and Liberty. He serves on the boards of the Chase Foundation, the Acton Institute, and the Fraser Institute. A graduate of the Argentina Catholic University, he was Associate Professor at the Argentine Catholic University, University of Buenos Aires, and The Hispanic American University, CA. He recently became a Trustee for Grove City College, PA. In 2010, Alex celebrated 25 years of service at Atlas. [...]

  2. Rick Lowe says:

    What a fabulous tribute to an amazing man and icon of Freedom Alex Chafuen

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