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Metropolitan Council

The Metropolitan Council is a network of individuals committed to safer and more prosperous cities across the country. As part of the council, you will join with scholars, business leaders, and philanthropists to find solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing American cities. To find out more about the Council, contact Saga Lisslo at


Chairman’s Circle $50,000+

  • Annual private dinner with MI president Reihan Salam and select scholars
  • Name listed in the Hamilton Dinner program with purchase of a ticket and Metropolitan Council materials

Founding Member $25,000

  • Invitation to monthly in-person fireside chats with MI Scholars in mid-town Manhattan
  • Premier access to the Hamilton Dinner
  • Exclusive calls with MI scholars including Chris Rufo, Heather Mac Donald, and Glenn Loury, among others

Metropolitan Council $10,000

  • Print subscription to quarterly City Journal magazine
  • Complimentary advance copies of new books published by MI scholars
  • Invitation to the annual James Q. Wilson Lecture
  • Quarterly exclusive events with MI scholars and featured writers

About MI

"The Institute's intellectual capital far exceeds its financial capital, making it the most cost-effective organization of its kind. Although the impact of our ideas dwarfs our financial resources, we still need the latter. There is not a better bargain to be had."

—Walter Wriston

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"City Journal [published by Manhattan Institute] is a model of how substance and style can combine to make a journal of policy and culture into a powerful force for good. It stands as proof that genuine, enduring influence can only be won by being earn."

—Yuval Levin, Editor of National Affairs

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