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2023 Freedom & Opportunity Reception

December 7, 2023 @ 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

Please join us for the 2023 Freedom & Opportunity Reception featuring Dr. Corey DeAngelis, Senior Fellow at the American Federation for Children, as we honor this year’s Freedom & Opportunity Award Recipient, Mr. Peter Anania of Anania & Associates Investment Company.


Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME 04106
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Reception and Remarks featuring Dr. DeAngelis

2023 Freedom & Opportunity Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Dr. Corey DeAngelis is a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children and a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is also the executive director at the Educational Freedom Institute, a senior fellow at the Reason Foundation, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a board member at the Liberty Justice Center.

He has been labeled the “school choice evangelist” and called “the most effective school choice advocate since Milton Friedman.” He is a regular on Fox News and frequently appears in the Wall Street Journal. He is the coauthor of Mediocrity: 40 Ways Government Schools are Failing Today’s Students (Libertas Press, 2023).

He was named on the Forbes “30 under 30” list for his work on education policy and received the Buckley Award from America’s Future. He additionally received the Future 40 Award from Maverick PAC and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ Citizenship Award.

DeAngelis received his PhD in education policy from the University of Arkansas. He holds a BBA and an MA in economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

2023 Freedom & Opportunity Award Recipient
Mr. Peter Anania, Anania & Associates

Presented each year by Maine Policy Institute to a Maine citizen who best demonstrates a core commitment to the principles of Freedom & Opportunity that serve to improve the economic well-being of this great state.

Sponsors To Date

Anania & Associates
Susan Collins, United States Senator
Scott Forrey
Free to Choose Network
National Distributors
Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance
Oxford Casino
Patient Advocates
Christopher and Nancy Pierce
Strategic Maintenance Solutions
Volk Packaging Corporation

Hosts To Date

Aaron Chadbourne from Demetria’s Team – The Real Estate Group
Connected Office Technologies
Courtney Policy Group
Dirigo Partners
Tom and Sandi Dunham
Estes Oil & Propane
FYRE Strategies
H.A. Mapes, Inc.
KMA Human Resources Consulting
Mailings Unlimited
Maine Civic Action
Maine Energy Marketers Association
Maine Hospital Association
Maine Motor Transport Association
Ruth and Jonathan Matt
Moody’s Co-Worker Owned
Old Port Advisors
Patriot Consulting
Bruce Poliquin
Pem Schaeffer
Strategic Advocacy
The Allumbaugh Agency
Nancy Vose

Media Sponsors to Date

The Ray Richardson Show – WLOB Radio