2021 Annual Gala



With Former FBI Director

Jim Comey

Wednesday, April 21

5:30-7:00 p.m. MT

Live via Zoom

Moderator: Valerie Plame


It’s our once-a-year fundraiser to celebrate and support the evolution of CIR’s global education programs for our community’s youth—and you’re invited! Come meet our amazing students, see how our programs have evolved this past year—and join your fellow concerned global citizens in helping even more New Mexico youth discover a world of possibilities. We’ll also welcome special guest Jim Comey for a conversation on his career and his new book, Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency and Trust with moderator Valerie Plame.

Livestream tickets (including a signed copy of Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency and Trust) are on sale now!

Individual Tickets: $75 (includes 1 book)
Family Tickets: $125 (includes admission for all household members and 1 book)
Gala Sponsor Tickets: $1,000 (includes 15 tickets and books – invite your friends!)
Sponsor a Student to Attend: $75 (including book!)

All Proceeds Benefit CIR’s High School and College Education Programs.

Reserve your tickets by Friday, April 16 to receive your signed book before the event.

Since graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1982 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1985, our guest speaker Jim Comey has been a prosecutor, defense lawyer, general counsel, teacher, writer, and leader.  He most recently served in government as Director of the FBI from 2013-2017.  His best-selling book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership was published in 2018 and made into a 2020 Showtime television limited-series.  His second book, Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust, was published in January.  He is currently working at Columbia University Law School as a Senior Research Scholar and Leader-in-Residence.   

Moderator Valerie Plame is an American writer, spy novelist, and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. In 2003, Plame’s identity as a CIA officer was leaked to and subsequently published by The Washington Post.