The 9th Annual Ronald Reagan Lecture:

Reagan for the Millennials

January 29, 2015 @ 7 p.m. | Grove City College

Pew Fine Arts Center | Ketler Auditorium

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In November 1984, 61 percent of young voters overwhelmingly voted for a conservative Republican as their president. That president was Ronald Reagan, who inspired those young people and—with their support—changed America and the world. They joined him in making America that Shining City Upon a Hill. Today’s young people, however, were born after the Reagan presidency. They have heard about Ronald Reagan from their parents and their schools. But is there anything about Ronald Reagan, and about his conservatism and message and vision, that should inspire these young people today? What do they need to know? How does Reagan resonate in the Obama era? How is Reagan relevant to these millennials?

No other organization is doing more to spread the Reagan message to millennials as the Young America’s Foundation, which not only focuses on young Americans but owns and operates the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. For this year’s annual Ronald Reagan Lecture, two of YAF’s most articulate and inspiring spokespersons—Ashley Pratte and Andrew Coffin ’98, a Grove City College alumnus who is the director of the Reagan Ranch Center—will come to Grove City College to share their great work in communicating the ideas of the Great Communicator to the next generation of Americans. Join the Center for Vision & Values on January 29 for a fascinating evening, “Reagan for the Millennials.”


Andrew CoffinAndrew Coffin ’98, Vice President and Director of the Reagan Ranch

Andrew is a vice president of Young America’s Foundation and the director of the Reagan Ranch. Beginning his service with the Foundation more than 10 years ago, Andrew is the longest serving team member in the Santa Barbara office. Andrew has been active in every facet of the Reagan Ranch project: student outreach programs (including the launching of the annual West Coast Leadership Conference), communications, development, and the completion of the Reagan Ranch Center.

Formerly, Andrew was a staff assistant in the communications office of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; this office was assigned to handle receipt of the report of the Independent Counsel’s investigation of President Clinton. Andrew also served for five years as a correspondent for WORLD Magazine, writing on film and culture for the national news weekly.

Andrew and his wife, Betsy ’98, reside in Santa Barbara with their three children Maggie, Liza, and Peter. He is a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania.


Ashley PratteAshley PratteSpokeswoman

Ashley is responsible for managing communications and media outreach for Young America’s Foundation. She is also responsible for writing and updating pieces for the New Guard, the Foundation’s blog. Prior to YAF, she served as executive director for Cornerstone Policy Research & Cornerstone Action, a prominent conservative group in New Hampshire. Ashley also served as project director & press assistant to Congressman Frank Guinta and worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for his congressional campaign in 2010.

She has made appearances on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Huckabee,” “The Willis Report, and many more. She is a columnist for Townhall.com and The Christian Post, and has been published in the Washington Times and the Washington Examiner.

Ashley is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire where she served as the student body president, was involved in the conservative club, and graduated magna cum lade.


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