Join the Acton Institute and the National Review Institute on

Monday, February 26, for a discussion with

David L. Bahnsen

about his new book,

Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life

Full-Time is a salient reminder that work is not just a means to a paycheck—it's also a vehicle for a fulfilling life and intrinsic to a purposeful existence.

Bahnsen will sit down to discuss his book with 

Jay Nordlinger

senior editor of National Review and fellow at NRI

 Please RSVP by Sunday, February 25, 2024

Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor of our Arizona Dinner.

Sponsoring a table is a great way to secure your own seat at the dinner and introduce your friends and colleagues to Acton and National Review. 

Gold Event Sponsorship ($2,500) benefits include: 

  • reserved premier seating for eight (8)
  • recognition in the printed program, at the event, and on event website
  • special sponsor gift

Silver Event Sponsorship ($1,500) benefits include:

  • reserved preferred seating for eight (8)
  • recognition in the printed program, at the event, and on event website

To reserve your table, register online or email or call 616.369.6347


 David L. Bahnsen

The Bahnsen Group

Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer

David L. Bahnsen is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, New York City, Bend, Nashville, Minneapolis, Austin, and Phoenix, managing over $4.5 billion in client assets.

Prior to launching The Bahnsen Group, he spent eight years as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and six years as a Vice President at UBS. He is consistently named one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times.

He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fox Business, and is a regular contributor to National Review. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, Capital Record, dedicated to a defense of free enterprise and capital markets. He is a regular lecturer for the Acton Institute and the Center for Cultural Leadership and writes daily investment commentary at and weekly macro commentary at

David is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute in New York City.

He is the author of several best-selling books including Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (2018), and The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World (2019). His newest book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, was released in November 2021.

David’s true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and Chinese food. His ultimate passions are his wife of 20+ years, Joleen, their children, Mitchell, Sadie, and Graham, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.

Event Details

EVENT: Arizona Dinner 2024


DATE: February 26, 2024



El Chorro

5550 East Lincoln Drive

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253



6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner Begin

8:10 p.m. Q&A

8:45 p.m. Event Ends



  • $50 Student Ticket
  • $65 Individual Ticket
  • $600 Table (8 seats)
  • $1500 Silver Event Sponsor (8 seats)
  • $2500 Gold Event Sponsor (8 seats)





Email us at or call Rebecca Petrucelli at 616.369.6347

In his book, Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life, David L. Bahnsen makes the case we were created to work, and our work provides unique meaning and purpose in our lives. 

He argues that the time has come to stop tip-toeing around the issues that matter, that separating one’s identity from what they do is demonstrably false, and that this era of alienation is for many a direct result of a low view of work.

It is in work—effort, service, striving—of every kind that we discover our meaning and purpose; a significant and successful life is one rooted in full-time productivity and cultivation of God’s created world.