Author and Columnist Thomas Friedman to Speak in Darien: Tickets on Sale Tuesday

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will speak and take questions Thursday evening, Oct. 26 at the Country Club of Darien, with Scott Pelley, former CBS News anchorman and current “60 Minutes” correspondent, moderating the event.

Tickets for the event are available online starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Thomas L. Friedman

Friedman will discuss “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics & the Importance of Community in an Accelerated World” and sign copies of his latest book, Thank You for Being Late, which will also be available for purchase.

— This announcement is from the Community Fund of Darien.

Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and, columnist — the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat.

The event is sponsored by the Community Fund of Darien as a fundraiser for the organization, in partnership with Barrett Bookstore.

  • The event begins at 6 p.m.
  • General admission tickets are $125 each. A limited number of premium seating tickets, which also include a private “meet & greet” with Friedman and Pelley, are available for $250 each.
  • Tickets sales will open to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. and can be bought online here.
  • Questions: For more information, call Kate Hough at The Community Fund of Darien at (203) 655-8775 or kate.hough@communityfunddarien.org.
Where the Money Goes

From an announcement for the event from the Community Fund of Darien:

The Community Fund of Darien is improving the lives of those most in need in our local community of Stamford, Norwalk and Darien by providing resources to support local nonprofits and community initiatives to ensure that our safety net for residents is strong.

Our grants focus on four key areas: youth success, self-sufficiency, basic needs, and “Eye On Darien.” With a diligent and dedicated corps of over 50 volunteers, the Community Fund carefully reviews the nonprofits it funds to ensure the highest standards of excellence are met and that donor’s dollars are invested wisely.

The Community Fund support makes a difference to nonprofit agencies, allowing them to pursue their mission of helping those in need and positively touching the lives of many.

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