Good Samaritan Society


Thank you for your willingness to invest in building a freer society. Over the last few years, we’ve developed a highly strategic and successful approach to changing laws that protect free markets, property rights, personal freedom, and more—in addition to making a huge impact on the rising generation with our educational efforts such as the Tuttle Twins.

You’re a part of that story; without support from donors like you, we couldn’t achieve the many accomplishments we have.

To honor those who consistently support our effort, we’ve created the Good Samaritan Society for recognition and reward. Here are the benefits associated with each level:

Freedom Fighters ($1,000 minimum in annual contributions)

  • Invitation to the Capitol for a legislative briefing — with lunch served — with Connor and the policy team, with an optional tour of the Capitol afterward
  • Signed copy of one of Connor’s books

President’s Circle ($5,000 minimum in annual contributions)

  • Same perks from lower level, as well as…
  • Annual exclusive meme magnet
  • Meeting at Libertas HQ with a special guest speaker
  • New Libertas swag as we produce it

Chairman’s Council ($10,000 minimum in annual contributions)

  • Same perks from lower levels, as well as…
  • Legislative recap with Libertas Institute’s Chairman of the Board, John Pestana, as well as all our board members at John’s “man cave” in Provo.
  • Recognition on our website and social media with your picture and bio

To join the Good Samaritan Society at these levels, please make a qualifying donation today. You can also explore legacy giving options or contact us to make custom arrangements for your gift. 

Chairman’s Council Members

Libertas Institute insists on donor intent and for that reason maintains confidentiality of its donors for those who wish to give anonymously or without public recognition. Accordingly, several of our Chairman’s Council Members have opted out of the benefit to be listed here. Other members include:

John Byrne
John Byrne was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and raised in Connecticut. He attended Dartmouth College where he earned a degree in Economics. After a stint at Salomon Brothers where he worked as a bond salesman, he moved to Jackson Hole Wyoming and began his career in commercial real estate. Over the course of his 30+ year career, he has owned and operated numerous multifamily, office, and hotel/resort properties.

John has been an avid skier his entire life. His love for the sport, as well as many years of experience in commercial real estate, eventually led him to owning and operating one of the country’s largest and most successful ski resorts, Alyeska Resort and Hotel. During his 13 years with Alyeska, he transformed the resort into a four season destination, making it a favorite amongst travelers. Over the course of John’s time at Alyeska the resort won numerous industry awards including awards from The National Ski Area Association, Conde Nast Travel and Food and Wine magazine. John was also awarded the US Army’s Seven Seals Award in recognition of his contributions to military life in Alaska.

John is the proud father of two daughters. He enjoys traveling, heli skiing, being involved with music production and marketing, reading and educating himself in the principles of Zen Buddhism, and spending time with his granddaughter.

Matthew Poll
Matthew Poll is the Co-Founder of General Trader Fulfillment, a company designed to help provide tools and education for investing in the financial markets. Founded during the 2008 recession, GTF has grown to become a national company with over 30 brands and offices.

As an entrepreneur, Matt loves new projects and is a partner in multiple other business ventures nationwide specifically in the real estate, hospitality, and the food and beverage market. He is a father of two boys which drives his passion for education, specifically in the area of entrepreneurship for children. “Live to give” is one of his mottos and he specifically looks for organizations that have high impact in the local community when donating. Matt also gives back to his community by providing personal coaching to business owners and entrepreneurs.