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 Legislative Luncheon in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Annual exclusive meme magnet
  • Signed copy of one of Connor Boyack’s books. The book for 2023 is America’s History: A Series of Tuttle Twins Stories (1776-1791).

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

  • Same perks from lower level, as well as…
  • Invitation to our “Brain Trust” meeting and dinner with the Libertas team, board of trustees, and legislators. This is where you can provide your input on our work and share your ideas! 
  • Fun Libertas swag as we produce it

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

  • Same perks from lower levels, as well as…
  • Invitation to an exclusive Chairman’s Council Roundtable where your feedback shapes the direction of our top priorities for the year
  • Gift basket with fun and unique items from our Children’s Entrepreneur Market
  • Optional recognition on our website, newsletter, and social media

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.

Mark Cluff
Mark lives in Alpine, UT with Susan, his wife of 47 years. They have five daughters, four sons-in-law, and thirteen grandchildren. He is currently retired for the third time. 

He started his career as a design engineer at GTE Sylvania and then as a manufacturing engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space.  After graduate school, he worked for Arthur D. Little as a Computer Integrated Manufacturing Consultant.  He returned to Lockheed to become a scientific programmer and worked his way up to Computer Aided Design Software Manger. 

At Lockheed, he met Bill Wilcox and they started Wilcox Associates Inc where he worked as Vice President until he left to serve in government & education. After seven years, he returned to Hexagon Metrology (Wilcox Associates Inc) to manage software design teams in India, China, Germany, and the Eastern US.  Lastly, He started a private school in Lehi.

Mark has served as the Vice Chair of the Utah State Board of Education, Chairman of the State Board Finance Committee, Western Director for the National Association of State Boards of Education, Chairman of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, and Vice Chair of the Utah County Republican Party. 

His education is in Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, Computer Science, and Business from Brigham Young University.

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.

Robert Cahaly
Raised in Pendleton, South Carolina, Robert Cahaly began his work in politics at age 10 campaigning door-to-door for a local county race. Cahaly’s portfolio spans three decades and 22 states with success at all levels of politics and public relations. As leader of The Trafalgar Group, Cahaly oversees a group of allied companies. Together with his team he works with federal, state, and local candidates as well as business and industry groups. Cahaly has particular experience and expertise in strategy, polling, and data analytics.

The Trafalgar Group’s unique polling methodology has consistently beat out competition, including in 2016 when it was the only nonpartisan polling group to predict former President Trump would win both Pennsylvania and Michigan. Cahaly is a highly sought-after lecturer and public speaker on topics ranging from modern polling techniques, candidate training, campaign management and strategy, issue advocacy, and public relations.