Financial History Issue 113 (Spring 2015) - Page 7
David Rubenstein Receives Whitehead Award
at 2015 Museum Gala
More than 300 guests turned out to
support the Museum and honor David M.
Rubenstein on January 13, as he received
the Whitehead Award for Distinguished
Public Service and Financial Leadership
at the Museum’s 2015 Gala. Named after
John C. Whitehead, the award is presented
annually to a person who has demonstrated
a high order of achievement and leadership
in the field of finance, and also served with
notable distinction in the public sector.
Rubenstein is co-founder and co-CEO
of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s
largest and most successful private equity
firms, as well as chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts and Duke University,
a regent of the Smithsonian Institution,
co-chairman of the Brookings Institution,
vice chairman of the Council on Foreign
Relations and president of the Economic
Club of Washington.
The 2015 Gala was the Museum’s largest
to date and raised more than $1 million to
support its programs and further its mission of financial education.
1. David M. Rubenstein (right), pictured with
Museum President David Cowen (left) and
Chairman Richard Sylla (center), receives the
2015 Whitehead Award.
2. Grammy and Tony Award-winning artist
Lin-Manuel Miranda performs a selection from
his new “Hamilton” musical prior to dinner at
Cipriani Wall Street.
3. David Rubenstein delivers humorous remarks,
including the reading of a letter reportedly
penned by Alexander Hamilton.
5. Museum Trustees Consuelo Mack, David Shuler,
Martha Clark Goss and Andrea de Cholnoky.
Photos: Elsa Ruiz
4. Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin
introduces David Rubenstein.
MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE BENEFACTORS (2014–2015)
The Museum is most grateful for
the financial support of these
major donors to help advance
our commitment to preserving,
exhibiting and teaching the power
and value of American finance.
• Herzog & Co.
• New York Stock Exchange
• Royce & Associates
• David M. Rubenstein
• Shenkman Capital Management
• Bank of America Merrill Lynch
• Andrea de Cholnoky
• Sidney Mobell
• Richard Sylla
• TCW Group, Inc.
• Tishman Speyer
• Steve Wozniak
• The Adirondack Trust Company
• American Express
The Leningrad Commodity and Stock
Exchange (now the St. Petersburg Stock
Exchange) re-opens for trading after decades
of closure under Communism.
• Consolidated Edison
• Crystal & Company
• Dalio Foundation
• Houlihan Lokey
• New York Life
• Philidor RX Services, LLC
• R.W. Presspich
• Sullivan & Cromwell
• Richard Sylla
• U.S. Bancorp
• Wells Fargo
• Voya Financial
For information about the
Museum’s benefactor program,
please contact Mindy S. Ross at
646-833-2755 or email@example.com.
President Ronald Reagan signs the Social Security
Amendments of 1983, delaying cost-of-living adjustments
and making 50% of Social Security benefits taxable.
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