Financial History Issue 113 (Spring 2015) - Page 7

MUSEUM NEWS   THE TICKER 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.  3 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. 4 1 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. 2 Photos: Elsa Ruiz 4. Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin introduces David Rubenstein. 5 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. Platinum • Herzog & Co. • New York Stock Exchange • Royce & Associates • David M. Rubenstein • Shenkman Capital Management APR 10 1991 Gold • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Andrea de Cholnoky • Sidney Mobell • Richard Sylla • TCW Group, Inc. • Tishman Speyer • Steve Wozniak Silver • The Adirondack Trust Company • American Express • Capco The Leningrad Commodity and Stock Exchange (now the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange) re-opens for trading after decades of closure under Communism. • Citi • Consolidated Edison • Crystal & Company • Dalio Foundation • Houlihan Lokey • Moody’s • New York Life • Philidor RX Services, LLC • Protiviti • R.W. Presspich • Sullivan & Cromwell • Richard Sylla APR 20 1983 • U.S. Bancorp • Wells Fargo • Willis • Voya Financial   For information about the Museum’s benefactor program, please contact Mindy S. Ross at 646-833-2755 or mross@moaf.org. President Ronald Reagan signs the Social Security Amendments of 1983, delaying cost-of-living adjustments and making 50% of Social Security benefits taxable. www.MoAF.org  |  Spring 2015  |  FINANCIAL HISTORY  5