Financial History Issue 131 (Fall 2019) - Page 6

THE TICKER  MUSEUM NEWS Museum Announces Three Honorees for 2020 Gala forthcoming book, Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers, on March 16. A panel on “Balancing Risk & Reward on Wall Street” is also in the works for early April. We also had a full house for our most recent lunchtime program on the 90 th anniversary of the Great Crash of ’29. Former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal spoke on “Crash! The Stock Market Collapse of 1929 and David J. Cowen  |  President and CEO the Rise of Fake Money” on October 29, which was exactly 90 years to the day Grant on Bagehot: The Life and Times after Black Tuesday. See page 11 for Mr. of the Greatest Victorian and “A Con- Blumenthal’s article on this topic. versation with Stacey Cunningham: The Our most popular education program First Female President of the NYSE.” All also continued this fall, with the Museum four programs were co-presented with the Finance Academy running from Septem- Fordham Gabelli Center for Global Secu- ber 25 through November 14. Two ses- rity Analysis. sions of our signature after school finan- Planning for the 2020 Evening Lecture cial literacy certificate course were offered Series is underway, with two events con- on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons firmed so far. Wall Street Journal reporter for the fall semester. This program also Gregory Zuckerman will speak on “The included field trips to the New York Stock Unlikely Story of How Jim Simmons Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank Solved the Market” on March 4, and finan- of New York. Scholarship winners for this cial journalist Felix Salmon will interview semester will be announced in the next Sir Mervyn King in a fireside chat on his edition of Financial History magazine. This week, we wrapped up our Fall Eve- ning Lecture Series with a film screen- ing of “In Money We Trust?” followed by a conversation with co-authors Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames. This was the fourth event in the series since September, along with “Corporate Sustainability: Is It Sustainable?” (see article, page 5), James Message to Members We are most appreciative of Con Edison’s continued sponsorship of this program. As the fall draws to a close, I am pleased to announce we have secured three hon- orees for our 2020 Gala, which will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020, at Cipriani Wall Street. PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman will receive the Schwab Award for Financial Innovation, Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman will receive the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership, and Andover National Corporation Chairman and CEO Peter Cohen will be the first recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award. Addi- tional details on the Gala, including the table reservation form and sponsorship information, can be found at www.moaf .org/2020Gala. Also coming up in 2020, we are work- ing on an exhibit on NYC water to open in early February at the New York City Municipal Archives near City Hall. The exhibit will feature the Manhattan Com- pany, founded by Aaron Burr and the predecessor of Chase Manhattan Bank. Stay tuned for this exhibit and many other interesting developments planned for next year.  The Museum’s 2020 Gala honorees will be (left to right): Dan Schulman, James P. Gorman and Peter A. Cohen. 4    FINANCIAL HISTORY  |  Fall 2019  |