Annual Gala

We are delighted to welcome back friends and supporters of the Foundation for the Annual Gala to take place in New York, at the Morgan Library, on November 10, 2022.

We are pleased to honor Hubert Joly, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy who will engage in a dialogue about Purposeful Leadership.

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of individuals, societies and economies, calling for a rethink of how economic and social activities are organized. At the same time, the digital revolution and technological changes have given rise to new business models. In light of these new challenges, we need entrepreneurs of change. Being a recognized business leader and CEO, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and acclaimed author of the Heart of Business, Hubert Joly is ideally situated to examine the Future of Work in the post pandemic economy.

Since its inception a little over 10 years ago, the Foundation has raised nearly $20 million, awarded over 70 scholarships, and supported 25 education and research projects. The annual benefit dinner is the Foundation’s major public fundraiser and attracts an audience of more than 300 distinguished guests. Our previous honorees have included Christine Lagarde, Stephen Schwarzman, Eric Schmidt, President Sarkozy or Karen Donfried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.

Follow this link to join the Benefit Committee.

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