The 2010 Annual Awards Reception and Fundraiser “An Evening of Triumph, Giving and Celebration” at The Museum of American Finance
on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 6:00 PM
This will be a high-powered evening with attendees making major moves in the NYC! You can also be a part of the celebration by responding with a pledge using the 2010 Awards Sponsorship Packet.
Honorary Chairperson and Co-Host: David Ushery, Anchor
David Ushery serves as Anchor for the weekend edition of “News 4 New York” and is host of “The Debrief with David Ushery” on New York Nonstop.
Ushery joined WNBC in 2003 from WABC-TV where he held various anchoring and reporting positions during his eleven-year tenure including primary fill-in anchor on the station’s evening newscasts, as well as full-time anchor of the early morning and noon editions of “Eyewitness News.” His high profile reports included extensive coverage following the September 11th terrorist attacks, reports from Toronto and Africa on Pope John Paul II’s visits, and coverage of the Space Shuttle disaster. Ushery also reported extensively on Haiti, traveling to the island several times to cover the area’s political and economic climate. Read More
Co-Host: Stacey Tisdale, Author/Financial Journalist
On air journalist Stacey Tisdale has reported on business and financial issues for more than 15 years. Ms. Tisdale authored a book which was released in September 2007, titled The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money (publisher: John Wiley & Sons). A financial expert, Stacey appears on NBC’s Today Show, and reports for “The American Consumer,” a weekly nationally syndicated show on PBS. Ms. Tisdale is also the U.S. Contributor for Shattered: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, a magazine for professional women.
From 2002 to 2004, Stacey filed business and consumer reports for all of the CNN networks, including, CNN, Headline News and Marketsource which serves more than 600 local stations. Ms. Tisdale also reported for “Inside Africa,” a weekly news magazine show on CNN International. During this period, Stacey Tisdale contributed reports to “Money Talks,” the nationally syndicated program created by BusinessWeek. Read More
2010 Confirmed Honorees are:
John C. Liu, NYC Comptroller
The Honorable John C. Liu was sworn into office as the 43rd Comptroller of the City of New York on January 1, 2010.
From 2001 – 2009, John Liu served as a member of the New York City Council representing District 20 in Queens. Throughout his tenure, he also served as Chair of the Transportation Committee, focusing public policy on the critical role transportation options play in economic development and access to jobs. He also actively served on the Committees on Education, Consumer Affairs, Contracts, Health, Land Use, Lower Manhattan Redevelopment and Oversight & Investigation, as well as on the Executive Board of the Black, Latino….. Read More
J.B. Schramm, Founder, College Summit
J.B. founded College Summit
in 1993 while directing a teen center in the basement of a low-income housing project in Washington, D.C. This year, the organization will work with 160 high schools with 17,000 seniors and 80,000 total students, in 12 states. In recognition of the organization’s impact, College Summit was honored at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2008 as the United States Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation.
For its impact in helping communities raise college enrollment rates for low-income students, College Summit has twice been featured in an annual report on initiatives to diversify higher education by the U.S. Department of Education, received the National …. Read More
Dean Furbush, President, College Summit
Dean joined College Summit
as President in July 2007, after spending six months working with the organization to redesign business systems. Hardly a newcomer to College Summit, Dean was the organization’s Founding Board Chair, and has served on College Summit’s Board of Directors since 1995.
Previously, Dean served as Chief Executive Officer of FreshDirect, after being hired as Chief Operating Officer in 2003. He served at the NASDAQ Stock Market, as Chief Economist and then Executive Vice President of NASDAQ Transaction Services. Before this, Dean was Senior Economist at Economists Incor …. Read More
Donna Sims Wilson, President, M.R. Beale & Company
Donna Sims Wilson is President of M.R. Beal & Company, a leading investment bank specializing in municipal and corporate finance, and equity and fixed income sales and trading. Mrs. Wilson is responsible for the firm’s revenue growth with corporations, public pension plans and institutional asset management firms. She is the primary interface with federal government departments and agencies, collaborating on mortgage related legislation and the country’s economic stimulus strategy.
Mrs. Wilson was previously Executive Vice President and Head of Equity Sales and Trading at M.R. Beal. She first joined the firm in 1991. As Senior Vice President and Director of the Federal Finance Group, she was responsible for the securitization of single family … Read More
The Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake, Greater Allen AME Cathedral
Former U.S. Congressman, the Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake is the senior pastor of the more than 20,000 member Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens, and President of Wilberforce University in Ohio. During his 31-year pastorate, Allen has become one of the nation’s foremost Christian churches and development corporations.
The church and its subsidiary corporations operate with an annual budget of over $34 million. The church also owns expansive commercial and residential developments; a 750-student private school founded by Flake and his wife Elaine, and various commercial and social service enterprises, which has placed it among the nation’s most productive religious and urban development ….. Read More
William E. Rapfogel, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Council
William E. Rapfogel is a lifelong New Yorker and has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty since 1992. During this time, Met Council has quadrupled the number of clients it serves in its array of programs and expanded the scope of anti-poverty efforts.
Mr. Rapfogel’s advocacy has won praise and recognition at national, state and city levels, including personal contributions from the President and First Lady for the past 5 years. Met Council is considered to be cutting edge in its development of best practices and comprehensive services for the needy.
Prior to joining Met Council, Mr. Rapfogel served as Executive Director of the Public Policy and Advocacy Institute for Public Affairs of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of ……Read More
Sheena Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abyssinian Development Corporation
In July 2002, Sheena Wright was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC). A native New Yorker and long-time Harlem resident, Ms. Wright previously served as Chief Operating Officer of ADC.
As CEO of ADC, Ms. Wright leads one of the most successful community and economic development entities in the nation. Since 1989, ADC has been at the helm of improving the quality of life of Harlem residents by providing comprehensive social services, increasing the availability of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities, fostering economic revitalization through small business development and large-scale commercial investments, enhancing educational opportunities for Harlem youth, and increasing the community’s awareness on a myriad of issues through a far-reaching civic engagement unit. Read More
Special Invited Guest: Representative Gregory M. Meeks
Serving the people of New York’s Sixth Congressional District has been the focus of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks’ eleven year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Meeks is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade.
He also serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. Additionally, he has been appointed by Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (MA-4) as the Committee’s designee on the House Working Group on Sovereign Wealth Funds.
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Attn: May 13th