2023 Legacy Award Dinner honoring John Mack, former Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley


May 8, 2023
5:45pm - 9:00pm


Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Circle
New York NY

On May 8, 2023, the ABANA Foundation honored John J. Mack, former Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, with the first-ever ABANA Legacy Award, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This award intends to recognize leaders who – over the course of their career – have made an extraordinary impact on the finance and investment industry and positively influenced the US Arab and Middle Eastern community.

In accepting the award, John J. Mack joined a fireside chat with David Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Carlyle, to reflect on his own life and legacy. He was introduced by James Gorman, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley (via video), and Mayree Clark, Independent Director and former Morgan Stanley Executive.

Proceeds from the event raised money for the ABANA Fellowship, through the ABANA Foundation, ABANA’s 501(c)(3) charitable arm. The Fellowship will sponsor rising young talent with a stipend for graduate studies along with access to all ABANA events and a summit designed to inform and connect these fellows to senior professionals in emerging industries.


For more information on the ABANA Fellowship and the Foundation, please click here.  You can also donate to our Fellowship here.


Thank you to our sponsors:


Christy and John Mack



Morgan Stanley

PJT Partners

Tishman Speyer

Colm Kelleher | UBS


Sadek Wahba



Mayree Clark,
Silverleaf Foundation


Stone Point Capital

Ray Dalio Marie Josee and Henry R. Kravis Foundation
Mary Meeker Hutham Olayan and Robert Raucci
David Rubenstein Ruth Porat & Anthony Paduano
Chuck Phillips Thierry Porte





Michael Armstrong Mr. & Mrs Walid A. Chammah
Stephen D’Antonio Kenneth deRegt
R. Bradford Evans Heather Ibrahim-Leathers
Sonny Kalsi/BGO Robert and Sydney Kindler Foundation
Raymond McGuire Terry Meguid
Amal Moussa | Goldman Sachs Amr Nosseir
May Nasrallah, deNovo Partners Joseph Perella
Owen and Jennifer Thomas Jack and Susy Wadsworth


Additional Contributors:


Eden Global Partners LLC The Sexton Family Foundation
Seth Bergstein Michael and Mimi Boublik
Chin Chou Carl A. Contiguglia
Zoe Cruz Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Hamza Fassi-Fehri Henry Fernandez
Spencer Fleischer Calvert Hall
Max Hernstein Joseph Hill
Kathryn Huberty Scott and Nancy Kelley
Laurie & Nigel Key Gary G. Lynch
James O’Brien Stephen Oxman
Craig S. Phillips Nelson S. Walsh




Online registrations are now closed for this event. Contact ABANA at 1 212 599 3030 or rsvp@abana.co for last-minute registrations or questions.