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.
Thank you to our sponsors:
|Christy and John Mack|
Colm Kelleher | UBS
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|
|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 email@example.com for last-minute registrations or questions.
Sponsorship levels for the ABANA Legacy Award Dinner are listed below. Additional branding sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Legend and Icon sponsors may fill a table of 8-10 at the event on May 8 and are acknowledged in the dinner program, and as inaugural donors of the John J. Mack ABANA Fellowship Program. Legend sponsors will also receive one VIP seat at dinner and four invitations to the pre-dinner Legends Reception, while Icon sponsors receive two invites to the Legends Reception. Sponsors at the Champion and Patron levels will be at joint sponsor tables.
For a detailed list of sponsor benefits, please contact Sawsan Samara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 212 599 3030 ext. 3. To make a donation to the ABANA Foundation benefitting the Fellowship program, you can click here.
|Member Status||Non-Member||Member||Sustaining Member|
- 5:45 pm: Reception
- 6:30 pm: Welcome address from ABANA Chair Amr Nosseir, Senior Advisor, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, followed by dinner and dessert
- 7:25 pm: Video address from James Gorman, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley
- 7:35 pm: Introduction from Mayree Clark, Independent Director and former Morgan Stanley Executive
- 7:40 pm: Fireside chat between John J. Mack and David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Carlyle
- 8:10 pm: Award Presentation
- 9:10 pm: Program Concludes