Wall Street dinner

Federation’s Push To Young Wall Streeters

High-powered dinner nets a record $26 million haul, but charity officials stressing youth.

12/10/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

At UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street Dinner last week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan made a surprise appearance and told a story about being in the Conclave in Rome to choose the new pope. Outgoing NYPD chief Ray Kelly served as the keynote speaker. Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, a man with such a high profile that he was portrayed in the HBO film “Too Big to Fail,” accepted the Gustave L. Levy Award recognizing vision and generosity.

Loews Corp.’s James Tisch, left, Soros Fund Management’s David Wassong, Goldman Sach’s Lloyd Blankfein. Michael Priest Photograp

With Sandy In Mind, Bloomberg Praises New York's Federation

Mayor keynotes at annual Wall Street Dinner as guests raise $4.5 million.

12/11/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

One of the major reasons New Yorkers will overcome the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy is because of UJA-Federation of New York and its network of agencies, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the organization’s annual Wall Street Dinner Monday night.

Speaking to more than 1,500 guests, the largest turnout in the event’s history, Bloomberg added that the network’s ability to “act quickly” and to “come through” makes the federation an “important partner” in the recovery process.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking this week at UJA-Federation’s Wall Street Dinner. Photos by Chloe Apple Seldman/Michael Priest

Despite Economy, Wall Streeters Deliver

Annual UJA-Federation dinner raises $22 million.

12/20/2011
Jewish Week Correspondent

The speeches atUJA-Federation of New York’s annual Wall Street Dinner this week included references to the economic fear and uncertainly among the city’s financial professionals, many of whom are expecting large reductions in their end-of-year bonuses. Even the event’s emcee, actress Susie Essman, couldn’t help but touch on Occupy Wall Street, greeting the nearly 1,200 professionals, business leaders and philanthropists who came to the dinner as the “1 percent — or, should I say, the 0.1 percent.”

UJA-Federation honorees Paul J. Taubman, left, of Morgan Stanley, and Scott L. Shleifer, of Tiger Global Management.
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