UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street Dinner raised a record-breaking $27 million for the charity’s annual campaign Monday night at the Hilton New York. The sold-out dinner, which drew a record turnout of more than 1,900 leaders from the Wall Street community, marked 40 years as one of city’s leading philanthropic events.
Steven A. Tananbaum, managing partner and chief investment officer of GoldenTree Asset Management LP, received the Gustave L. Levy Award, a preeminent honor in the industry recognizing a leader in the Wall Street community for both exceptional professional achievements and commitment to UJA-Federation. Andrew V. Rechtschaffen of Greenlight Capital received the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award, which is awarded to an individual whose values and ideas reflect the extraordinary standard set by the late Alan C. “Ace” Greenberg.
Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, delivered the keynote address.
Said Eric Goldstein, UJA-Federation’s CEO: “Because of the support of the Wall Street community, people of every background enjoy programs and services at our local agencies that make their lives immeasurably better: meals for the hungry, camps for children with special needs, opportunities for people of all ages to connect with Jewish life, support for students on college campuses who are confronted with growing BDS and anti-Israel sentiment, and so much more.”