University for a Night 2010

University for a Night 2010 offered people from business, government, civil society, and philanthropy a space to learn from each other, to share experiences, and to make connections that will help address global poverty and other critical social issues.

We also used the occassion to honor and hear from two people whose many accomplishments represent what the event is all about. The 2010 recipients of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards were:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hudson Theatre at The Millennium Broadway Hotel 145 West 44th Street, New York City


Cocktail Reception



Welcome & Opening
Robert H. Dunn, President & CEO of Synergos

Special Performance by Sing for Hope: Luciano Berio´s arrangement of Loosin Yelav by Ljova (viola) and Inna Barmash (vocal).

Presentation of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards
Presented to Sir Richard Branson, Founder of  the Virgin Group, by Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, and to Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International, by Josh Mailman, Managing Partner of Serious Change.

Plenary Discussion
With Sir Richard Branson, Zainab Salbi, and Peggy Dulany, Founder of Synergos; with audience Q&A.



Dinner Table Discussions
Focused on specific topics and led by our Distinguished Faculty: over 50 leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector from around the world.


Event Underwriter
Instituto Rukha
Instituto Rukha


Carlos Bulgheroni
David Rockefeller
The Rockefeller Foundation


Charles Butts
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow  
Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt
Vincent and Anne Mai
John C. Whitehead


William Bohnett
Raymond Chambers and the MCJ Amelior Foundation
Mannheim LLC
George and Abby O´Neill
Carlos Rodríguez-Pastor and Gabriela Perez Rocchietti
Kim Samuel Johnson
Monica Winsor and Josh Mailman
Strive and Heather Masiyiwa
Open Society Institute
UN Foundation

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