University for a Night 2013, Monday, May 5, 5:30-9:30pm in New York City

University for a Night 2013 brought together more than 340 participants from more than two dozen countries to share experience, ideas, and inspiration about how people and institutions from different places and parts of society can work together to solve poverty and other complex problems.

Following an opening reception, the evening began with presentation of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award to entrepreneur, philanthropist and 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg.

We then heard remarks from Mayor Bloomberg on his philanthropy and experienced a performance on Defining One’s Own Path by philanthropist, author and Emmy Award-winning musician Peter Buffett of the NoVo Foundation.

University for a Night concluded with table discussions led by our Distinguished Faculty -- leaders and experts from around the world the world.

Thanks to all participants, sponsors and supporters, Mayor Bloomberg, Peter Buffett, and David Rockefeller for helping make the event a success.

Video: Highlights of Remarks by Michael R. Bloomberg
Video: Highlights of performance by Peter Buffett
Dinner Discussion Topics | Printable Program | Photo Gallery




David Rockefeller, Sr.
Rockefeller Foundation

Kim Samuel


Charles Butt
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow
Vincent and Anne Mai

Josh Mailman and Monica Winsor
Carlos and Gabriela Rodríguez-Pastor
Walk Free


Stanley, Marion, Paul, Sara, David, Eddie and Sharon Bergman
William Bohnett
Raymond Chambers, the MCJ Amelior Foundation

Petr Chitipakhovyan
Claudia Cisneros
Strive Masiyiwa
George and Abby O’Neill
Rockefeller & Co


Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
JPMorgan Chase

Michael Rennie and Brigitte Ross
Robert C. L. Timpson, Jr.


James M. Brasher III
Diego Bronfenmayer
Kim Brizzolara
Roxanne Cason
Mireya Cisneros
Susan Davis and Claudia Slacik
Vuslat Doğan Sabancı
William H. Draper
Robert H. Dunn
Katie Ford
GAIN - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Nili Gilbert
Give to Colombia, Inc.
Michelle Gowdy, Dupont Pioneer
Louise Gresham
Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès
Cynthia Guyer

Hand in Hand South Africa
John Heller and Silvia Siller
Mayra Hernández
Raza Jafar
Lucy Jarvis
Mary´s Gone Crackers
Felipe Medina
Peter Miscovich
Enrique Muñoz
Jonathan Pierce and Jasper Rischen
Pro Mujer
David and Susan Rockefeller
Mark Rubin
Washington SyCip
Theda & Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation
Sarah L. Timpson
Mei Ye
Francisco Yong

For More Information

Contact Amanda Hoshimov at or +1-646-963-2109.

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