University for a Night 2015 - Wednesday, May 6 in New York City

University for a Night 2015 brought together more than 350 leaders to share ideas and inspiration about working together to create a more sustainable, just, and prosperous world.

Video: Angélique Kidjo receives David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award and sings Video: Ratan N. Tata receives David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
Video: Ratan N. Tata in conversation with Peggy Dulany Photo gallery
We also used the occasion to honor two outstanding global citizens with the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards:
  • Angélique Kidjo, West African singer and songwriter, activist, UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, and founder of the Batonga Foundation
  • Ratan N. Tata, global business and philanthropic leader, Chair of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, and former Chairman of the Tata Group.

The evening concluded with dinner discussions led by our Distinguished Faculty exploring a wide range of innovative approaches to poverty, the environment, health, nutrition, and other critical global issues.

Synergos thanks our sponsors, Distinguished Faculty, honorees, and all participants for making the eveing a success.


Carlos and Natalia Bulgheroni
David Rockefeller
Carlos and Gabriela Rodríguez-Pastor
The Samuel Family Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Peggy Dulany
Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons
The Rockefeller Foundation

Charles Butt
Corinne Evens
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow
Bertha González
Raza Jafar
Vincent and Anne Mai
NoVo Foundation
Monica Winsor and Joshua Mailman

Loreen Arbus
George and Abby O´Neill

Stanley, Marion, Paul, Sara, Eddie and Sharon Bergman
Marcos de Moraes
Colleen and Robert D. Haas
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Mayra Hernández González
Vijay and Marie Goradia Charitable Foundation
Mr. Nand Khemka and Princess Jeet Nabhi Khemka
Antonio Madero
Patrick Parring

Eyal and Yael Aronoff William H. Bohnett Ray Chambers and the MCJ Amelior Foundation Arnold Hiatt J.P. Morgan Private Bank Uday Khemka Marnie S. Pillsbury Fund Michael Rennie Robert C. L. Timpson, Jr. Sarah L. Timpson Trivedi Family Foundation

Afrika Tikkun USA Maite Arango The B Team Roberto Baquerizo Janet Besso Becker James M. Brasher III Kim Brizzolara Judith Bruce Marcia and Herb Dunn Robert Dunn Sally Dyer James Ferrari Nilizandr Gilbert Anna Ginn The Heller Foundation David Issroff Deborah B. Landesman John and Meryl Lavine Laurel Lucey Hawley McAuliffe David Montero-Rosen Xerxe Mullan Cherie Nursalim Özyein Family Michael Rennie Susan and David Rockefeller Rockefeller & Co. Shelley and Donald Rubin Shared Interest Adele Simmons Dinyar Wadia Mei Ye

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