University for a Night brought together 280 leaders from around the world to share ideas and inspiration about working together to create a more prosperous, just, and sustainable world.

We also honored leaders who exemplify what the evening stands for: working together for the common good. The 2016 David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award honorees were Othman Benjelloun and Dr. Leïla Mezian Benjelloun and Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner Odede.

We learned from our honorees about their holistic approaches to development and how they work with a wide range of partners to achieve tremendous impact.

After hearing their inspirational stories, University for a Night participants then turned to our own dinner conversations about how we can work together to address poverty, health, nutrition, the environment, and other critical global issues.

Event Committee

Carlos and Natalia Bulgheroni, Peggy Dulany, Corinne Evens, Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow, Hadeel Ibrahim, Raza Jafar, Antonio Madero, Carlos and Gabriela Rodríguez-Pastor, and Monica Winsor and Joshua Mailman.



Carlos and Natalia Bulgheroni
David Rockefeller
Carlos and Gabriela Rodríguez-Pastor


The Rockefeller Foundation


Ricardo Betancourt and Family
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Charles Butt
Corinne Evens
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow
Raza Jafar
Larry Lunt
Kim Samuel
Monica Winsor and Joshua Mailman


Abby and George D. O’Neill


Felipe Antonio Custer
Hadeel Ibrahim
Antonio Madero
Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Jonathan and Diana Rose