Elizabeth Elting receiving the 2019 Haskins Award

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Haskins Giving Society Award Dinner

A gala award dinner that celebrates NYU Stern’s most loyal and generous supporters.

The annual Haskins Award Dinner is one of NYU Stern's most esteemed and longest-standing events. Since the inaugural dinner in 1980, held at Fifth Avenue's famed St. Regis Hotel, this event has honored the School's most generous donors and the recipient of the Charles Waldo Haskins Award, recognized for outstanding achievement in business and public service.

Haskins Dinner Details

NYU Stern was disappointed to have been unable to host the Haskins Giving Society Award Dinner scheduled for April 23, 2020 in light of circumstances concerning Covid-19. We are grateful to our most generous and loyal donors now as ever, and we look forward to hosting this event once we can gather together safely.

About the 2020 Honoree: David Ko (BS '93)

David KoDavid Ko is the CEO and co-founder of Ripple Health Group. Ripple Health Group (RHG) is an early stage healthtech startup focused on helping people experience healthier lives by connecting them to the care, support, and community they need. Prior to RHG, David was the President, COO and Board Member of Rally Health, a digital health company that develops online and mobile solutions that make it easy for consumers to take charge of their health and health care. Rally’s solutions are currently available to nearly 55 million people through health plans, care providers, and more than 200,000 employers.

Prior to joining Rally, David oversaw all strategy, planning and operations as COO at Zynga, which he helped take public in December 2011. At the time of its IPO, Zynga was the largest social gaming company in the world with over 100 million daily active users. Prior to his work at Zynga, he spent 10 years at Yahoo! in various senior executive roles, including SVP of Yahoo!’s audience, mobile, and local businesses.

David serves on a variety of boards at his alma mater, New York University Stern School of Business, including the Stern Executive Board and Technology advisory board. Through his involvement he helped launch the Andre Koo Tech MBA program and in 2016 he established the NYU Stern Venture Fellows program for aspiring entrepreneurs. He also works as an advisor and investor to a number of companies in Silicon Valley including Calm, the number one app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation.

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Learn about Haskins

The Haskins Giving Society recognizes Stern's most loyal and generous annual supporters. Named after the School’s founding dean, Charles Waldo Haskins, the Haskins Giving Society is an exclusive network of top business leaders who share a dedication to the School.

Member Benefits

Past Charles Waldo Haskins Award Recipients

2019 Elizabeth Elting (MBA '92)
Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation; Co-founder of TransPerfect
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2018 Andrea C. Bonomi (BS '86)
Chairman and Founder of Investindustrial
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2017 Philip L. Milstein (MBA '74)
Principal of Ogden CAP Properties
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2016 Nicolas Berggruen (BS '81)
Chairman of Berggruen Holdings, Inc.; Founder of the Berggruen Institute
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2015 Kenneth I. Chenault
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express Company

2014 Ambassador Carla A. Hills
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants

2013 Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
President Emeritus, Michigan State University; Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York System; Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF; Former Chairman, Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

2012 Michael R. Bloomberg
108th Mayor of the City of New York

2011 Peter G. Peterson
Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

2010 Roger C. Altman
Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners

2009 Judith Rodin
President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Former President, University of Pennsylvania

2008 John W. Snow
Chairman, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and Former United States Secretary of the Treasury

2007 Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, GE

2006 William R. Berkley (BS ’66)
Chairman and CEO, W. R. Berkley Corporation; Chairman, Stern Executive Board, NYU Stern School of Business; Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, New York University

2005 Rudolph W. Giuliani
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Giuliani Partners, LLC; 107th Mayor of the City of New York

2004 Arthur Levitt
Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Citigroup Distinguished Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at NYU Stern

2003 Theodore B. Olson
42nd Solicitor General for the United States

2002 Robert E. Rubin
Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup Inc.; Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury

2001 James R. Schlesinger
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy; Senior Advisor to Lehman Brothers, Inc.

2000 Kenneth G. Langone (MBA '60)
Chairman, President, and CEO
Invemed Associates, LLC

1999 Paul Volcker
Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Former Chairman and CEO, James D. Wolfensohn & Co., Inc.

1998 Richard S. Fuld, Jr. (MBA '72)
Chairman and CEO, Lehman Brothers, Inc.

1997 Alan Greenspan (BS '48, MA '50, PhD '77)
Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

1996 Henry Kaufman (PhD '58)
President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.

Gotham Hall during the 2019 Haskins Dinner

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Haskins Award Dinner 2019 Highlights

Alumni and guests gathered at Gotham Hall for the 40th Annual Haskins Giving Society Award Dinner, a celebration to honor NYU Stern’s most generous donors and their commitment to the School.

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