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UJA-Federation of New York's Wall Street Division Presents Its Premiere Philanthropic Event, The Wall Street Dinner, Honoring Peter W. May and Michael B. Nierenberg

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December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010 (New York, NY) – More than 1,100 financial professionals, prominent business leaders, and philanthropists will honor Peter W. May, president and founding partner of Trian Fund Management, and Michael B. Nierenberg, managing director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, at The Wall Street Dinner, to be held at The New York Hilton, Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street in New York City, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, with press check-in at 5:45 p.m., reception at 6:30 p.m., and after-party at 7:45 p.m. This event, organized by UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division, is one of New York City’s most important and prestigious philanthropic events raising more than $175 million dollars in the past 10 years.

David Moore, CEO of Moore Holdings and professional comedian, will emcee the event. Natan Sharansky, chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, will address the crowd with a keynote address.

Peter W. May will receive the Gustave L. Levy Award. Considered a pre-eminent honor in the industry, this award recognizes a leader in the Wall Street community for both exceptional professional achievement and an enduring commitment to UJA-Federation. Previous honorees of the Gustave L. Levy Award include John A. Paulson, Gary D. Cohn, Richard A. Friedman, Daniel S. Och, Morris W. Offit, Michael Minikes, Leon M. Wagner, and Jeffrey B. Lane.

Michael B. Nierenberg will receive the Young Leadership Award. The Wall Street Young Leadership Award recognizes a professional who demonstrates exemplary leadership, a steadfast commitment to the community, and continued generosity to UJA-Federation.  Previous honorees of the Young Leadership Award include Marc S. Lipschultz, Jonathan M Harris, Larry Robbins, Scott S. Prince, Alexandra Lebenthal, and Ricky Sandler.

Philanthropists and business leaders saluting the honorees include honorary chairs Alan C. Greenberg, vice chairman emeritus at JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Jerry W. Levin, chairman and chief executive officer of Wilton Brands Inc.; Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein of Central Synagogue; James S. Tisch, chief executive officer of Loews Corporation; with dinner chairs Dr. Kenneth L. Davis, president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Nelson Peltz, chief executive officer and founding partner of Trian Fund Management; along with Wall Street Division Senior Chair Larry Robbins, chief executive officer of Glenview Capital Management, and Investment Management Division Senior Chair Daniel S. Och, chief executive officer of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

WHAT:
UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division’s Wall Street Dinner   

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
5:45 p.m. press check-in
6:30 p.m. reception
7:45 p.m. after party

WHERE:
New York Hilton Hotel
Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street
New York, NY

RSVP:
Lindsey Kinast, UJA-Federation of New York
1.212.836.1884

Press Credentials Required For Admittance

About UJA-Federation of New York

The world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.