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The Wharton Club of New York Joseph Wharton Award recipients are alumni who are recognized for their tremendous accomplishments, leadership and professional excellence.

2018 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni will be honored at the 2018 Joseph Wharton Dinner which will take place on October 11 at The University Club of New York.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Arthur D. Collins, Jr., WG'73
Retired Chairman & CEO
Medtronic, Inc.

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership

For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Jonathan Gray, W'92
President & Chief Operating Officer
Blackstone

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact

For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Anne Welsh McNulty, WG'79
Managing Partner, JBK Partners
President, McNulty Foundation
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership

For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Kunal Bahl, W'06, Eng'06
Co-Founder and CEO
Snapdeal
 
   
2017 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2017 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 19th at the JW Marriott Essex House.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
James S. Riepe, W'65, WG'67, HON'10
Senior Advisor and Retired Vice Chairman
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership

For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Victoria B. Mars, WG'84
Former Chairman, Board of Directors
Mars, Incorporated.

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact

For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, WG'83
Author
The Black Swan, Fooled By Randomness
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership

For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Jesse Pujji, W'06, C'06
Co-Founder and CEO
Ampush
 
Nick Shah, W'06
Co-Founder and COO
Ampush
   

2016 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2016 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 6th at the JW Marriott Essex House.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Jay Baker, W’56
Former President
Kohl’s

 

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Phebe Novakovic, WG’88
Chairman and CEO
General Dynamics Corporation

 

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Eric Adler,WG’96
Co-Founder & Chairman
The SEED Foundation
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.  
 
Jake Schwartz, WG’08
Co-Founder and CEO
General Assembly  

        
   

2015 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2015 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 2nd at the Metropolitan Club.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Howard S. Marks, W’67
Co-Chairman
Oaktree Capital Management

 

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Ken Moelis, W’80, WG’81
Founder, Chairman
CEO, Moelis & Company

 

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.

 
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, W'79
Mayor of Philadelphia



 

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.  
 
Slava Rubin, W’00
Co-Founder and CEO
Indiegogo

 
   

2014 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2014 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 2nd at the Metropolitan Club.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Robert Crandall, WG'60
Former Chairman
American Airlines

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
 
Alex Gorsky, WG'96
Chairman and CEO
Johnson & Johnson
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Durreen Shahnaz, WG'95
Founder and Chairperson
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Shujog


 

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.  
 
Neil Blumenthal, WG'10
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Warby Parker


Dave Gilboa, WG'10
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Warby Parker
   

2013 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2013 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 4th at the Essex House Hotel.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Ronald O. Perelman, W'64, WG'66
Chairman & CEO
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Jacob Wallenberg, W'80, WG'81
Chairman
Investor AB
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
D. Wayne Silby, W’70
Founding Chair
Calvert Social Funds

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.

 
Brett Hurt, WG’99
Co-founder, Former CEO and Vice Chairman
Bazaarvoice
   

2012 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2012 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on place on October 4th at the Essex House Hotel.

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Brian L. Roberts, W'81
Chairman and CEO
Comcast Corporation
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Leonard A. Lauder, W'54
Chairman Emeritus
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
 

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
David B. Nash, MD, WG'86
Dean
Jefferson School of Population Health

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.

 
Ivanka Trump, W'04
Executive Vice President Development & Acquisitions
The Trump Organization
   

2011 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

 These alumni were honored at the 2011 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 6th at the Metropolitan Club.

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Jay Fishman, W'74, WG'74
Chairman and CEO
Travelers Companies

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Peter Lynch, WG'68
Vice Chairman
Fidelity Management and Research

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Dr. Mehmet Oz, WG'86, M'86
Host
The Dr. Oz Show

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Nathaniel Turner, W'08
Co-Founder
Invite Media
   

2010 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2010 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on September 29th at the Metropolitan Club.

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Dr. Henning Schulte-Noelle, WG'73
Chairman- Supervisory Board
Allianz SE

Joseph Wharton Award for Life Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
James David Power III, WG'59
Founder
J.D. Power and Associates

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Dr. Rajiv Shah, PhD'05
Administrator
United States Agency for International Development

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.  
 
Farhad Mohit, WG’96
Founder and CEO
DotSpots
   

2009 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2009 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 1st at the Jumeirah Essex House.

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Robert S. Kapito Robert S. Kapito, W'79
President and Director
BlackRock

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
Ralph J. Roberts Ralph J. Roberts, W'41, Hon'05
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Comcast Corporation

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
George A. Weiss George A. Weiss, W'65
Founder
Say Yes to Education

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Jeff Fluhr Jeff Fluhr, W'96 En'96
Founder and Former CEO
StubHub.com
   

2008 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2008 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on October 2nd at the Pierre Hotel.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.
 
William Mack William Mack, W '61
Founder and Managing Partner
Apollo Real Estate Advisors

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
James S. Tisch James S. Tisch, WG '76
President and Chief Executive Officer
Loews Corporation

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Michelle Peluso Michelle Peluso, W '93
President & Chief Executive Officer
Travelocity Global

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Gene Falk Gene Falk, WG '80
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Mothers2Mothers
   

2007 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2007 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on September 27th at The Pierre.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.

 
Jon M. Huntsman Jon M. Huntsman, W’59, H'96
Founder and Chairman
Huntsman Corporation

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society. 
 
Steven A. Cohen Steven A. Cohen, W’77
Chairman and Founder
SAC Capital Advisors LLC

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Caren S. Franzini Caren S. Franzini
Chief Executive Officer
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA)

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Adtya Mittal Aditya Mittal
Chief Financial Officer
Member of Group Management Board ArcelorMittal
   

2006 Joseph Wharton Award Recipients

These alumni were honored at the 2006 Joseph Wharton Dinner which took place on September 28th at the Rainbow Room.

Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement
For the Wharton alumnus who has had tremendous positive and sustained impact on business and society over the course of their careers.

 
Alvin V. Shoemaker Alvin V. Shoemaker, W'60 HON'95
Chairman
Board of First Boston, Inc. & First Boston Corporation

Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.
 
Harold McGraw III Harold McGraw III, WG'76
Chairman
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.
 
Josh Kopelman Josh Kopelman W'93
Managing Director
First Round Capital

Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.
 
Connie K. Duckworth Connie K. Duckworth
President and Chairman
Arzu, Inc