2020 Joseph Wharton Awards
The Wharton Club of New York's 2020 Joseph Wharton Awards season is underway. The Joseph Wharton Awards are presented annually by the Wharton Club of New York to exceptional Wharton alumni who have made resounding and lasting contributions to the business world and to their communities. The Joseph Wharton Awards include:

2020 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.

David Pottruck, Chairman & CEO, Red Eagle Ventures, Inc.

2020 Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership
For the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society.

Dawn Fitzpatrick, Chief Investment Officer, Soros Fund Management

2020 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

Jeffrey Raider, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Harry's, Inc.

2020 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact
For the alumnus who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.

Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Event Details
Please join us in honoring our awardees at the Wharton Club of New York's 2020 Joseph Wharton Awards event which will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 21st. The evening's program will include networking opportunities, the awards ceremony, and access to panel discussions with select current and prior award recipients. Participants will be able to select any or all of the evening's offerings in which to participate.

Wednesday, October 21st: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (ET)

5:30PM – 6:30PM (ET) Networking: Small group sessions moderated by Wharton professors and 1:1 networking opportunities will be offered.
6:30PM – 7:15PM (ET) Awards Ceremony: Last year's winners will present the awards to this year's recipients. Presenters will include:

Pete Nicholas (WG'68)
Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Boston Scientific Corporation

William P. Lauder (W'83)
Executive Chairman & Chairman of the Board
The Estée Lauder Companies

Anjali Sud (W'05)
Vimeo, Inc.

Edward C. Halperin, M.D. (W'75)
Chancellor & CEO
New York Medical College
7:15PM – 8:00PM (ET) Executive Panel Discussions: Panels will feature discussions and Q&A with select current and past Joseph Wharton award winners. Panel discussions will include:
  • Start-Ups and Venture Capital
  • Innovative Finance
  • Healthcare

Register for the 2020 Joseph Wharton Awards.

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