For more than 50 years, HBS alumni have gathered annually to honor prominent business and community leaders. Funds raised from the dinner help the Club to fulfill the School’s mission to Educate Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World. Dinner proceeds support the Club’s operations and pro bono programs, as well as scholarships and stipends for MBA students and Executive Education scholarships for nonprofit leaders who would otherwise not be able to attend Harvard Business School.
– Chair Circle at $100,000: Includes a prominent mention on the invitation and in the evening’s printed journal; the most select table location for 10 guests; name or company name etched on the Honoree’s award; a complimentary journal ad with premium cover position; name or corporate logo on video screen.
– Vice Chair Circle at $50,000: Includes a prominent mention on the invitation and in the evening’s printed journal; premium table location for 10 guests; name or company name etched on the Honoree’s award; a complimentary full page black & white journal ad; name or corporate logo on video screen.
– President Circle at $25,000: Includes listing on the invitation and in the evening’s printed journal; preferred table location for 10 guests; a complimentary full page black & white journal ad; name or corporate logo on video screen.
– Executive Circle at $10,000: Includes listing in the evening’s printed journal; seating for 2 guests; a complimentary half page black & white journal ad.
If you have any questions or for assistance in purchasing a table/journal ads or to make a contribution, please contact the Benefit Office at 347-545-1844 or HBSCNY@cmevents.net.
Sr. Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity, Blackstone
Mr. Prakash A. Melwani is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and is based in New York. He is Chief Investment Officer of the Private Equity Group and chairs each of its Investment Committees. Blackstone is the largest alternative investment firm in the world managing over $450 billion for pension and sovereign wealth funds. Mr. Melwani received a First Class Honors degree in Economics from Cambridge University, and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow. Mr. Melwani serves as a Director of Ascend Learning, Crocs, RGIS Inventory Specialists and Blackstone strategic partner, Patria. Mr. Melwani sits on the Board of St. Bernard’s School in New York City and The Akanksha Fund. He serves on the Board of Cambridge in America and President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group
Recipient of the Business Statesman Award
Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S.; as well as member of the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) one of the largest publicly traded investors, owners and operators of single-family homes in the U.S.
From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company he founded in 1995. During his tenure, he built Starwood Hotels into one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, employing more than 120,000 people with 895 properties in 100 countries.
Mr. Sternlicht serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and the Real Estate Roundtable. Additionally, he formally served as Chairman of the Board and is currently a Board member of The Robin Hood Foundation, and also serves on the Boards of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht also served as the HBSCNY 2013 Leadership Dinner Chair.
Barry Sternlicht received his BA, magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
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