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An Evening With Vernon Jordan was a live-to-tape, one-on-one interview with esteemed civic and business leader Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., conducted by veteran PBS-TV news journalist Gwen Ifill. Taped on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at New York City’s The New York Times Center, the program featured presentations by award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; American Express Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Chenault; and Xerox Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns. Rodrick Dixon performed several musical numbers throughout, including “A Song for You” and “Make Them Hear You.”

Through personal narration, archival photos and news clips, An Evening With Vernon Jordan traced Jordan’s path from his civil rights activism in the South through his leadership of the National Urban League in the 1980s to his chairmanship of the Clinton presidential transition team. Advice on mentoring and leadership were interwoven throughout. Entertaining and enlightening, An Evening With Vernon Jordan was a night not to be forgotten!

HistoryMaker

Bloomberg PhilanthropiesThe Broad FoundationTarget CorporationXerox Corporation

StarMaker

Robert A. DayMarie-Josee & Henry KravisAmerican Express CompanyAmerican Airlines

DreamMaker

  • AARP
  • Gwen & Gerald Adolph
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Katherine & David Bradley
  • Toni & Dwight Bush
  • Michelle L. Collins
  • Earnest Partners, LLC
  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Tamara L. Harris Foundation
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • JCPenney Company, Inc.
  • James A. Johnson
  • Lazard
  • Lynton Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • News Corp
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Rattner Family Foundation
  • The Rock Creek Group
  • Vicki & Roger Sant
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Stellex Capital Management
  • Verizon Communications
  • VIACOM

WishMaker

  • Aetna
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Altman Kazickas Foundation
  • Ariel Investments, LLC
  • Asbury Automotive Group
  • Charles N. Atkins
  • Hillary & Tom Baltimore
  • BET Networks
  • Emily Bloomfield & Byron Auguste
  • Francisco L. Borges
  • Martina Lewis Bradford
  • Buffy & William Cafritz
  • Ted Childs, LLC
  • Credit Suisse
  • GE Foundation
  • General Motors Company
  • Howard University
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Ludwig Family Foundation
  • Jamie & Michael Lynton
  • Raymond J. McGuire
  • Dana Davis Mitchell & James Mitchell, Jr.
  • Northern Trust Company
  • Amelia T. & Adebayo O. Ogunlesi
  • Gary W. Parr
  • The RLJ Companies
  • RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Southern Company
  • Sprint
  • Elizabeth & George Stevens, Jr.
  • Time Warner Inc.
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Lloyd G. Trotter
  • The Williams Capital Group, L.P.
  • David S. Williams
  • Elaine & James Wolfensohn
  • Adina & Woody Young

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Edythe & Eli Broad
  • Kenneth M. Jacobs
  • Kim Koopersmith
  • Richard Parsons
  • Franklin Thomas

Event Chairs

  • Ursula Burns
  • Kenneth Chenault 
  • James A. Johnson
  • William M. Lewis, Jr.

 

 

Event Co-Chairs

  • Katherine & David Bradley
  • Robert Day
  • Marie-Josée & Henry Kravis 
  • Vicki & Roger Sant 
  • Elizabeth & George Stevens, Jr.
  • Laysha Ward
  • Elaine & James Wolfensohn

Benefit Committee

  • Vickee & Barry Adams
  • Gwen Adolph
  • Priscilla Hill Ardoin
  • Marilyn F. Booker
  • Toni Bush
  • Joseph Cahalan
  • Michelle L Collins 
  • Cynthia & Mercer Cook
  • Edith Cooper & Robert Taylor
  • Jessica C. Isaacs
  • Jack Martin
  • Raymond J. McGuire
  • James Mitchell, Jr.
  • Robert Raben
  • Al B. Reid
  • Sandra Richards
  • Janice Cook Roberts & Richard Roberts
  • Marva Smalls
  • Theodore V. Wells, Jr.
  • Alicin Williamson

Date and Time

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Location

The New York Times Center
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
United States