Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 Harry Edmonds Awards Gala for International House

Last night the 2012 Harry Edmonds Gala for International House was held at the St Regis Hotel in NYC, raising more than $430,000.

International House was conceived by the late YMCA official Harry Edmonds following a chance encounter with a lonely Chinese graduate student in 1909. The philanthropy of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Cleveland H. Dodge family led to its construction at 500 Riverside Drive in 1924.

Described as a mini United Nations, "I-House" attracts graduate students from around the world, bringing them all together where they meet, experience cross-cultural exchange and leadership training, and form friendships that last a life time.

James Gorman, the Chairman & CEO of Morgan Stanley who resided at I-House while attending Columbia Business School, was honored along with Stanley M. Rumbough Jr., a Life Trustee of I-House, and the Lee Foundation of Singapore.

Former US Federal Reserve Chair Paul A. Volcker, who presented the award to Gorman, was himself acknowledged for his 14 years of service as Chairman of International House.

After the awards presentation everyone took to the dance floor and some of the students showed off their moves.

To view all the photos please click on this link International House 2012

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