On Monday, March 30, 2015 fifteen participants from the CUP Fellows Program and CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation, with Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Ms. Harris shared her perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back. To view the photos from the event, please click here.
8TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP GALA
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Council of Urban Professionals hosted its 8th Annual Leadership Gala, where we honored four distinguished leaders who are making significant strides toward advancing diversity and inclusion:
CREATIVE VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AWARD
President of Twentieth Century Fox Animation
President, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Brennon Marcano, CUP Executive Director, presenting the
Creative Visionary Leadership Awards
to Vanessa Morrison, President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation (left) & Nancy Utley, President, Fox Searchlight Pictures (right)
CIVIC & EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Selma for Students & The Four Visionary Couples Spearheading The Movement
Accepted by Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of Institutional Client Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Gala Host Mara Schiavocampo, ABC News Correspondent (left), presenting the
Civic & Educational Leadership Award
to Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of Institutional Client Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. (right),
on behalf of Selma for Students & The Four Visionary Couples Spearheading The Movement: Kenneth & Kathy Chenault, Dr. Tony & Robyn Coles, Bill & Carol Lewis, and Charles & Karen Phillips.
CORPORATE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LEADERSHIP AWARD
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Lori Fouché, CEO of Group Insurance at Prudential Financial, Inc. (right), presenting the
Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award
to Judy Rice, Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Investment Management (left),
on behalf of Prudential Financial, Inc.
Click here to watch our 2015 Honorees' tribute videos.
Special thanks to our Gala Host, Mara Schiavocamo, and Gala Chair, Keisha Smith-Jeremie, as well as to our Co-Chairs, Benefit Committee, sponsors, and volunteers for making the evening a great success.
If you were unable to join us at the event, you can still support CUP's fundraising efforts by making a donation on our website.
For information on supporting CUP and/or becoming one of our Corporate Partners, contact Samantha E. Erskine, CUP's Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 CUP FELLOWS GIVE BACK
Volunteerism and philanthropy are an important part of the CUP Fellows Program experience. On April 28, 2015 the 2015 CUP Fellows participated in a volunteer event with Free Arts NYC, decorating gift bags for an upcoming Free Arts Day- an art festival for underserved children. Each month, over 300 at-risk children take part in a Free Arts Day and work with mentors to create art projects.
From Left to Right: Reena Abraham, Jorge Santana, Courtney Andrews, Ari Joseph, Hannah Mayhew, and Jamaal Glenn