History, Heroes and Hope Award

2017 Recipient: David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein
May 2017 History, Heroes and Hope Award Recipient


Join us at BALL for THE MALL on Thursday, May 11 as we honor David Rubenstien with the 2017 History, Heroes and Hope Award. Formerly known as our Annual Benefit Luncheon, this year's event will be elevated to an evening gala held right on the National Mall to honor Rubenstein and to celebrate the Trust's 10th Anniversary of our partnership with the National Park Service.

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, with 36 offices around the world. He previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. He also practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman).

Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and of Duke University, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution, Vice-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art and President of the Economic Club of Washington. He also serves on the Boards of the Trustees of University of Chicago, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Museums of American History and Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, among others. A native of Baltimore, Rubenstein is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School. He is married to Alice Rogoff Rubenstein, and they have three grown children.

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