updated-thumbnail-copy50th Joseph Wharton Award Gala: Terrific Evening featuring.......

Six amazing honorees, great networking at reception, superb Michelin-honored cuisine. Warm spirit of the evening captured in engaging video and photographs of what was truly a golden evening for all attendees

  • These were our outstanding Honorees:
    • Marla J. Blow, W’93, President & Chief Operating Officer, Skoll Foundation (2d from right)
    • Edmund L. Green, CPA, EMTM’01, Managing Director, KPMG, LLP (left, above)
    • Hon. Isabella Casillas Guzman, W’92, 27th Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (3rd from right, above)
    • Eli M. Rosenbaum, Esq., W’76, WG’77; Corporate Litigator, Author & Director, Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice (right, above)
    • Kathryn Kithas Stewart, WG’88, Founder & Managing Partner, Cranbrook Capital (3rd from left)
    • Wade Tetsuka, CPA, W’85
      President & Founder, U.S. Transactions Corporation (2d from left, above)
    To learn more about them, please CLICK HERE
    • For more information about the venue, menu and more, CLICK HERE
  • To view photographs of the Golden Gala (or order top quality prints of any of them, printed without the watermark shown on this), CLICK HERE
  • And to view the video, CLICK HERE.
    • This is the index of the evening's festivities, as highlighted on the video.
    • Time: Starting & Ending



      0:00 – 2:00



      2:00 -

      Welcome: Alan Schlaifer, President, Wharton Club of DC


      18:35 - 19:00

      Introduction: Marla J. Blow, W’93

      President and COO

      Skoll Foundation


      Marla J. Blow – Acceptance Remarks



      Introduction: Edmund L. Green, EMTM’01

      CPA, Managing Director

      KPMG, LLP


      Edmund L. Green - Acceptance Remarks



      Introduction: Hon. Isabella Casillas Guzman, W’92

      27th Administrator

      US Small Business Administration


      Hon. Isabella Casillas Guzman - Acceptance Remarks



      Introduction: Eli M. Rosenbaum, Esq., W’76, WG’77

      Director, Human Rights Enforcement Strategy & Policy, Criminal Div., U.S. Dept. of Justice; Corporate Litigator, Author


      Eli Rosenbaum - Acceptance Remarks



      Introduction: Kathryn Stewart, WG’88

      Founder & Managing Partner, Cranbrook Capital


      Kathryn Stewart - Acceptance Remarks



      Introduction: Wade W’85, Tetsuka

      CPA, President & Founder, U.S. Transactions Corporation


      Wade Tetsuka - Acceptance Remarks



      Closing Remarks; award of $500 prize to one attendee; goody bags to all

      All award recipients at front of room

  • If you have any suggestions for potentially deserving Wharton or Penn alums to be considered for the 51st Gala, being planned for the Fall of 2022, please call us at (301) 365-8999. Thanks


3:57PM Fri 10 Dec 2021 - 3:57PM Tue 28 Dec 2021, Eastern timezone


Park Hyatt Washington
1201 - 24th St., NW
Washington, DC 20037 USA

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