The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding invites you to our 2012 Award Ceremony. This special event takes place on the evening of Monday, May 21st at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
Tanenbaum is a secular, non-sectarian organization working to promote mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious differences and combat prejudice in areas of armed conflict, schools, workplaces, and health care settings. The Award Ceremony is attended by an ethnically and religiously diverse audience of clergy, community leaders, and influential figures in business and government.
This year, Tanenbaum will recognize our distinguished president and founder, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett. Georgette, a widely published author, popular lecturer, broadcast journalist, and public affairs/marketing specialist, is an entrepreneurial leader who inspired all of Tanenbaum’s innovative programs. She has also been nominated for the Templeton Prize, and was selected as a member of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Workplace Diversity Special Expertise Panel. In 2011, she was named one of Women of Wealth magazine’s top 80 mentoring leaders.
Also being honored is Mr. Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent of the PBS NewsHour, who will receive Tanenbaum’s prestigious Media Bridge-Builder Award. Ray is being given the award for years of journalistic excellence and for coverage of divisive religious issues, an arena where he has distinguished himself with publications like his 2006 book The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America.
Dinner Chairs include Howard P. Milstein, Chairman, President & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust, Mark L. Wagar, President and CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Maz Zouhairi, President & CEO, Lalique.
Mandarin Oriental New York, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, N