Law and Public Policy

FRIDAY FACES: Vanguard Hosts Philanthropist David Rubenstein

March 21, 2014  • Mary Grace Pellegrini, Guest Blogger


The Vanguard Chapter of the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows (SOF) recently hosted David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, for an informal roundtable with the Washington, DC, chapter to discuss “Changing Global Markets, Investments, Leadership, and Citizenship.” Institute Vice President and Executive Director of National Programs Eric L. Motley welcomed Rubenstein, who sat in conversation with Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

During the early portion of the evening, Isaacson interviewed Rubenstein about a range of subjects, from his philanthropic approach of patriotic giving to thoughts on the US economy, hallmarks of great entrepreneurs, and interviewing styles. The Vanguard Fellows asked questions and interacted with Rubenstein in this informal setting.

Despite bad weather that prevented Vanguard founder Lauren McCloskey Elston from joining, the group was pleased to have participants gather from the DC region, as well as New York and Chicago.

The Vanguard Chapter provides younger donors the opportunity to engage in inspiring and stimulating conversation with like-minded peers, while being a part of the larger Society of Fellows program. They enjoy all the privileges of Fellows and actively participate in the speaker luncheons, discussion receptions, roundtables, and seminars offered throughout the year in Aspen, CO; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; and Wye, MD. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Patrick Kelly at (970) 544-7924.

Mary Grace Pellegrini is assistant to Aspen Institute Vice President and Executive Director of National Programs, Eric L. Motley.