You and a guest will enjoy a private lunch in New York City with philanthropist and financial expert Stephen Robert, Chairman and Co-CEO of Source of Hope Foundation, where you’ll share a meal and an open conversation on organizing humanitarian relief efforts worldwide.
Stephen Robert and his wife, Pilar Crespi Robert, founded Source of Hope Foundation. Under the Roberts’ leadership, the foundation provides assistance to communities lacking resources such as health care, education, water, food, and micro-financing opportunities. Since its establishment, The Source of Hope Foundation has been involved in many humanitarian efforts in New York City, Ethiopia, Israel, and Palestine, Haiti and Columbia. In addition to sending much-needed resources to struggling communities abroad and in the United States, Source of Hope Foundation also provides relief for those affected by natural disasters. Mr. Robert and the organization continue to research better methods for delivering humanitarian assistance.
Starting as a portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer Fund in 1968, Stephen Robert became President of the Oppenheimer Group in 1979 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1983. In 1997, he sold the Oppenheimer Group to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. In 2005, Mr. Robert joined Renaissance Technologies Corp. as Chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, Renaissance Institutional Management. He was a member of the parent company’s executive committee, as well. In 2008, Mr. Robert left Renaissance to focus on his philanthropic activities on a full-time basis. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen Robert has supported the organization by leading numerous study groups. From 1998 - 2007, Mr. Robert served as Chancellor of Brown University and has been a Trustee or Fellow of the University since 1984. He also offers his time an overseer at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. Stephen Robert is an international director of the U.S. / Middle East Project, a Director of Millennium Promise, and a member of the Foreign Policy Program Leadership Committee at The Brookings Institution. Mr. Robert is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and a Trustee of the New York Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a former Director of the Xerox Corporation and of the NAC Reinsurance Corporation.
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