Boys & Girls Harbor E. Harlem Investment Conference

Bringing the investment community together while investing in the future of young people in East Harlem , is responsible business. The concept behind long term growth, parallels the work of the Harbor which works with children beginning at pre-school age and develops educational programs and strategies for life long learning and success.

Harbor Investment Conference proceeds to benefit 73 year old East Harlem nonprofit, Boys & Girls Harbor .

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 12 Noon – 5:00 pm

Co-Chaired by William A. Ackman, Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Management and Mark Axelowitiz, CIMA- Director, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.

J.P. Morgan Chase, 383 Madison Avenue , New York City


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Noon – Boxed Lunch, 1:00 Conference Begins, Informal Reception Follows.

Speakers include: William A. Ackman, Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Management; Bruce Berkowitz, Founder and Managing Member Fairholme Capital Management; David Darst, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Alex Klabin, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Senator Investment Group LP, Mick McGuire, Founder, Marcato Capital Management, LLC, Craig Nerenberg, Managing Member, Brenner West Capital Advisors, LLC, Todd Sullivan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Rand Strategic Partners.

$1,500 * $1,300 is tax deductible. Tickets may be ordered on-line at: www.nycharities.org (search the events calendar for “Harbor Investment Conference 2011).

Boys & Girls history

The history of Boys & Girls Harbor flows directly from the best and noblest elements of American culture. During the mid 1930’s, Anthony Drexel Duke and a few prep school friends took jobs at a camp for disadvantaged and delinquent immigrant boys. Despite his own personal privilege, Tony Duke was a young man unable to ignore social inequity as the nation struggled through the great depression. In 1937 Mr. Duke established his own camp, running during college summer breaks. In 1941 the threat of impending war temporarily stopped the camp, but after the war, and after some of Mr. Duke’s fellow founders lost their lives, he began again to build the Harbor.

The founders, to name just a few, included John Lindsey, who served as Mayor of New York City; Claiborne Pell, who served 36 years in the U.S. Senate; and Paul Moore, who became the Bishop for the Diocese of New York for the Episcopal Church.

Today, under the direction of Thomas Howard, Ed.D, more than 1,300 children and young people benefit from the Harbor’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Education programs; our affiliated Harbor Science and Arts Charter for elementary and middle-school students; the Emily N. Carey Harbor High School; the renowned Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the Raices Latin Music Museum; after-school and summer enrichment programs; college preparation services; and counseling and social/emotional services and referrals. Our comprehensive services offer children from East and Central Harlem and the Bronx access to quality education so desperately needed in these at-risk communities.



The educational enrichment the children gain during their time at the Harbor is vital to their future success, as are the core values that are instilled in them. Through every academic lesson, every music or dance class, or trip to camp, the students are taught to have hope, to believe and to be responsible. Each child learns to believe in himself, to have faith that there is success ahead, and to have a sense of responsibility for himself and for his community. Boys & Girls Harbor gives its graduates not only academic skills but the emotional and spiritual strength they will need to overcome the barriers they are sure to encounter on the way to their dreams.

For more information please visit us on-line at www.theharbor.org.

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