2015 buildOn Gala
November 12, 2015

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buildOn Gala: November 12, 2015

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West and 79th Street
New York, NY

6:30pm – Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:30pm – Dinner and Program

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John M. Angelo – Co-founder and CEO, Angelo, Gordon & Co.

John Angelo is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Angelo, Gordon & Co. He manages the firm’s growth and is focused on its strategic direction. A pioneer in the management of distressed securities and convertible arbitrage funds, John began his finance career in 1966 working on the bond floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He was associated with L.F. Rothschild for 18 years where he managed the firm’s proprietary capital in world markets with particular emphasis on convertible securities, options, futures and distressed securities. John became a partner in 1975, and Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of the public company in 1985. John received his B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University.


Leon G. “Lee” Cooperman – Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.

At the end of 1991, following 25 years of service, Lee retired from his positions as a General Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management to organize and launch an investment-management business, Omega Advisors, Inc. At Goldman Sachs, Lee spent 15 years as a Partner and one year (1990-1991) as of-counsel to the Management Committee. In 1989, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer of the firm’s equity product line, managing the GS Capital Growth Fund, an open-end mutual fund, for one-and-a-half years. Prior to those appointments, Lee had spent 22 years in the Investment Research Department as Partner-in-charge, Co-Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee and Chairman of the Stock Selection Committee. Lee received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his undergraduate degree from Hunter College. Lee and his wife, Toby, have two sons and three grandchildren.

This incredible evening brings together more than 900 corporate executives and community leaders to recognize the work of buildOn here in the United States and around the world while raising critical resources to support our programs.

For more information contact Marc Friedman at (203) 357-3716 or marc.friedman@buildon.org

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