Financial History 147 Fall 2023 | Page 6

Message to Members

MoAF Creates Traveling Exhibit and Welcomes Members Back to In-Person Programs

This fall , I am excited to report that we have received funding from the Museum ’ s founder , John Herzog , to create a fullscale traveling exhibit that will be available to tour the country for industry conferences , as well as events and installations at business schools , museums , libraries

Message to Members

David J . Cowen | President and CEO
and corporate offices . This development follows a multi-year project to digitize and catalog our collection , in partnership with Heritage Werks , to make it more publicly available for both virtual and physical exhibitions . To date , approximately 13,000 documents have been processed , with the phase one scanning on schedule to be completed by the end of the year . We expect the traveling exhibit to be available beginning in early 2024 .
In advance of having the full traveling exhibit ready , members of our staff attended the first annual International Money Exposition ( IMEX ) held in Nashville , Tennessee , in late October . There , we showcased 10 highlights from our permanent collection to attendees from around the world ( see article , page 5 ).
I have also been happy to see so many of our members and supporters at in-person programs this fall . With three events at the Fordham Gabelli School ’ s Lincoln Center campus and our first ever wine tasting benefit at ING headquarters in Times Square ( see article , page 6 ), I have enjoyed interacting with many of our long-time supporters , as well as introducing the Museum to new audiences .
For our constituents outside the tristate area , the videos of our live programs with Leon Cooperman and Mario Gabello ( September 7 ), Edmund Phelps and Dick Sylla ( October 10 ) and Rob Arnott and
Consuelo Mack ( October 24 ) are now available on our website at www . moaf . org / videos .
We also have continued to engage larger , global audiences with our daytime virtual events , which recently featured award-winning journalist Diana B . Henriques ( see article , page 10 ); author , professor and financial consultant Joseph Calandro , Jr .; and George Athanassakos , founder and managing director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at the Ivey Business School . Videos of these programs are also available at the link above .
Planning is already underway for our winter and spring programming series . Our “ Retirement A to Z ” Series , presented in partnership with the New York Public
Library ’ s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center , will kick off on Tuesday , January 23 , with an event featuring New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman . This weekly series will continue every Tuesday through mid-March .
Other highlights of the upcoming season are in-person programs with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and journalist Fareed Zakaria , as well as a virtual presentation with financial historian Mark Higgins on his forthcoming book , Investing in US Financial History ( see article , page 14 ). Stay tuned to our website for dates and information on these and other programs .
Also , please save the date of March 7 , 2024 , for our annual Gala , which will be held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in midtown Manhattan . Additional information on this benefit , including an announcement of our honorees , will be forthcoming shortly .
Photograph from the October 24 event with Rob Arnott , in conversation with Consuelo Mack . Left to Right : David Cowen , Rob Arnott , Consuelo Mack , Fordham Gabelli Center Director Jim Kelly and MoAF Board Chair Peter Cohen .
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