The De La Salle Medal Dinner, held each year in New York City, is Manhattan College's biggest fundraising event.
De La Salle Medal Dinner
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, NYC | 6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Dinner
The College's first alumna to be honored with the De La Salle Medal
Eileen K. Murray '80, Hon.D.Sc. '15, Co-CEO, Bridgewater Associates, LP
Eileen Murray is Co-CEO at Bridgewater Associates, LP, the largest hedge fund in the world, and a member of the Management Committee. She joined the firm in 2009, having held positions at the senior-most levels of leadership at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.
Ms. Murray was elected to the Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in 2016. She is also a member of the Board of the Irish Arts Center (An Claidheamh Soluis). She served on the Business Council for International Understanding and on many boards, including the YMCA of Greater New York, the Governors of Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Inwood House in Upper Manhattan, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, OMGEO, the American Women’s Economic Development Corporation, the Trustees of Manhattan College, her alma mater, which awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree in 2015.
She was named one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by Hedge Fund Journal in 2013, and was twice cited by U.S. Banker Magazine one of the “Most Powerful Non-Bank Women in Banking.” Ms. Murray was invited to join the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and was named Irish America Magazine’s “Business 100 Best and Brightest Leaders” in 2016. She has received the Women’s Bond Club Merit Achievement Award, Legal Momentum’s Aiming High Award, the Urban Stages Humanitarian Award, the YMCA of Greater New York’s Arts & Letters Award for Outstanding Leadership and was honored as the “Afterschool Champion” by the Partnership for After School Education in New York City.
Stephen J. Squeri '81, Vice Chairman, American Express Company
As Vice Chairman of American Express, Steve leads several of American Express' key businesses, as well as its shared services organization. Working closely with the CEO on a range of company-wide initiatives, he is a member of the Officers' Group, which oversees the company's strategic direction and makes key policy decisions affecting the company overall.
Before joining American Express in 1985, Steve spent four years as a management consultant at Arthur Andersen and Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Manhattan College.
In addition to serving on the American Express Global Business Travel Board of Directors, Steve currently sits on the boards of J.Crew Group, Inc. and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Valerie Fund and Manhattan College. He also serves as a member of the Board of Governors for Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School.
Steve and his wife Tina live in New Jersey, and together they have four daughters.