Wall Street Leaders Raise $1.5M for the Museum of American Finance

March 11, 2024

Wall Street Leaders Raise $1.5M for the Museum of American FinanceEmcees Bob Pisani (left) and Consuelo Mack (right) present Howard Marks with the 2024 MoAF Lifetime Achievement Award. Photographer: Alan Barnett

By Alexandra Tremayne-Pengelly, The Observer

The only independent museum in the US dedicated to finance and financial history is getting a seven-figure boost from leaders and institutions across Wall Street.

Around $1.5 million was raised during the Museum of American Finance’s 2024 Gala on March 7, as first reported by Reuters. Honoring industry figures like investor Howard Marks, the museum received funds from Marks’ family foundation and his firm Oaktree Capital Management, in addition to securing support from the likes of Citadel, JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs (GS).

“We know that for the average American, finance can be intimidating and often difficult to understand,” said museum president David Cowen at the event. “We break through this barrier with our programming, which is always free of charge.”

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