Museum of American Finance to Honor Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. and Brian Moynihan at 2021 Annual Gala

Issued on January 22, 2021

Museum of American Finance to Honor Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. and Brian Moynihan at 2021 Annual Gala

New York, NY – The Museum of American Finance will honor the achievements of two financial leaders in the public and private sectors at its annual Gala on February 22, 2021. This year’s Gala will be held virtually with CNBC On-Air Stocks Editor Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack serving as the masters of ceremony.

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. will receive the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. This award honors leaders whose contributions in the public and private arenas strengthen society and the advancement of the financial industry. Mr. Ferguson joined TIAA as President and CEO in 2008 during the height of the global financial crisis, having previously served as the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System. Under his leadership, TIAA has more than doubled its assets under management to more than $1 trillion, becoming one of the world’s top asset managers, and has created innovative guaranteed lifetime income solutions designed to improve retirement outcomes for millions of Americans. Mr. Ferguson is also a proud champion of inclusion and diversity – within the company and for people everywhere. He has campaigned prominently for broad access to financial advice and planning resources, pushed corporate boards to become more diverse and published widely on the impact of systemic inequities on the economy, health and education. Mr. Ferguson will be introduced by Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

Brian Moynihan will receive the 2021 Schwab Award for Financial Innovation. The Schwab Award recognizes individuals who have transformed the financial services industry and demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing entrepreneurship and free enterprise. As Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, Mr. Moynihan has innovated and transformed Bank of America despite a challenging banking environment this past year. Bank of America is now widely recognized as a powerhouse and leader in global diversity and inclusion, along with philanthropy. Under Mr. Moynihan’s stewardship, the bank’s focus on superior technology represents an essential differentiating factor in propelling Bank of America ahead of the curve. Mr. Moynihan will be introduced by Marc Benioff, Chair, CEO and Co-Founder of Salesforce.

There will be a special presentation to New York University Stern School of Business Professor Richard Sylla, recognizing his retirement as the Museum of American Finance Chairman of the Board and his 30 years of distinguished service to the Museum. Professor Sylla will be introduced by renowned author and historian Niall Ferguson, who is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Proceeds from the 2021 Gala help support all aspects of the Museum of American Finance’s mission to promote financial education by preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history.

Museum of American Finance 2021 Gala Sponsors include:
Platinum: Bank of America, Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund, TIAA
Gold: BlackRock, Davis Polk, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Charles R. Schwab, S&P Global
Silver: Citi, Peter A. Cohen, William H. Donaldson, EY, Fitch Group, Adam Goldstein, John Herzog, InvestCloud Financial Supermarket, Carol Kaimowitz, Glenn Kaufman, Morgan Stanley, Protiviti, Mark Shenkman, Starr Foundation/Starr Companies, Richard Sylla, VanEck, William Penn Foundation

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About the Museum of American Finance
As a socially relevant organization, the Museum of American Finance seeks to improve understanding of the influence of financial institutions and capital markets on the US and global economies, and on individuals’ lives. The nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history educates the public through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events. The Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward financial independence, while encouraging curiosity and discovery. For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on social media.

Media contact:
Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance