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MoAF Newsletter

February 2, 2023

Museum Finance Academy

Fall 2023 MFA Scholarship Recipients

The Museum is proud to announce that Krish Bhandari, James Henry Cornell, Amin Ibrahim, Luna Vilarino and Yuting Zou have earned merit scholarships as top achievers in the Fall 2023 semester of the Museum Finance Academy. 

The MFA is a FREE five session personal finance certificate course for 11th and 12th graders with the goal of teaching students to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings, establishing financial goals and learning to avoid scams. The Museum is deeply appreciative of Con Edison’s generous sponsorship of this program.

Read more about our exceptional student winners here.

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

Alan Blinder on "A Monetary and Fiscal History of the United States, 1961-2021"
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Alan Blinder, one of the world’s most influential economists and one of the field’s best writers, discusses his latest book, in conversation with renowned economic historian and former MoAF Chairman Richard Sylla. In A Monetary and Fiscal History of the United States, 1961–2021, Blinder draws on his deep firsthand experience to provide an authoritative account of 60 years of monetary and fiscal policy in the United States.

Watch video.


MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

Bradford DeLong on "Slouching Towards Utopia"
Thursday, February 23, 2023 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Watch our event with economist Bradford DeLong, as he speaks on his award-winning new book. Slouching Towards Utopianamed a "Best Book of 2022" by the Financial Times–tells the story of how an unprecedented explosion of material wealth occurred, how it transformed the globe and why it failed to deliver us to utopia. Of remarkable breadth and ambition, it reveals the last century to have been less a march of progress than a slouch in the right direction.

Watch event video.

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

Sebastian Mallaby on "The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future"
Thursday, March 2, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Watch our event with New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Mallaby, as he speaks on his latest book. The Power Law is the astonishingly frank and intimate story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture-capital firms—and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy.

Watch event video.

Annual Gala

2023 Gala Honoring Robert D. Arnott, Vincent J. Viola, Mark R. Shenkman and Carol Loomis
Monday, March 13, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thank you to everyone who supported the Museum as we honored the achievements of Robert Arnott, Vincent Viola, Mark Shenkman and Carol Loomis at our 2023 Gala on March 13. This year's Gala resumed as an in-person event, after two years of virtual Galas. CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack served as masters of ceremony.

Watch video here.

Virtual Retirement Series

Retirement A to Z: Financial Education Series for Adults
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Join the Museum, in partnership with the New York Public Library’s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center, for a FREE eight-part series on Retirement Planning. These programs are designed to introduce participants to the many possible sources of retirement income and resources to help them secure their finances for the future. The series is held every Tuesday at noon from January 24 through March 14.

Register for each program separately here.

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