There’s nothing you can’t do– in New York.

Each Year, HOBY gathers in the heart of Manhattan to award the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award to industry leaders in recognition of their philanthropic endeavors that align with HOBY’s mission to “inspire our global community of youth in leadership, service and innovation”.

On May 4th, 2015  Over 330 HOBY supporters gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York for HOBY’s 57th Annual Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Gala to celebrate 2015’s honorees; David A. Fergusson, President And Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor and Steven B. Klinsky Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Mountain Capital, LLC.

Accepting HOBY’s Alumni Achievement Award was Brian Selander, Executive Vice President of Whistle Sports Network.IMG_7299

Our Outstanding Young Alumni award recipients were Juan David Aristizabal (Colombia, 2005) and Sonya Stanczyk (Connecticut, 2012).

IMG_7280 Thanks to the incredible generosity of  all our guests, HOBY raised nearly $350,000.  

The Evening’s Master of Ceremonies was once again Megan Alexander, Correspondent “Inside Edition” and HOBY Alumna.


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IMG_7522Guests were entertained by the HOBY Choir, orchestrated by long time HOBY chorus volunteer director, Paul Geer and  a song by special guest Theodore Lambrinos, whose moving rendition of The Impossible Dream perfectly framed the HOBY experience.

With continued support, students from across the country and around the world will experience a life-changing HOBY program.  If you were unable to attend this year’s Gala,you can still make a difference for a student. Create a ripple effect!

On the west coast?  Join us for the LA Gala, November 4th, 2015!  

HOBY is also extremely grateful to all of our evening’s corporate sponsors for their generosity, whose support made all this possible.

New Mountain Capital, LLC American Airlines Robert Steven Kaplan
Sitrick and Company Miller Buckfire& Co., LLC Capital Group
Sotheby’s International Realty O’Melveny & Myers LLP American International
Education Foundation The M&A Advisor Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Merrill DataSite Morgan Stanley Elliott Management
FGE Power Whistle Sports Network Hilco Global (Corporate)
Hilco Global (Personal) Togut, Segal & Segal LLP Appaloosa Management LP
Smiths Group Mesirow Financial Consulting Leo Hindery, Jr.
Greenberg Traurig Reingold LINK Delphi Automotive