Have Cocktails with CEO Clubs as it Welcomes Dr. Ben Carson on Monday November 17, 2014
3 PM at the Harvard Club in Manhattan
Harvard Club is located at 27 (6th Ave) West 44th Street
Dr. Ben Carson was born on September 18, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan where he grew up in a single-parent household under pressing conditions. After having worked very hard at Southwestern High School, Dr. Carson went on to Yale University and graduated with a B.S. in psychology. After graduation, Dr. Carson would work as an X-ray technician, a bank teller, a school bus driver, a supervisor for highway cleanup crews, and a crane operator in a steel factory, before being accepted into the University of Michigan Medical School. Ben and Candy were married, and after graduating medical school, Ben moved his family to Baltimore where he performed his residency training at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. Some of Dr. Carson's career highlights include the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987, the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa, and the first successful placement of an intrauterine shunt for a hydrocephalic twin.
In 2001, Dr. Carson was named by CNN and TIME Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. That same year, he was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 “Living Legends.” He is also the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal which is the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. In February, 2008, Dr. Carson was presented with the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal by President Bush at the White House. In May 2008, Dr. Carson was the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name when he became the Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N. Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins College of medicine. In June, 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor in the land. Dr. Carson was recognized in November, 2008 by U.S. News & World Report and by Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership as one of “America’s Best Leaders.” On February 7, 2009, the award-winning movie entitled “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” based on Dr. Carson's memoirs and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., premiered on TNT.
Dr. Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and has received literally hundreds of awards and citations. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans, and many other organizations. He sits on the board of directors of numerous entities, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is a highly regarded speaker who has addressed various audiences from schools and civic groups to corporations, and has spoken twice during the President’s National Prayer Breakfast, in 1997 and again in 2013.
Arguably his most widely impactful accomplishment to date, Dr. Carson is president and co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund. Recognized by Great Nonprofits as a Top-Rated Nonprofit, Carson Scholars is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, having awarded more than $ 6.2 million dollars to more than 6,200 scholars. With over 90 cents of every dollar contributed going to educational programs, Carson Scholars Fund is one of the most efficient and transparent non-profits in the United States. The program also establishes Carson Reading Rooms in schools across the country to encourage young students and their families to discover the pleasure of reading and to recognize the true power of learning. To date the program has established over 100 reading rooms in 14 states across the U.S.
Dr. Carson's first four books, Gifted Hands, THINK BIG, The Big Picture and Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose and Live with Acceptable Risk (January, 2008), provide inspiration and insight for leading a successful life; a fifth book, America The Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, was released in early 2012 and made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2013. His sixth book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future was released on May 20, 2014 and has also made the New York Times Bestseller List, twice. Dr. Carson's latest book, One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard, has just been released as a digital e-book.
In August, 2014, at a meeting attended by a group of his closest friends and advisers at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Carson announced his intention to form a political action committee as a means to "...further engage with the American people in the democratic process of supporting the best and the brightest candidates for political office in the upcoming midterms." USA First PAC was born from Dr. Carson's belief in the "can do attitude" of America at its best rather than the "what can you do for me attitude" of dependence. As he travels the nation, Dr. Carson hears the call from many Americans for common sense approaches to issues such as healthcare and education reform, tax reform, energy security, national debt reduction, and improved foreign policy. He encourages Americans to join with him in supporting political candidates who embody the attitude and awareness necessary to represent the interests of the honorable citizens of our great nation irrespective of income, race, gender, or religion.
We will also be welcoming Dr. Joel Griffing, former aide to President Ronald Reagan and Founder of The Hope Collection
Please join us for a wonderful day of , networking, speakers and cocktails as well as an incredible talk & discussion from one of the world’s foremost authorities on Veteran transition to business and life. Former White House Advisor to President Reagan and the Pentagon, Joel Griffing has made it his life’s mission to help Veteran’s start their lives over and to provide them the tools and means to accomplish their goals for themselves and their families. Joel currently operates the Hope Collection which not only provides education, benefits, services, resources, job placement, but also builds homes for our veterans. Joel has had an incredible impact on everyone he has come in contact with; let him have an impact on you.
Here is information showing some of our past trips where we have taken 850 CEOs from the USA to other countries. The Cuba trip in mid-October is sold out and we expect to repeat it soon.
Past CEO Club Events
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Join us on Monday November 17, 2014 at the Harvard Club for a great experience. It is still one of the few iconic places to assemble in Manhattan.
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