Wednesday, November 2, 2022

At the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan
36 Battery Place | New York NY 10280

6PM Cocktails • 7:15-9PM Dinner & Awards Presentation
Cocktail and/or Business Attire

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The Awards for Ethical Leadership celebrate individuals, corporations and FASPE Alumni whose practices and leadership have demonstrated the highest of ethical standards in their fields. The Awards are presented at an annual Dinner in New York and serve as the organization’s primary fundraiser.

Boston Consulting Group serves as a strategic partner to leaders in business and society, helping them tackle their most important challenges while capturing their greatest opportunities. BCG was a pioneer in business strategy at its founding, and to this day – works closely with clients to embrace transformation that benefits all stakeholders. Through its work, the firm empowers organizations to grow, build sustainable advantage and drive positive societal impact.

FASPE honors BCG for its intentional creation of a community of diverse individuals with a culture and leadership that seeks always to prioritize ethical behavior as an absolute commitment to itself, its stakeholders, its clients, and society at large.

Rabbi Leo Baeck was a visionary scholar, theologian, and leader of Germany’s Jewish community throughout the first half of the 20th century. After the Nazi rise to power, he represented the Jews of Germany during the increasing oppressive measures and deportations. He declined opportunities to save himself by emigrating and was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto in 1943. In Theresienstadt, he continued to serve his community under the gravest conditions until liberation in 1945. 

FASPE honors Leo Baeck for his dedication to ethical imperatives in defending the Jews of Germany.  In the face of personal risk, and ignoring opportunities to secure his own safety, he lived by the values distilled in his writings and survived by helping others, teaching, and maintaining his own dignity and protecting that of others.

Valerie Hopkins (FASPE Journalism '13) is the Moscow Correspondent for The New York Times. Valerie previously served as the South-East Europe Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the region from Budapest. She holds a BA in International Relations with a focus on Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from the College of William and Mary, and an MA in Political Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

FASPE honors Valerie Hopkins for her work reporting from Hungary, Ukraine, and Russia. While working in politically-fraught zones and in dangerous conditions, she continues to exhibit ethical leadership as she navigates complex situations responsibly and thoughtfully.