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Peterson Award Dinner

Greenwich Library Peterson Award Dinner

10TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE
Peterson Business
Award Dinner

TO BENEFIT GREENWICH LIBRARY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016

GREENWICH HYATT REGENCY HOTEL

HONORING
Barry S. Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group


For additional information, please contact Nancy Klein, Director of Development, Greenwich Library:   203.622.7957 | Email

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About Greenwich Library:

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of the Library is to provide free and convenient access to information and to promote the love of reading and research, the joy of lifelong learning, and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the fourth time.

The Peterson Business Award was established by the Greenwich Library and the Peterson Foundation to "recognize and honor an individual whose innovative thinking, leadership, and sustained record of achievement has had a profound impact on the national and global economy, and whose words and deeds have demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and open access to information."

The Peterson Business Award is named in honor of Clementine Lockwood Peterson, whose 1992 bequest of $25 million made possible a new 32,000 square-foot wing at the Greenwich Library. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, this wing contains expanded business and music collections. Mrs. Peterson's gift was made in memory of her son, Jonathan, and her husband, J. Whitney Peterson. The Peterson Business Award was conceived in order to celebrate Mrs. Peterson's extraordinary generosity and to recognize outstanding business leadership.

For additional information or tickets to this event, please contact Nancy Klein, Greenwich Library Development Director, at (203) 622-7957 or send an e-mail

About the Peterson Business Award

The Peterson Business Award celebrates the generosity of Clementine Lockwood Peterson, whose bequest made possible the business and music wing of the Greenwich Library. Established by the Library and the Peterson Foundation, the Award recognizes and honors an individual whose innovative thinking, leadership, and sustained record of achievement has had a profound impact on the national and global economy, and whose words and deeds have demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and open access to information.

The Award is conferred at the Peterson Business Award Dinner, a biennial event organized to raise capital to allow the Library to continue its legacy of providing excellence in programs and services throughout the library system.

Below is a list of past honorees and presenters.

2014:

Robert B. GoergenRobert B. Goergen
Blyth, Inc.

Presented by
Dr. Judith Rodin


2012:

Robert K. SteelRobert K. Steel
NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

Presented by
Walter Isaacson


2010:

Peter T. GrauerPeter T. Grauer
Bloomberg L.P.

Presented by
William B. Harrison, Jr.


2008:

Indra K. NooyiIndra K. Nooyi
PepsiCo

Presented by
Richard C. Levin



2006:

Thomas J. NeffThomas J. Neff
Spencer Stuart, U.S.

Presented by
Jeffrey R. Immelt



2004:

Dr. Henry A. McKinnell, Jr.Dr. Henry A. McKinnell, Jr.
Pfizer Inc.

Presented by
Ellen V. Futter



2002:

William B. Harrison, Jr.William B. Harrison, Jr.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Presented by
Lynne V. Cheney



2000:

Sanford I. WeillSanford I. Weill
Citigroup

Presented by
Robert E. Rubin



1997:

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
I.B.M. Corporation

Presented by
The Honorable Gerald R. Ford