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Dawgs on Wall Street

Mon. Nov. 14, 2016      6 p.m.

The Lotos Club

Join our distinguished group of University of Washington alumni and friends for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and lively conversation at New York’s elegant Lotos Club, located at 5 E. 66th St., New York (between Madison and Fifth Avenues). This year, we will be joined by Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.

Cost: $50

The reception begins at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Attire is club dress code: jacket and tie for gentlemen, business attire for ladies. All are welcome, whether or not you work on Wall Street. Space is limited, so RSVP early here or by phone at 1-800-289-2586. The registration deadline is November 7.


Neil Blumenthal Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker

Neil Blumenthal is a co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. In 2015, Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world.

Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Neil served as director of VisionSpring, a nonprofit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own businesses selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in developing countries.

He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was also recognized as part of “The Next Establishment” by Vanity Fair. Neil serves on the board of RxArt and on the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council.

A native of New York City, Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Neil lives in Greenwich Village with his wife Rachel, the founder of Rockets of Awesome and their two children.

We would like to extend our thanks to the generous hosts for this event:

Alan Delsman, ’70, Deutsche Bank AG New York
Lex Gamble, ’59, Gamble & Associates
Tracey Gerber, ’87
Susan Hullin, ’66, Arrowwood LLC
Mike Jeffers, ’62, Law ’64
Don Kilgore, ’67
Mark Lawrence, ’94
Steve Looney, ’71, Law ’74, Peale Davies
Peter Majar, ’87, Piper Jaffray & Co.
Norm Slonaker, ’62, Sidley Austin LLP
Bill Wappler, ’84, Balyasny Asset Management
Jon Yourkoski, ’96, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Thank you University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance for partnering on DOWS 2016!

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