About The Fulbright Awards Dinner
Each year, One To World honors outstanding individuals who have furthered Senator J. William Fulbright’s vision of peace through intercultural awareness and understanding at the One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner. The late Senator Fulbright was honored at this event in 1993, and Harriet Mayor Fulbright continues to serve as Honorary Chair in his memory.
The One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner is a benefit event aimed at raising money for One To World programs as well as awareness of the Fulbright program. Awards are presented by visiting Fulbright grantees currently affiliated with New York area academic institutions before an audience of international leaders in business, higher education, the arts, and government!
One To World 2024 Fulbright Awards Dinner
The 2024 One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. More updates will be provided as the event approaches! If you would like to sign up for our newsletter list to receive updates about this event and other One To World activities, please visit our sign up page now!
One To World 2023 Fulbright Awards Dinner
The 2023 One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner was held on Tuesday, May 23, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. We encourage you to check out a full video of the event on our YouTube channel.
In 2023, One To World is proud to have honored:
Audrey Choi is a pioneer in the fields of corporate sustainability and sustainable finance. Her career has spanned the highest levels of finance, government and journalism — as a C-Suite officer of Morgan Stanley, as chief of staff of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and as bureau chief and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
Choi was the first ever chief sustainability officer on Wall Street. An early advocate for sustainable investing, she proposed, founded, and led Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance Group and the Institute for Sustainable Investing. Her TED talk on Sustainable Investing has garnered nearly 2 million views. She served on leading sustainable finance initiatives, including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the Impact Investing Alliance, and His Royal Highness’s Sustainable Markets Initiatives. She also founded and led Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Finance Group, investing more than $20 billion to strengthen low-income communities. Choi also served as Chief Marketing Officer and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Global Management Committee. As CMO, she is credited with stewarding the favorability of the venerable financial services brand to all-time highs across all global markets.
Choi is a trustee of the Kresge Foundation, StoryCorps, NewYork Cares and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. She graduated from Harvard College and was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School. She was a White House Fellow, a David Rockefeller Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar. A first-generation Korean American, she is fluent in French and German.
Sook Nyul Choi was born in Pyongyang during the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula. As a young refugee during World War II and again during the Korean War, Choi learned to face injustice and cruelty with courage and determination. Choi’s novels, which are based upon her own experiences, have enr
Choi is the author of Year of Impossible Goodbyes, a novel about her dramatic escape from North Korea to South Korea in the aftermath of World War II. It has been translated into Korean, French, Italian, and Japanese. It is an American Library Association Notable Book and has received many other honors. Echoes of the White Giraffe and Gathering of Pearls complete her autobiographical trilogy, telling the story of living as a refugee amidst the sorrows of the Korean War and ultimately defying the odds to win a scholarship and emigrate to the United States for college. Her story brings to life the intense emotions of a people surrounded by turmoil and tragedy who nevertheless find hope and courage. Choi also wrote three children’s books: Halmoni and the Picnic, Yunmi and Halmoni’s Trip, and The Best Older Sister. She is an accomplished lecturer, speaking to schools, universities and business leadership groups about Korea and its history.
Choi graduated from Manhattanville College and served as a teacher in New York and Massachusetts for 30 years while raising her two daughters. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2004, the 2009 Literary Lights for Children Award, the 2012 Manhattanville Distinguished Alumnae award, and the 2018 StoryCorps Courage Award.
Thomas M. Moriarty is an accomplished strategy, legal and policy executive who has held leadership positions at some of the largest and most innovative health care companies in the country. At CVS Health, he served on the Executive Leadership Team and was responsible for external affairs including reputation, communications, policy and government affairs, as well as the legal and regulatory function.
Recognized as a health policy expert, Tom has effectively worked in a bipartisan fashion to advance health care solutions and leverage public and private partnerships. During his tenure at CVS health, Tom was a trusted advisor, helping transform the rapidly evolving health company. He was committed to serving members, patients and customers, helping advance CVS Health’s strategy to make health care more accessible and affordable, and to deliver better health outcomes. Leveraging the capabilities of his teams, he was consistently able to bring together the often conflicting forces of law, policy, regulation and public opinion to create a unified strategy that advances the business on multiple levels.
Tom joined CVS Health in 2012 as General Counsel when the company had approximately a third of its current revenues. He served in a variety of roles including Chief Strategy Officer, developing and executing the expansion of the company’s health care services beyond pharmacy. This ultimately led to the historic acquisition of Fortune 50 health insurer Aetna as well as five other publicly traded and privately held companies. He is accomplished in transaction structures and has worked on more than $150B of mergers and acquisitions transactions. Additionally, Tom was head of Retail Networks and the Global Pharmaceutical Strategies group, which included creating Red Oak Sourcing, the largest Global Generics Sourcing venture with Cardinal Health, as well as leading a team designing CVS Health’s business strategy outside of the United States.
During the pandemic, Tom worked closely with health officials at the federal and state level to bring vaccinations to millions of Americans, including those in disadvantaged communities. He also led a comprehensive approach to the opioid crisis including medication disposal units and the rollout of time-delay safes in 45 states. Tom is Chair of the Chief Legal Officer Roundtable for the Business Roundtable and is a frequent contributor to World Economic Forum, Milken Institute and global think tanks. He serves as a member of the Board of the Northside Center for Child Development. Tom has been consistently honored by his peers and industry groups for his legal aid, pro bono dispute resolution and international educational development as well as his mentoring and development of diverse talent.
Earlier in his career, Tom held senior roles at Merck and Medco Health Solutions. Tom received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College.
Hamdi Ulukaya was raised in a dairy-farming family in a small village in eastern Turkey. After moving to the United States, he launched Chobani in 2007 with the mission and vision of making good-quality food more accessible. Five years after selling the first cup of yogurt, Chobani was a billion-dollar brand, and today is the #1 selling yogurt brand in the U.S. The company has since expanded to an innovative modern food portfolio, adding dairy and plant-based creamers, oat milk, and coffee.
As a leader in the food manufacturing industry, Ulukaya built Chobani on the foundation that it would do well by doing good. In 2020-2021 alone, the company donated 10.5 million products to fight food insecurity across America, and advocated for policies that work toward ending hunger for 17 million American children.
Ulukaya is well-known for his employee-first policies, including instituting innovative profit-sharing and paid parental leave programs for Chobani’s 2,000-plus employees, and implementing competitive hourly wage increases well above the federal rate. He has also become a leading voice in the movement to hire refugees, having discovered through his own experience hiring them that “the minute a refugee gets a job is the minute they stop being a refugee.”
That inspired him to start the Tent Partnership for Refugees in 2016, a foundation that mobilizes the business community to connect refugees to work. Tent’s 300 corporate members include Amazon, H&M, adidas, Hilton, L’Oréal, and Pfizer. Ulukaya also signed the Giving Pledge, committing the majority of his personal wealth to help bring an end to refugees’ crisis.
For those efforts, Ulukaya was named an Eminent Advocate by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award, among other recognitions. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has also named him as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. Ulukaya has received the Oslo Business for Peace Award and George H.W Bush Points of Light Award, is a Global Citizen Prize winner, and was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work on the refugee crisis and his innovative approach to business.
The Honoree Circle
The Honoree Circle is One To World’s official recognition of the distinguished individuals we have been privileged to honor since the first Fulbright Awards Dinner in 1991. Members include:
AUDREY CHOI*, Global Sustainability Leader
SOOK NYUL CHOI*, Author & Lecturer
THOMAS M. MORIARTY, CVS Health
HAMDI ULUKAYA, Chobani
RAM JAGANNATH*, Blackstone
GEORGE M. LOGOTHETIS, Libra Group
MORGAN RADFORD*, NBC News
TONI G. VERSTANDIG, Verstandig Family Foundation
ESTHER T. BENJAMIN, World Education Services
ISABELLE DE LA HOUSSAYE , Material Culture
GEORGIA LEVENSON KEOHANE*, Columbia Business School
SARA MILLER MCCUNE, Sage Publishing
ERICA BERTHOU, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
GEORGIA GARINOIS-MELENIKIOTOU*, Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
JAMES C. RHEE, FirePine Group
CREIGHTON CONDON, Shearman & Sterling LLP
AMBASSADOR EDWARD E. ELSON, Former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
KEN FORDE Former Board Chair, One To World
ALLISON GUSHÉE MOLKENTHIN*, Bentley Associates L.P.
MADELYN ANTONCIC, PH.D. The World Bank
JEFFREY BEERS*, Jeffrey Beers International
THE HON. FRANK J. GUARINI, U.S. House of Representatives; Representative, U.N. General Assembly
WHITNEY TILSON, Kase Capital Management
DIDRIC CEDERHOLM*, Lion Point Capita
TERRENCE F. MARTELL, PH.D., Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, CUNY
CLARKE MURPHY, Russell Reynolds Associates
WENKE B. THOMAN STERNS, Industrial Mineral Holdings, Inc.
JAMES B. MILLIKEN, The City University of New York
ALAN J. POMERANTZ, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Kimberlite Group, LLC
THE HON. KENNETH D. TAYLOR, Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran
DR. PATRICIA E. TAYLOR*, Epidemiologist
ÁSLAUG MAGNÚSDÓTTIR*, Tinker Tailor
BOB MORITZ, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
FERNANDO NAPOLITANO, Italian Business & Investment Initiative
JOHN ZOGBY, Zogby Analytics
GIANLUIGI ESPOSITO*, Altieri Esposito & Minoli
SUSAN E. CARMEL, American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture
ISAAC SHAPIRO*, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
DR. DAVID STEINBERG*, Long Island University
J. FRANK BROWN, General Atlantic
MARTIN GARBUS*, Eaton & Van Winkle
SUSIE GHARIB, PBS’ Nightly Business Report
FEREYDOUN NAZEM, Nazem and Company
JACOB HAAR*, Minlam Asset Management
ROELFIEN KUIJPERS, DB Advisors, Deutsche Bank
GARY G. MUELLER*, Eagle Capital Management
SHERRY LEE MUELLER, PH.D., National Council for International Visitors
MARGARET BRENNAN*, Bloomberg Television
DAVID W. HELENIAK, Morgan Stanley
MARCO V. MASOTTI*, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
WENDELL MOTTLEY, Credit Suisse
VANESSA B. KERRY, M.D.*
STEPHEN F. MOSELEY, Academy for Educational Development
WILLIAM R. RHODES, Citibank, Citi
BETSI AND CHRISTOPHER SHAYS
MATT H. AND MELANIE L. YILDIZLAR, Yildizlar Education Fund
EMILY ALTMAN, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
BARBARA CROSSETTE*, The New York Times
MATTHEW A. DALIO, China Care Foundation
KEVIN E. PARKER, Deutsche Asset Management*
CHRISTOPHER B. BURNHAM, Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Management
VIKRAM GANDHI, Credit Suisse
JEAN KAROUBI*, The LongChamp Group, Inc.
CORNELIUS B. PRIOR*, Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.
ROBERT J. SCHWEICH, Burnham Securities Inc.
DR. MARJORY E. SEARING, Pfizer Inc.
THE HON. CLIFFORD M. SOBEL, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
MARIAM ASSEFA, World Education Services
EVE BURTON*, The Hearst Corporation
ROHIT M. DESAI, Desai Capital Management Inc.
STEVEN C. ROCKEFELLER, JR., Grameen Foundation USA
DR. DAVID A. CAPUTO*, Pace University
ALEXANDRE DE LESSEPS, BlueOrchard Finance
DR. GABRIEL HAWAWINI*, INSEAD
MARIA FIORINI RAMIREZ, Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc.
ROBERT J. BRENNAN, American Institute for Foreign Study, Inc.
THOMAS S. JOHNSON, GreenPoint Financial
LORIN MAAZEL*, New York Philharmonic
VIOLY MCCAUSLAND-SEVE, Violy & Co.
VICTOR J. MENEZES, Citibank, N.A.
WASHINGTON SYCIP, The SGV Group
CAROLINE A. MATANO YANG, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
E. GERALD CORRIGAN, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
EDNA FUERTH LEMLE, World Gratitude Day
RANGU SALGAME, Edgix
DR. JOHN BRADEMAS, New York University
HARRIET MAYOR FULBRIGHT, J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center
DR. CLAIRE L. GAUDIANI*, Connecticut College
PETER MAYER*, The Overlook Press
PAUL AND DAISY SOROS, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
CITIBANK, N.A., Corporate Sponsor of Fulbright Scholarships, Received by: Shaukat Aziz
RODMAN C. ROCKEFELLER, U.S.-Mexico (Fulbright) Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange
MARY A. THOMPSON, Co-Founder, Metro International (Now One To World)
DR. RITA E. HAUSER* The Hauser Foundation
JOHN B. HURFORD*, BEA Associates
DR. L. JAY OLIVA, New York University
DR. ALICE STONE ILCHMAN, Sarah Lawrence College & The Rockefeller Foundation
JOSH S. WESTON*, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Master of Ceremonies: Alan Alda
STANLEY H. KAPLAN, Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center, Ltd.
DR. YASUMITSU NIHEI*, Keio Academy of New York
Master of Ceremonies: Bill Irwin*
NELL MERLINO*, Count Me In
J. RICHARD MUNRO, Time Warner Inc., Master of Ceremonies: Carol Jenkins
J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, U.S. Senator & Author of Fulbright Act of 1946
MILTON GLASER*, Milton Glaser, Inc., Special Award
CASSANDRA A. PYLE, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Special Guests: Peter, Paul and Mary
RUTH STEINKRAUS-COHEN, International Hospitality, Committee of Fairfield County
ALBERTO VITALE*, Random House
Master of Ceremonies: Roger Rosenblatt*