Wall Street raises $26M for charity...in one night

(left to right) Jacques (Jack) Brand, CEO, Deutsche Bank North America, and the Gustave L. Levy Award recipient; John Paulson, president, Paulson & Co. Inc.; Brett H. Barth, managing partner, BBR Partners, LLC, and the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award recipient; and Robert S. Kapito, president, BlackRock, and chair, UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division.
Source: UJA-Federation of New York.

The New York financial community raised more than $26 million for Jewish causes in one of the single largest charity events of the year.

The UJA-Federation's annual Wall Street Dinner in Manhattan sold out with 1,700 people in attendance. Some of the most important names in hedge funds were there, including managers Larry Robbins, Dan Och, Steve Tananbaum and John Paulson.

Other bold-faced names seated on stage during the gala included Rob Kapito of asset manager BlackRock, Rob Speyer of Tishman Speyer Properties and James Tisch of hotel, financial and energy company Loews. Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs was a dinner chair but did appear to attend.