The 7th Annual Financial Services Cares Gala to Benefit the American Cancer Society will honor John W. Thiel, Head of U.S. Wealth Management and the Private Banking & Investment Group at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management. BlackRock, the largest asset management firm, will be the inaugural recipient of the 2012 Financial Services Cares Distinguished Service Award.
“We are delighted to present John with the 2012 Eugene D. O’Kelly Award,” states Don Distasio, CEO of the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey. “John’s commitment to the organization and the gala has helped make this annual event a growing success. The generous outpouring of support from the financial services industry has been unprecedented. John is a respected leader who promotes philanthropy in both his professional and personal life. The American Cancer Society is proud to honor John at this year’s gala.”
The Financial Services Cares Gala is designed to bring together industry leaders to raise funds and support programs of the American Cancer Society. Each year, a leader is celebrated through the Eugene D. O’Kelly award, named for KPMG’s former Chairman and CEO.
The cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m, followed by a dinner and both silent and live auction. The proceeds from the gala will go the American Cancer Society so there can be less cancer and more birthdays.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots dedicated to fight cancer. They contribute $3.5 billion dollars annually to help find a cure for cancer and towards research.
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WHEN: June 18, 2012 at 6 p.m.
110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
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