WASHINGTON, Mar. 25, 2015 – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group and celebrated philanthropist, will provide remarks at the organization’s Gala, taking place during the USHCC Legislative Summit on March 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Each year, the Gala brings together business leaders and elected officials as the closing event of the USHCC’s Legislative Summit – the organization’s premier, bipartisan political advocacy event. Previous speakers have included CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein, Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Rand Paul, and Senator John McCain.
“The USHCC is thrilled to have David Rubenstein speak at this year’s Legislative Summit Gala,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “David Rubenstein is an iconic American business leader who has not only led a highly regarded global enterprise, but is also passionately dedicated to philanthropy and giving back. Our members will benefit greatly from hearing Mr. Rubenstein’s remarks, and look forward to having him with us.”
As Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, David Rubenstein has helped grow the Washington, D.C.-based global asset management firm from its founding in 1987 to one of the largest firms of its kind. The Carlyle Group operates in private equity, market strategies and as a fund of funds, with more than 1,650 investors from 78 countries with over $190 billion in assets.
David Rubenstein is a signer of The Giving Pledge, a commitment by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals to dedicate a majority of their earnings to philanthropy. Rubenstein’s well-known donations include those to: the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the restoration of the Washington Monument, and a copy of the Magna Carta to the National Archives.
In addition, David Rubenstein currently serves as Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Duke University, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution, Vice-Chairman Council on Foreign Relations and President of the Economic Club of Washington, and a member of the Board of Directors or Trustees of various other non-profit, academic, and medical institutions.
For more information about the USHCC Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., please visit www.ushcclegislative.com.
About the 2015 Legislative Summit
The Legislative Summit is the USHCC’s premier advocacy event, offering numerous highlevel engagements with leading government officials, training opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions, procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and the chance to meet with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com Follow us on Twitter @USHCC