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Toigo 2019 Gala: Past Speakers

For the past 19 years, Toigo has curated a mix of keynote speakers, master of ceremony and featured speakers to deliver memorable, high impact programs at our annual Gala. Hover over the images for more information.

Keynote Highlights

(2018)

Harry Belafonte

Actor & Activist

Harry Belafonte

(2017)

Michelle Obama

Former First Lady
of the United States

Michelle Obama

(2016)

Hamilton “Tony”
E. James

President and Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone

Hamilton E. James

(2015)

Laurence D. Fink

Chairman & CEO, BlackRock

Laurence D. Fink

(2011)

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

65th United States Secretary of State

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

(2010)

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO,
The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein

(2007)

William Jefferson Clinton

42nd President
of the United States

William Jefferson Clinton

(2006)

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Legendary Entrepreneur

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

 

Masters of Ceremony

(2018)

Yara Shahidi

Actor & Activist

Yara Shahidi

(2017)

Anthony Kapel
“Van” Jones

CNN Commentator
Host, The Messy Truth
Co-Founder, Dream Corps

Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones

(2015)

Ann Compton

News Correspondent, ABC News

Ann Compton

(2012)

Ted Koppel

Legendary Journalist

Ted Koppel

(2009)

Dan Rather

Legendary Journalist

Dan Rather

(2004)

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Chief International Correspondent and “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor, CNBC

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera