JTS to Honor Robert S. Kaplan at Louis Marshall Award Dinner

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

October 16, 2008, New York, NY

Robert S. Kaplan, senior director of the The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, and prominent philanthropic leader, will receive the Louis B. Marshall Award at an event in his honor on Monday, November 10. Hosted by The Jewish Theological Seminary, the gala will take place at The Waldorf=Astoria.

The Louis B. Marshall Award is presented to individuals who demonstrate the exemplary ethics and philanthropic commitment embodied by Louis Marshall, an esteemed constitutional lawyer and former board chair of JTS. Founded in 1886 as a rabbinical school, The Jewish Theological Seminary today is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide, encompassing a world-class library and five schools. JTS trains tomorrow's religious, educational, academic, and lay leaders for the Jewish community, and beyond.

Gershon Kekst, current JTS board chair and founder of Kekst and Company, is dinner chair. Dinner co-chairs include Justine Stamen Arrillaga, founder and co-chair of the board of the TEAK Fellowship; Abby Joseph Cohen, senior investment strategist, Goldman Sachs; Jeffrey A. Rosen, deputy chairman, Lazard Ltd.; Gerald Rosenfeld, chief executive officer, Rothschild North America; and John S. Weinberg, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Kaplan also served as acting president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company from November 2007 through July 2008, and continues to be actively involved in its management as a member of the board of directors.

Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Mr. Kaplan was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, with oversight responsibility for the Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions. He was also a member of the firm’s Management Committee, co-chairman of the firm’s Partnership Committee, and chairman of the Goldman Sachs Pine Street Leadership Program. Mr. Kaplan became a partner in 1990. He received an MBA from Harvard and a BS from the University of Kansas.

Mr. Kaplan’s many philanthropic endeavors include serving as the founding co-chair of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Advisory Board. He is also co-chairman of the board of Project A.L.S., co-chairman of the board of the TEAK Fellowship, and a member of the boards of the Harvard Medical School, Harvard Management Company, and JTS. He has been appointed by the Governor of Kansas as a member of the Kansas Healthcare Policy Authority Board.

Event reservations will be accepted through Monday, November 3. Further information, including table and ticket options, is available by contacting Sally Sullivan at (212) 678-8924.