Let's Breakthrough Together 2007
On October 25, 2007, Breakthrough held its third annual “Let's Breakthrough Together Gala” at the historic Puck Building in New York City. We were pleased to honor Ishmael Beah and Vikram Pandit who received the inaugural Inspiration Award from none other than NBA Legend, Earl "the Pearl" Monroe.
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Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone on November 23, 1980. When he was eleven, Ishmael Beah’s life, along with the lives of millions of other Sierra Leoneans, was derailed by the outbreak of a brutal civil war. After Ishmael Beah’s parents and two brothers were killed, Ishmael was recruited to fight as a child [...]
Vikram Pandit is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi. Before being named CEO on December 11, 2007, Mr. Pandit was Chairman and CEO of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, which includes Markets & Banking and Citi Alternative Investments. Formerly the Chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments, Mr. Pandit was a founding member and chairman [...]