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MoAF and American-Scottish Foundation Honor Andrew Carnegie During NYC’s Scotland-Tartan Week

Museum of American Finance and American-Scottish Foundation Honor Andrew Carnegie During NYC’s Scotland-Tartan Week 2012 April 10 event includes opening of “Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy” exhibit
New York, NY – On Tuesday, April 10, the Museum of American Finance will open “Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy,” an exhibit on Carnegie's life and work, with a spotlight on his love of Scotland, his business life and his philanthropic activities.  The exhibit will be unveiled at an event presented in conjunction with the American-Scottish Foundation in celebration of Scotland-Tartan Week in New York City.
WHAT: “Life & Legacy of Andrew Carnegie” panel discussion, followed by reception and viewing of “Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy” exhibit
WHO: The Museum of American Finance and the American-Scottish Foundation will co-present this event.  Participants in the panel discussion include the following Carnegie experts: Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York (Introduction); Peter Krass, award-winning author of Carnegie (Moderator); Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Levy Institute Research Professor, Bard College; Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust; and Anthony Marx, President, New York Public Library.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Panel begins at 6:00; reception to follow at approximately 7:00)
WHERE: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street (corner of William Street), NYC
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: All are welcome to attend this event.  Tickets cost $45 and include a one-year membership in the Museum of American Finance.  For information and reservations, contact Tempris Small at 212-908-4110 or  Working members of the press should contact Kristin Aguilera at 212-908-4695 or for access to this event.
About “Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy”
The Museum of American Finance’s exhibit on industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie will feature objects and documents from the Museum’s collection, as well as from the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and the Carnegie Corporation of New York Archives at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  Highlights include George Soros’s Carnegie Medal for philanthropy, a $100,000 US Steel gold bond certificate issued to Carnegie for part of the sale of Carnegie Steel to JP Morgan, and the two-sided American/Scottish flag that flew at Carnegie’s Scotland estate, Skibo Castle, in the 19th century.  “Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy” will be on view through October 2012.

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system.  With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices.  The Museum is located at 48 Wall Street, on the corner of William Street, and is open Tues–Sat, 10 am – 4 pm.  For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.
About the American-Scottish Foundation
The American-Scottish Foundation® is dedicated to the strengthening of ties between individuals, institutions and businesses of Scotland and the United States.  Founded in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton, the Foundation’s mission remains as it was then – a bridge between two great countries.  The Foundation champions the extraordinary and creative relationship for mutual benefit, with an extensive program of projects and events.  It is one of the founding partners in the New York Tartan Day Parade, and the Foundation held the first Scotland Week in New York in 1976.

For further information please contact : 
Camilla Hellman, Director of Development
American-Scottish Foundation
Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance              

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The ASF Energy Forum 2011

'The Future of Energy in America and Scotland - The Challenges of Today and Tomorrow'

Who Will Pay for the Green Economy?
New York Talks to Scotland on Energy Challenges

Alexander 'Pete' Grannis, Alan Capper, David Bragdon, Seth Taube,
Rt. Hon. The Lord Smith of Kelvin

The American-Scottish Foundation® brought together senior energy decision-makers and thought leaders at the SUNY Global Center on Monday, October 31, for the first ASF Energy Forum.

The day began with remarks from David Bragdon, Director of Mayor Bloomberg's sustainability agenda for New York City, which laid the framework for an extensive day of panel discussions culminating in a Town Hall style debate with audience and all panelists involved.

Panelists on the role of environmental advocacy included leading industrialists Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman, Scottish and Southern Energy and The Weir Group; Alexander 'Pete' Grannis, First Deputy Comptroller, New York State and former New York State DEC Commissioner, and Carl Arnold of the Sierra Club, New York.

Scottish Government Director of Energy David Wilson, together with Andy McDonald, Senior Director, Scottish Enterprise and Richard Bellingham, University of Strathclyde, expanded upon Scotland's role as a renewable energy leader of Europe.

Khalil Shalabi, New York Power Authority (NYPA) spoke to the delivering of cleaner power across the State with Ernest Tollerson of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) focusing on the greening of transportation in New York City.

Baker Botts leading attorneys Bill Bumpers and Dan Steinway, together with Olivia Fussell, Chairman of Carbon Credit Capital, gave insight into the ongoing challenges and spoke of alternative financing mechanisms.

The forum was moderated by Alan Capper, President, Foreign Press Association, together with Ed Crooks, US Energy and Industry Editor, Financial Times, and Ann Kayman, CEO of New York Grant Company. Plans are underway for the second annual ASF Energy Forum in October 2012.

The full list of expert speakers included:

  • Alan Bain, President Emeritus, American-Scottish Foundation
  • Alan Capper, President, Foreign Press Association of New York
  • David Bragdon, Director, Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, New York City
  • Olivia Fussell, President, Carbon Credit Capital
  • William Bumpers, Environmental Partner and head of the global Climate Change practice, Bakers Botts LLP
  • Giles Ruck, Chief Executive, Scottish Community Foundation
  • Ann Kayman, CEO, New York Grant Company
  • David Wilson, Director of Energy, The Scottish Government
  • Andy McDonald, Senior Director, Renewable Energy & Low Carbon Technologies, Scottish Enterprise
  • Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman, Scottish & Southern Energy, and The Weir Group PLC
  • Khalil Shalabi, Director, Power Resource Planning, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
  • Richard Bellingham, Deputy Director, Senior Research Fellow, Energy Policy, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
  • Ernest Tollerson, Director, Environmental Sustainability and Compliance, Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA)
  • Ed Crooks, US Energy and Industry Editor, Financial Times
  • Pete Grannis, First Deputy Comptroller, State of New York, and former Commissioner of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Carl Arnold, Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter; NYC Group Executive Committee; State Chapter Executive Committee; Atlantic Chapter Task Force
  • Daniel Steinway, Partner, Baker Botts LLP


    The Adam Smith Forum and Reception 2010

    'Moral Leadership and the Economic Imperative'

    On April 6, 2010, The American-Scottish Foundation® hosted the Adam Smith Business Forum, in association with the Scottish Government and Financial Times. The panel considered the timely topic of "Moral Leadership and the Economic Imperative". Moderator Stuart Kirk is seen here with panelists William T. Nolan, Jim Mather MSP, Dr. Eammon Butler, Prof. Robert Mundell and Forum Chairman Roddy Gow, OBE.


    The day was a discussion with:

    Jim Mather, MSP
    Scottish Minister, Enterprise, Energy & Tourism
    Dr. Eammon Butler
    Director, Adam Smith Institute, London
    Professor Robert Mundell
    Professor Economics, Columbia University, New York
    William T. Nolan
    President, Devonshire Holdings, Inc.

    Moderator: Stuart Kirk
    US Editor, Financial Times's Lex column
    Chaired by Roddy Gow, OBE
    CEO, Asia House, London