Judy and Michael Steinhardt and the Eagles
a concert performance by the Eagles at The Beacon Theatre
Thursday, November 15, 2012
JUDY AND MICHAEL STEINHARDT
Judy and Michael Steinhardt have generously supported the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, which bears their name in recognition of their partnership. Both members of the NYU Board of Trustees, they have been two of the University’s most enthusiastic leaders and benefactors. The Steinhardts are major figures in the New York philanthropic world and have prominently supported the arts, education, and Jewish life. Mrs. Steinhardt is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, Co-Chairman of American Friends of the Israel Museum, and a Board member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A legendary money manager and hedge fund pioneer, Mr. Steinhardt had one of the most spectacular careers in the history of Wall Street before retiring in 1995 to devote his time to philanthropy. He is dedicated to creating a renaissance in American Jewish life, chairing the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and co-founding Birthright Israel, and he supports several universities and education initiatives. Mr. Steinhardt published his memoir, No Bull: My Life In and Out of Markets, in 2001. In addition to being an NYU Trustee, he is also a member of the NYU Steinhardt Dean’s Council.
The Eagles formed in 1971 and epitomized a musical style that included elements of country, folk, R&B, rock and pop, and have become one of the most influential American bands. The Eagles have sold more than ￼120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. In October 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, the band’s first album of new material in more than 28 years, which debuted at No. 1. For the first time in their 40-year history, the Eagles performed in Mainland China as part of their 12-city tour of Asia in 2011 that included concerts in Taiwan and Korea—two other countries in which the band had never previously performed—and earlier this year performed sold-out concerts in two other countries they had never previously toured, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
At the NYU Steinhardt School, we celebrate the creative spirit, the mind that knows no bounds, the singular candle burning in the dark.
Since our founding in 1890, our school has been a place where people with ideas and vision have come to fulfill their educational aspirations.
Our alumni are artists, scholars, social activists, media theorists, educators, performers, nutritionists and therapists— people who are applying their talents where they are needed most.
The NYU Steinhardt Vision Award recognizes individuals whose creativity, passion, and innovative thinking have shaped the American experience. For our inaugural event, the Vision Award recipients are Judy and Michael Steinhardt and the Eagles.
We honor Judy and Michael Steinhardt for philanthropy that has strengthened American Jewish life, supported education and the arts, and enriched the academic culture of NYU and the school that bears their name.
We honor the Eagles for their distinctive musical vision, which continues to inspire NYU Steinhardt students, and for making music that has become the soundtrack of our lives.
NYU Steinhardt Dean's Council
Ivan R. Sabel, Chairman
Mary M. Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
Kiki M. Bassoul
Carl D. Glaeser