Nine Rivers Gala 2009



Expanding the Circle

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Rubin Museum of Art among masterworks of Himalayan art.

The evening will also serve as the opening preview of a new exhibition, The Red Book of CG Jung: Creation of a New Cosmology.

The 2009 Nine Rivers Gala honors Richard C. Blum, founder and Chairman of the American Himalayan Foundation with the Mandala Award for Humanitarian Achievement. RMA recognizes and commends the work of Mr. Blum and the AHF, as they celebrate 25 years of providing vital humanitarian support throughout the Himalayas, assisting over 25,000 people every year. Mr. Blum is Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm he founded in 1975 and also serves as Honorary Consul to Mongolia and Nepal.

James H. Simons, Chairman, Renaissance Technologies, LLC

Daljit Dhaliwal, Television news journalist

Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Vikas Khanna

Cocktails and Awards Presentation | 6:30 p.m.
Dinner in the Galleries | 8:00 p.m.
Dessert and Dancing to follow

Attire: Black Tie | Himalayan Haute

We invite you to reserve your table or tickets today by calling the Nine Rivers benefit office at 212.675.9474 x 18 or by emailing


Gala Co-chairs

Ginny and Ravi Akhoury

Jaishri and Vikas Kapoor

Honorary Chairs

Suman and Sital Jain

Honorary Committee
Laurie Anderson, Rosanne Cash, Alan Cumming, Richard Gere, Philip Glass, Ulrich Hoerni, Andreas and Vreni Jung, Susan Sarandon, Venerable Matthieu Ricard, Sree Sreenivasan, Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Beverley Zabriskie

Ganga River
Shelley and Donald Rubin
Sterling Stamos Capital Management

Indus River
Ravi and Ginny Akhoury
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Baylis
Stanley & Marion Bergman Charitable Fund / Edward J. Bergman Charitable Fund
Richard C. Blum and The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Carola and Robert Jain
Bina and Navin Kumar Jain
Jaishri and Vikas Kapoor
New York Life Insurance Company, Ted Mathas, Chairman, President & CEO
The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

Tonle Thom River
Simi Ahuja and Kumar Mahadeva

Salween River
Deanne Bosnak / The Stable Foundation
Samuel Botero and Emery von Sztankoczy
Agnes Gund
The City University of New York (CUNY)
Merrill Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schoenberg
Sikh Art & Film Foundation
Karen Thomas and Ralph Gillis
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld

Benefit Committee
Ozi Amanat and Asema Ahmed; Kathleen Alexander; Mary Jane and Charles Brock; Joe Cambray; and Linda Carter; Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel P. Caprio; Ann Casement, U.K.; Nancy Cater; Ms. Andrea Cone-Farra; Elise Frick; Eva and Yoel Haller; Peter Hutchings and Martha Wolfgang; J & M Realty / Jerry and Sandra Edelman; Zuzka Kurtz and Steve Kimelman; Mary and Richard Lanier; Sheryl and Frank McMillan; David Oswald; Rasika and Girish Reddy; Caroline and Michael Rollins; David H. Rosen, M.D.; Sherry Salman; Eileen Caulfield Schwab; Daniel Schwartz, Dynamica, Inc.; Edith and Martin E. Segal / The Segal Company; SilverLining Interiors, Inc.; Riva and Alan B. Slifka; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Spahn; Spencer S. Throckmorton III; Beverley Zabriskie