I was contacted by the organizers of this event and thought readers might be interested. Although, I will be unable to attend the event I thought others might be interested in attending. Since this event is for a charitable cause I am glad to help spread the word.

On February 8th, De La Salle academy will host a conversation between Michael Fascitelli, the CEO of Vornado Realty Trust, and Bruce Greenwald, Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School. The two will be discussing the current state of the economy and their outlook for economic growth in the U.S.The talk is being hosted as a benefit for the De La Salle Academy, (http://www.delasalleacademy.com) the only private, independent school in New York City for academically talented, economically disadvantaged students, providing needs-based scholarships for nearly all students. Bruce and his wife Ava have a long-standing relationship with De La Salle academy, as does Michael.

Readers of this site know I am a big fan of Bruce Greenwald, and believe he is an excellent speaker. Greenwald teaches value investing at Columbia’s Business school. In addition, Greenwald has authored severalbooks. He wrote a phenomenal book on value investing titled Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, and has penned  several others on topics including globalizationcompetitionand media companies.

Michael D. Fascitelli in addition to serving as CEO, President and a Trustee of the Board of Vornado Realty Trust, is also is President and a Trustee ofAlexander’s Inc. and on the Board of Toys “R” Us.

When: February 8th, 2011, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Citigroup, 399 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Link for tickets: http://www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=2955