Lunch with David Rubenstein

Charity Auction for Kids’ Mental Health

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Capitalize for Kids has partnered with The Carlyle Group to host an intimate lunch in Washington D.C. with Co-Founder, David Rubenstein. The once-in-a-lifetime experience will be made available to the winning bidder of this exclusive charity auction. All proceeds from the auction go to increasing access to care at youth mental health service providers like SickKids, Kids Help Phone, and The George Hull Centre.

Successful bidders will travel aboard a Private Bombardier Challenger 604 from Toronto to Washington on the morning of September 5th, 2018. They will enjoy a unique meal and conversation with David in a highly intimate setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear David’s personal thoughts on geopolitics, markets, and anything else that may be of interest. In addition to the lunch, attendees will be treated to a private tour of the National Archives.

About David Rubenstein

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $174 billion from 31 offices around the world.

Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review.

From 1973–1975, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. From 1975–1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977–1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman).

Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Institute for Advanced Study; and President of the Economic Club of Washington.

Mr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Business Council, Harvard Global Advisory Council (Chairman), Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, and Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

Mr. Rubenstein has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution.

What’s Included

  • A round-trip flight aboard a private Bombardier Challenger 604 from Toronto to Washington, DC for up to 10 people.
  • Lunch from 12:00pm – 2:00pm with David Rubenstein at Fiola Restaurant.
  • A private tour of the National Archives.

Key Dates

  • Auction Opens: July 12th, 2018
  • Auction Closes: July 31st, 2018
  • Lunch: September 5th, 2018

Invest in Kids’ Mental Health

Kids are reaching out and asking for help like never before. Mental health service providers are struggling to keep up with demand and wait lists are getting longer. That’s why we’re helping them make the most of their resources. We provide pro-bono consulting and fund improvements that make these great organizations even better.

To date, we have raised over $5 million to solve the toughest challenges in children’s brain and mental health.

Fair market value of the experience is $15,000. A Canadian Charitable Tax Receipt will be issued for the amount paid above fair market value.

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