The Penn Gold Coast Alumni Club
is pleased to share the following invitation from the
The preeminent business networking and business
education organization in South Florida.
who invite our members to
THE 2012 JOSEPH P. WHARTON
BUSINESS STATESMAN AWARD DINNER
For many years Wharton School Alumni Clubs have presented the
Joseph P. Wharton Business Statesman Award to business leaders
for leadership excellence and innovation in
management and civic affairs
Special Address by:
Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing
Director of the Jay H. Baker Retail Center
Thursday, May 24, 2012
6:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM - Dinner and Program
Hyatt Regency Pier 66
The Pier Top
2301 S.E. 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Click here for directions
$2,500 - Platinum Level -- (event program listing and reserved table for twelve)
$1,500 - Full Table -- (reserved table for twelve)
$750 - Half Table -- (reserved table for six)
$125 - Individual Ticket
Inside Cover full-page: $450
Outside Back full-page: $450
Inside full-page: $300
Inside half-page: $150
All net proceeds from this event will go to the Wharton Scholarship Fund
To purchase tickets and program advertising, please visit the
Wharton Club of South Florida's website at www.whartonsouthfla.com
Please RSVP by May 21, 2012.
Direct inquiries to
Danna Daughtry, Club Administrator
Past Award Recipients Include
Leonard Abess, Chief Executive Officer, City National Bank of Florida
M. Anthony Burns, Former Chairman, CEO & President Ryder System Inc.
Alvah H. Chapman, Former Chairman, Knight-Ridder, Inc.
Carlos de la Cruz, Former Chairman and CEO, Eagle Brands, Inc.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Dr. Phillip Frost, President & CEO, IVAX Corporation
David Fuente, Former Chairman & CEO, Office Depot, Inc.
James W. McLamore, Founder & Former Chairman, Burger King Corporation
Leonard Miller, Chairman & President, Lennar Corporation
The Rowland Schaefer Family, Founders & Chairpersons, Claire’s Stores, Inc.
Sherwood “Woody” Weiser, Chairman & CEO, Carnival Hotels and Casinos/The Continental Companies
Dr. Sanford Ziff, Founder, Sunglass Hut International
Keith Koenig is president of City Furniture, a retail furniture company of 23 showrooms in South Florida under two brands, City Furniture and Ashley Furniture HomeStores.
City Furniture evolved from Waterbed City which was started in 1971 by Mr. Koenig’s late brother, Kevin. Keith became Kevin’s partner in Waterbed City directly after receiving his MBA from the University of Florida in 1975. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida in 1973. Mr. Koenig is active in many South Florida community organizations, and has received local and national recognition, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the UF MBA Outstanding Alumnus Award, and the Furniture Retailer of the Year Award. He is board chair of the University of Florida Foundation, and he chairs the Broward County Regional Council for the UF “Florida Tomorrow” $1.5 Billion Capital Campaign. He was made a Knight of St. Gregory by Pope John Paul II.
Mr. Koenig and his wife, Doreen, reside in Plantation and have two children, Daren Cronin and Andrew Koenig. Daren and her husband, Ryan Cronin, have two sons: KC, named after Keith’s brother, Kevin, and Jack.