The Success to Significance dinner series honors prominent leaders in areas such as art, media, culture and sports who have achieved great success in their fields and have moved from success to significance by giving back to society in a philanthropic form. Honorees exemplify these values and are presented with the WVI Dolphin Award at the dinner.
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On October 23, at Club 101 in Midtown Manhattan, the Wealth and Values Initiative (WVI) honored the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, eight-time NBA All-Star, Dikembe Mutombo. Dikembe played 18 seasons in the NBA as a center, and is regarded as one of the top inside defenders of all time. He went on to graduate from Georgetown University with dual degrees in Linguistics and Diplomacy. He also founded the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation in 1997 to help improve the living conditions in his native Democratic Republic of Congo.
During the event, Dikembe shared with the WVI legacy families and guests his family’s stories of helping the others in need. He also presented the goals of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, and discussed how sports could act as the ambassador of cultural understanding, compassion, and human well-being.
At the end of the event, Dikembe was presented with the Dolphin Award which exemplifies leaders who have achieved professional success and give back to society.
Through the dinner event, we also raised a substantial sum of donation to the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation for providing primary health care and disease prevention.
Our next WVI Success to Significance Dinner will honor our Veterans and Col Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient and will be held on September 27, 2018.
The team at WVI.