About the Event

NPower’s Powerful Connections Gala brought together many of the largest and most well-funded global brands in support of NPower’s work. Together we celebrated NPower’s impact and acknowledge the outstanding support of our partners. Over the past five years NPower has honored a who’s who of Chief Executive Officers including John Chambers-Cisco, Joe Tucci-EMC, Marc Benioff-Salesforce, Bill McDermott-SAP, Tom Georgens-NetApp and Mike Gregoire-CA Technologies. This year, we are excited to announce our latest honoree: Guy Chiarello, President, First Data Corporation.

As the marquis networking event each year in New York City, the NPower gala provided an excellent networking opportunity.

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Why NPower

Today’s young adults and veterans are part of a generation defined and enabled by technology. Meanwhile, nonprofits and schools rely on ever-changing technology to power their vital work. Through Technology Service Corps and The Community Corps, NPower trains individuals for technology careers and enables nonprofits and schools to fully leverage the power of technology. Businesses can and should help individuals and institutions realize their untapped potential, and NPower offers the opportunity to do just that. Please join NPower and the dozens of companies supporting the important work we are doing. Together we can inspire a new generation of innovators and technology leaders. 

Thank You Sponsors

If you were unable to attend, we can accept your charitable donation via our online form here.


2014 Board of Directors

Dan Petrozzo
Board Chairman
Former Global Head of Investment
Management Technology
Goldman Sachs

Matt Horner
Vice Chair and Chair,
Development Committee

Vice President Global
Market Development
World Wide Technology

Josh Levine
Treasurer and Chair, Audit Committee

Founder and Partner
Kita Capital Management

Gail Fierstein

Senior VP

Cathinka Wahlstrom
Chair, Nominating and GovernanceCommittee
Senior Managing Director, 
Head of Banking North America 

  Peter Allen
Managing Director

Alvarez and Marsal

Prasad Chintamaneni
Senior Vice President and
Head of Global Markets Banking
and Financial Services Practice

Stephanie Cuskley
Chief Executive Officer

Richard M. Greenbaum
Managing Director
Global Head of CTI

Michael P. Gregoire
Chief Executive Officer
CA Technologies

Clark Golestani
Executive Vice President and 
Chief Information Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.

  Moira Kilcoyne
Co-Head of Global Technology and Data
Morgan Stanley

Thomas Knowlton
TCC Group

M.V. Ramana Murthy
Vice President, BFS - NA  
Tata Consultancy Services

David Reilly
Managing Director,
Technology Infrastructure  
Bank of America

Parag Samarth
Corporate Vice President and Global Business Head - Banking and FS
HCL Technologies

Woody Sessoms
Senior Vice President Global Enterprise Theatre and Private
Sector Business
Cisco Systems


About NPower

NPower is a national nonprofit that mobilizes the technology community and provides young adults, veterans, nonprofits and schools access and opportunity to build tech skills and achieve their potential. NPower achieves their mission through two programs:  

Technology Service Corps builds brighter futures for underrepresented young adults and veterans by providing free technology and professional skills training, mentoring, internships and employment services. 

The Community Corps is a skills-based volunteering program that connects nonprofits and schools to technology professionals who engage and inspire underrepresented youth and young adults to pursue STEM careers and deliver practical advice and solutions to nonprofits and schools on how to best leverage technology to drive social good. In 2014 alone, The Community Corps has provided over $1.6 million of social value to nonprofits and schools.