Oct 30
October 30, 2015

Zak Miller

Development Officer, Clinton Foundation 20/30

Highlights from An Evening with President Clinton


This month, Clinton Foundation 20/30 held its Annual Flagship Event as part of our ongoing effort to bring together young professionals and empower them with a platform to build a better world.

More than 600 emerging leaders came out to the Highline Ballroom in New York City, and were welcomed by special guest Sarah Michelle Gellar, who kicked off the program. Marc Roberge of O.A.R. energized the crowd with his wonderful musical performance. And President Clinton’s featured speech left the audience galvanized and ready to take action.  

President Clinton makes featured remarks at the 20/30 Annual Flagship Event at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. View more photos from the evening.


The evening was both spectacular and important as it embodied the purpose and value behind our 20/30 network—a network of today’s young professionals who are becoming tomorrow’s leaders, of people from diverse backgrounds and professions coming together to collaborate, and of like-minded individuals ready to make an impact on the world around them.

Marc Roberge of O.A.R. gives a special musical performance at the 20/30 Annual Flagship Event at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. View more photos from the evening.


Here are just a few moments from President Clinton’s remarks that further define what this 20/30 network is all about: 

“I want you to think about what we at least try to do, and, by the way, not everything succeeds. We try to have the courage to quit what doesn't work and try something else. But I want you to do this every day in every way. Wherever people are working together, good things are happening. Wherever they spend all their time fighting, good things are not happening. It is not rocket science; it is our pathway to a shared future.”

“It's one thing to talk about something and another to do something, but when you've finished your work I always say only about three things matter. Are people better off when you stopped than when you started? Do children have a brighter future, and are we coming together instead of being torn apart? All the rest is background music.”

 “I hope as you leave here look around the crowd and feel that you share something in common that is fundamentally good and that most people want to be good and do good. In an interdependent world the only way to do that is through networks of creative cooperation, it works better than constant conflict.”

More Photos from the Event