Ravenel B. Curry III, a 1963 Furman University graduate who is president and co-founder of Eagle Capital Management in New York City, was honored with the Manhattan Institute’s Alexander Hamilton Award during the Institute’s 40th anniversary celebration last week.
Former NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton also received the Hamilton award during the ceremony, which included a highlight reel of interviews with Manhattan Institute scholars over the past 40 years. Past Hamilton award winners include Jeb Bush, Henry Kissinger, Tom Wolfe, Mortimer B. Zuckerman and Edward Koch.
According to Manhattan Institute President Larry Mone, the award “was created to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the nation’s civic and intellectual life. This year’s honorees are paragons of the Hamiltonian virtues the award sets out to recognize: civic leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and intellectual dynamism.”
Curry, president and co-founder of Eagle Capital Management, sits on the Manhattan Institute’s Board of Trustees. He has been a major philanthropic figure in New York City, supporting the New-York Historical Society, where he also sits on the Board of Trustees. He is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, The Duke Endowment, the New York Hall of Science and The New York Historical Society. He has also long promoted school choice and assisted organizations that seek to grow and promote charter schools. Curry graduated from Furman in 1963 and is a former member of the Furman Board of Trustees.
Upon accepting the award, Curry said, “I am honored to be part of the Manhattan Institute’s 40th anniversary celebration and to share the stage with someone as accomplished and dedicated to public service as Commissioner Bill Bratton.”
More information is available on the Manhattan Institute website.