Young Advocates Circle
Event Tickets

2019 Annual Luncheon

A Conversation with Howard Schultz, former Starbucks Chairman and CEO

Interviewed by Diane Sawyer

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:30pm Lunch & Program

583 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Young Advocates Circle Luncheon Co-Chairs
Stephanie Kearney
Samantha Osborne

Young Advocates Circle tickets include Balcony seating and a boxed lunch.

Members of the Young Advocates Circle can purchase tickets at an additional discount by contacting Nicole Fox, Manager Of Special Events at (347) 505-5389 or

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Howard Schultz built Starbucks Coffee Company into one of the world’s most recognized and respected businesses, a company committed to strengthening communities through human connection and innovation.

Howard grew up in public housing in Brooklyn, and was the first in his family to graduate college. As a young entrepreneur, he set out to build a different kind of company, one that delivers business excellence through a culture of compassion. Under his leadership, Starbucks grew from eleven stores to more than 28,000 in 77 countries, while pioneering programs like comprehensive healthcare, stock ownership and free college tuition for full and part-time employees. In 2019, Starbucks ranked fifth on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

Along with his wife, Sheri, Howard also is co-founder of the Schultz Family Foundation. His most recent book, “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America,” (2019), chronicles his childhood experiences alongside his journey to redefine the role and responsibility of a company in society today. Howard’s groundbreaking initiatives through Starbucks and the Schultz Family Foundation have extended employment and educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people.

In June 2018, Howard stepped down from Starbucks and became chairman emeritus.