2022 Global Leadership Award Dinner

May 26, 2022
The American-German Institute (AGI) cordially invites you to attend and support the 27th annual Global Leadership Award Dinner.

Michael H. McGarry

Chairman and CEO, PPG


Thursday, May 26, 2022
6:00 PM


Cipriani 25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004


Black tie optional

The American-German Institute (AGI) at Johns Hopkins University is delighted to honor Michael H. McGarry with its 2022 Global Leadership Award.

The vital work of AGI would not be possible without our dedicated supporters. We invite you to support our mission as we focus on the most pressing issues at stake for the United States and Germany in the global arena.


Steve Angel

Michael H. McGarry

Chairman and CEO, PPG

Michael McGarry is chairman and chief executive officer of PPG. In his four decades at PPG and six years as CEO, he has helped transform the company into a highly focused, global leader in paints, coatings, and specialty materials. Under his leadership, PPG has grown its operations through several transformative acquisitions that have expanded the company’s products, technologies and global reach. Today, the company operates in more than 75 countries, with sales in more than 140, and its market capitalization has risen to $39 billion.

McGarry currently serves on the Board of Directors of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and the Allegheny Conference on Community and Development.

A native of New Orleans, McGarry is a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Texas and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


PPG’s purpose is: “We protect and beautify the world.” The company works to deliver the paints, coatings, and specialty materials that their customers have trusted for more than 135 years. PPG is headquartered in Pittsburgh. With a strong presence in Germany and throughout Europe, PPG supplies many major manufacturers in the transatlantic economy. PPG also does good in the community, like prioritizing education and racial equity through its PPG Foundation and global giving, while maintaining high ethical standards, and a longstanding commitment and focus on sustainability.


AGI is the only think-tank focused exclusively on the vital partnership of Germany and the United States. Dinner sponsorship is not only a sign of regard for Mr. McGarry and PPG, but also an effective way for companies and individuals to strongly endorse the German-American relationship. Your generous donation supports a substantial portion of our operating budget and makes possible the high-quality events and publications that we produce throughout the year. Please submit your RSVP form to Alexandra Bloomfield at abloomfield@aicgs.org.

Global Leaders / $50,000+

  • able for ten, exclusive seating area
  • A full-page, four-color advertisement in the gala program booklet (first placement)
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Brand spotlight: larger logo on display at your table, logo listed prominently in the gala program booklet, on the AGI website, and on the wall of the main hall entryway

Download RSVP Form

Executive Leaders / $35,000+

  • Table for ten, prominent seating area
  • A half-page, four-color advertisement in the gala program booklet
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Brand spotlight: logo on display at your table, listed in the gala program booklet, and on the AGI website

Download RSVP Form

Corporate Leaders / $25,000+

  • Table for ten, main seating area
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Logo listed in gala program booklet and on the AGI website

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Business / $15,000+

  • Seating for up to five guests (half a table)
  • Automatic enrollment in the exclusive AGI corporate membership program
  • Company name listed in the gala program booklet

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Associate / $10,000+

  • Seating for two guests
  • Company name listed in gala program booklet

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Individual / $1,500+

  • Single seat
  • Name and affiliation listed in the gala program booklet

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This year’s Executive Leaders Sponsors
This year’s Corporate Leaders Sponsors
CitiDeutsche BankHogan Lovells
KEKSTUSCWachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz


Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City – Financial District: 0.2 miles (4 minutes)
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park: 0.3 miles (6 minutes)
  • W New York Downtown Hotel: 0.2 miles (3 minutes)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport

Bowling Green

Black tie optional means that male guests are invited to wear tuxes and women may wear evening gowns or cocktail dresses — what you would wear at a black-tie affair — but you don’t have to. It’s fine for men to wear nice dark suits and for women to wear dresses that aren’t necessarily Oscar-night material.

The Dinner runs until about 10pm.

Please also consider contacting your hotel for recommendations on driving services.

Friday, May 2, 2022

If you are interested in an advertising package, please contact Ms. Alexandra Bloomfield at abloomfield@aicgs.org. A Half-Page Ad is priced at $2,500 and a Full-Page Ad is priced at $3,000. Please note that the Gala Program Booklet is 5½” x 8 ½”, and advertising packages are deductible as a business expense in the U.S.

About the Global Leadership Award & AGI

Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AGI provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research, and fellowships designed to enrich the political, corporate, and scholarly constituencies it serves. The Institute’s mission is to promote a better understanding of the challenges and choices facing Germany and the United States in a broader global arena. Every year we present our Global Leadership Award to recognize the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped our countries’ partnership.

We are honored to welcome Mr. McGarry to the prestigious group of Global Leadership awardees.

View Past GLADs

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