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David Rubenstein, Author and Patriotic Philanthropist
13 minutes

David Rubenstein is co-founder and co-chair of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm based in Washington, DC. He is the host of several interview programs and podcasts, as well as a best-selling author. Rubenstein’s latest book is called “How to Invest: Masters on the Craft.” Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Association, sat down with Rubenstein to talk about what may be his most lasting legacy: Patriotic Philanthropy. Rubenstein has given millions of dollars to help restore American treasures including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon; and preserve important documents including the Magna Carta, the 13th Amendment, and the Emancipation Proclamation. He has also generously supported the Association’s mission of research and education. Having gotten his start as a domestic policy adviser under President Jimmy Carter, Rubenstein felt it was important to give back to the country who had given him so much and reminds us all that America was founded on volunteerism.


The podcast host

Stewart McLaurin, Host

President of the White House Historical Association

As President of the White House Historical Association Stewart McLaurin leads the nonpartisan, nonprofit in its mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to White House history. As a lifelong student of history, Stewart is an avid reader, author, and storyteller. Drawing on his own experiences, relationships, and knowledge he provides listeners with a front row seat to history at the White House.