Davidov Power Lunch

Finance | Networking | Entrepreneurship Piloted in spring 2021, the Power Lunch Series engaged 23 students in a series of 16 meetings with seven guest speakers. At the end of the semester, five expert panelists heard investment pitches from five student teams, resulting in $5,000 of the School’s endowment to be managed by the winning student team.
Now endowed by the Davidov family, the students in Power Lunch manage over $15,000 of the school's endowment. Power Lunch meets once per cycle to assess their investments, hear from guest speakers, and plan networking opportunities. 

Power Lunch Highlights

NASDAQ Power Lunch visit

Visit to Brown Advisory and Nasdaq

Power Lunch took on New York! Their first stop was Brown Advisory where students were greeted by RPCS parents Catherine McDonnell, 1994, P’22, ’24, ’27, Portfolio Manager, and Jack Cavanaugh, P’23, Senior Advisor, along with a group of Brown Advisory colleagues who described the different aspects of the firm and explained different roles, responsibilities and career paths. 

Next, Adena Testa Friedman, 1987, CEO of Nasdaq hosted the students, which include a tour of the event spaces at the Nasdaq MarketSite, unch in the board room and presentations from Joseph Brantuk, Chief Client Officer, Christopher Anselmo, principal on Nasdaq’s IR Intelligence team, and Max Cabasso, a Managing Director on the Market Intelligence Desk. At the end of their day, they attended the closing bell ceremony. 

Adena Friedman at RPCS


Ms. Friedman talked to fifth graders and US students about leadership, investments and her time at RPCS. Read more.