Mr. Carlos Slim was bestowed the Friars Club's Icon Award by the Friars Club of New York, the acknowledgment was given in the Friars Foundation Gala and it was conferred to Mr. Slim due to his philantropic and humanitarian endeavors.
October 7, 2014. New York City.
The Friars Club of New York did bestow to Mr. Carlos Slim the Icon Award of Philantropy in the Friars Foundation Gala due to his work in support of education and healthcare, and for creating business opportunities for Latin American countries and along the whole world.
Slim is the premier recipient of this distinguished award, which complements the Club's historic Entertainment Icon Award that was bestowed upon Robert De Niro the same evening.
"This is a tremendous honor for me to be given such high accolades from the Friars Club. Their Icon Award for Philanthropy not only exemplifies acknowledgement of ones dedication to humanitarian causes but puts their legendary spotlight on charities that deserve attention and can help to further their missions. I am thrilled to accept this award, not just for myself, but on behalf of all individuals who recognize the wonderful gift of giving to those who need it most trying to solve the problems and in behalf of all the team who works in our efforts", said Carlos Slim.