Once housed in Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, the stock exchange was a gift from Michael Tarnopol, W’58. An original piece of the New York Stock Exchange called Post 16, it was the site of many Wharton social gatherings, including the Reliance Symposium pictured above.
Tarnopol, who died in 2005, was vice chairman of the International Banking Division of Bear, Stearns & Co. He was a longtime member of the School’s Board of Overseers and earned the Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and the Dean’s Medal in 2003. In addition, he was Vice Chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees and founded the Penn Club of New York, along with his wife Lynne, CW’60.