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An exclusive leadership giving society that honors and celebrates 100 years of the Core Curriculum at Columbia College.

"For nearly 100 years, the Core has given College students more than an education –it has given them a foundation in ethics, morals, and citizenship. That has not, and will not, change.” - Dean James J. Valentini

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, the Columbia College Fund invites you to join the Centennial Circle, a new leadership giving society that directly supports the Core Curriculum.

Impact

Your support as a Centennial Circle member will ensure the Core Curriculum’s potency in the midst of societal change and strengthen Columbia College’s reputation as a leader in the liberal arts curriculum. The resources that you provide will bolster the College’s efforts to:

  • Retain senior tenured faculty in the Core Curriculum.

  • Bring keynote speakers to campus for engaging discussions and fund faculty training.

  • Fund out-of-classroom programming, travel and materials related to a student’s research on their senior thesis.

Membership Levels

Columbia College alumni, parents and friends may join the Centennial Circle with a gift in support of the Core Curriculum at the levels listed below.

  • A gift of $50,000 payable over a period of up to three years.
  • A leadership level gift of $100,000 payable over a period of up to four years.

Young Alumni (Classes of 2004 - 2019) may join the Centennial Circle with a gift in support of the Core Curriculum at the leadership level listed below.

  • A leadership level gift of $50,000 payable over a period of up to five years.

You may also choose to join Centennial Circle by including Columbia College in your estate plan. For more information, please contact Mara Henckler at mlc2105@columbia.edu or 212-851-7494.

Membership Benefits

  • A leadership level gift includes recognition on a donor wall in Hamilton Hall.

  • Recognition in the Columbia College Report and on the Centennial Circle website.

  • Invitation to exclusive Core-related events at the College throughout the Centennial year.

Members

As of July 1, 2019

  • Anonymous
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  • Elizabeth Albert and Howard Kleinman CC’84, P: CC’18, CC’23
  • Francis Aquila CC'79
  • Nairi C. Balian CC'88, P: CC'16, CC'22
  • Michael Behringer CC’89
  • Randy Berkowitz CC'04 and Nora MacDonald BC'09
  • Ganesh Betanabhatla CC'06
  • Michael Brown CC'06
  • Stephen Buchman CC'59, LAW'62
  • Michael Camacho CC'91, P: CC'23 and Patricia Labrada CC'91, P: CC'23
  • Lisa Carnoy CC'89
  • Raymond Chan CC’95 and Katherine Yang SEAS’96, BUS’01
  • Ted Chen and Tianyin Shi P: CC’21
  • Audra and Eric Cohen P: CC’18, CC’21
  • Daniela and Richard N. de los Reyes CC'97
  • Michael Dorenfeld CC'99, BUS'05
  • Michele Esposito CC’96
  • Robyn Field and Anthony O’Carroll P: CC’21
  • Robert Friedman CC'64
  • Kevin Galligan CC'05
  • Sarah Gitlin CC’13 and Tao Tan CC’07, BUS’11
  • Robert Grey CC’72, P: BUS'07
  • Geoffrey Ho CC’83, P: CC’17
  • Paul Hong CC’91, LAW’95
  • Douglas Horowitz CC’97
  • Sarkis Jebejian CC'91, LAW'94
  • Clifford Kern CC'67
  • Kyungoh Kook GS’94
  • Brian Krisberg, Esq. CC'81, LAW'84, P: CC'18, CC'22
  • Michael Kronstadt CC’68
  • Michael Lee CC’96
  • Victoria and James Maroulis CC’88, P: CC’21
  • Peter Meier CC’90
  • Adam Meshel CC92, LAW95 P: CC18, CC23 and Samara Meshel CC92, P: CC18, CC23
  • Marshall Meyer CC’64
  • Audrey Chen Mohan CC'01 and Vijay Mohan CC’01
  • Luis Penalver CC'89
  • Roy Pomerantz CC'83
  • Manu Rana CC'92
  • Richard Rapaport CC'69, P: CC'22
  • Yong-Kyoo Rim CC'00
  • Mark Rogers CC'64
  • Andrew Schmeltz CC’93
  • Theodore Schweitzer CC'91, LAW'94
  • Jon Sobel CC'88
  • George Stephanopoulos CC'82
  • Paul Tietz CC'08
  • Mila Tuttle CC’96, SIPA’05
  • John Vincenti CC’90
  • Carlton Wessel CC’84
  • Alisa Wood CC’01, BUS’08 and Alastair Wood CC’01
  • Chiu Yam and Jack Zhai P: CC’21
  • Raymond Yu CC'89, SEAS'90, P: CC'21 and Amy Yu TC'07, TC'12, P: CC'21