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Fund Development Council members

The Fund Development Council (FDC) is a group of involved and engaged alumni leaders at the College. This group generously gives their time and treasure in an effort to positively impact the alumni community and helps engage people from all class years, backgrounds, and geographic locations.

FDC members play a central role in achieving Columbia College Fund’s annual fundraising goals. As alumni leaders, they are invited to exclusive events and have opportunities to connect with the dean of Columbia College and other senior leaders at Columbia.

​​Fund Development Council Co-Chairs

The co-chairs guide the strategic direction of the FDC. They meet monthly with College Fund staff to brainstorm ideas, make decisions on behalf of the FDC, elevate topics for discussion and offer the alumni perspective on items related to the College Fund.

David Javdan

David Javdan CC’90

Dave is a managing director in the Washington, DC, and NY offices of Alvarez and Marsal, a global turnaround consulting firm. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. Dave serves on the Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors and is an alumni class agent.


James Stone CC’90, BUS’96

James graduated Columbia College in 1990 with an AB in History and earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1996. He has made his career in finance and investment working in New York at DLJ, Bankers Trust, Imperial Capital, Macquarie Capital and Cowen and Company. James is currently a Partner at PennantPark Investment Advisers. He joined PennantPark in 2015 as Head of West Coast Investment and moved with his family from New York back to his native Los Angeles.

FDC West Vice Co-Chairs

The FDC West vice co-chairs are the guiding force behind the FDC’s West Coast expansion. They meet regularly with CCF staff to support the development of regional hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They work to build a meaningful social, professional and philanthropic community in these areas.

Ben Cosgrove CC’90
Vijay Mohan Headshot

Ben Cosgrove CC’90

Vijay Mohan CC’01

2023–24 Members

  • Eric Allbin CC01*

  • Jean-Marie Atamian CC81

  • Frank Au CC’92*

  • Richard Au CC’94*

  • Kelley Buechel Badishkanian CC98

  • Kyra Barry CC87

  • Michael Behringer CC89

  • Sam Bisbee CC’90

  • Bennett Cale CC’90*

  • Sherman Chu CC82*

  • Karl Cole-Frieman CC92*

  • Steven Coleman CC83

  • Ben Cosgrove CC90* (Vice Co-chair)

  • Carlos Cuevas CC’05

  • Mohit Daswani CC’95*

  • Sejal Daswani CC’95, SIPA96*

  • William Engelbrecht CC’96, SEAS’97*

  • James Gerkis CC80

  • Ilya Gertsberg CC’98

  • Andrew Heinrich CC13

  • Dane Holmes CC’92*

  • Emily N. Hu CC’95, VPS’00*

  • Janice Ince CC01*

  • Dave Javdan CC90 (Co-chair)

  • Sarkis Jebejian CC91

  • Jeff Kateman CC89*

  • Albert Kim CC99

  • John Kim CC95

  • Reena Kim CC04

  • Sang Kim CC92*

  • Scott Koonin CC02

  • David J. Lee CC96

  • Barry Levine CC65

  • Sherry Lin CC94*

  • Ira Malin CC75

  • Evan Malter CC’96*

  • Vijay Mohan CC01* (Vice Co-chair)

  • Paul Myers CC85

  • Ricky Nardis CC98

  • Gregory Ostling CC91

  • Abhilash Patel CC’02*

  • Jenny Fan Raj CC00*

  • Filip Rensky CC’90

  • Yong-Kyoo Rim CC00

  • Eric Roth CC96

  • Jennifer Ryan CC89

  • Ted Schweitzer CC91

  • Matt Sodl CC88*

  • James Stone CC90* (Co-chair)

  • Dan Tamkin CC81

  • Christina Ying CC89

  • Raymond Yu CC89 (Chair Emeritus)

*Members of FDC West