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Fund Development Council

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The Fund Development Council (FDC) is a network of alumni peer-to-peer fundraisers who serve as the leadership committee for the Columbia College Fund. Their work is critical to growing the pipeline of $1,500+ donors.

Members of the FDC formulate overall strategy, solicit leadership-level gifts for the College Fund and partner with staff members. These dedicated alumni meet three times per year, helping raise $2-3 million for the College Fund annually. 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.

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Scott Koonin - Circle Headshot Edited

David Javdan CC’90

Scott Koonin CC’02

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.

Scott is an investment advisor at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC in New York City. He has a bachelor’s degree in History from Columbia University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. Scott serves on the Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors and is also on the Board of the Columbia College Young Leaders Council.


"The gates of Columbia College were flung open and my life was changed forever by the financial aid I received from alumni. Join me in keeping the gates open for the next generation of College students. Your support changes lives."

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.

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Vijay Mohan Headshot

James Stone CC’90, BUS’96

Vijay Mohan CC’01

2022–23 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

  • Ganesh Betanabhatla CC06

  • Sam Bisbee CC’90

  • Sherman Chu CC82*

  • Carlos Cuevas CC’05

  • Karl Cole-Frieman CC92*

  • Steven Coleman CC83

  • Ben Cosgrove CC90*

  • 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 (Co-Chair)

  • David J. Lee CC96

  • Barry Levine CC65

  • Sherry Lin CC94*

  • Cara Luse CC’94*

  • 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*

  • Yong-Kyoo Rim CC00

  • Hilton Romanski CC’95*

  • Eric Roth CC96

  • Jennifer Ryan CC89

  • Ted Schweitzer CC91

  • Matt Sodl CC88*

  • James Stone CC90* (Vice Co-Chair)

  • Dan Tamkin CC81

  • Christina Ying CC89

  • Chris Young CC’90*

  • Raymond Yu CC89 (Chair Emeritus)

*Members of FDC West