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Photo from 2016 John Jay Awards Dinner

2019 John Jay Awards Dinner

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Black-tie optional Reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
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On March 6, 2019, Columbia College celebrated the 41st annual John Jay Awards Dinner, honoring five accomplished alumni of the College for distinguished professional achievements in their respective fields.

The John Jay Awards have been presented to 215 honorees since 1978 and the Dinner raises scholarship and support money for the John Jay National Scholars Program. This annual gala is held in the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street location and gathers almost 500 attendees each year.

View the 2019 Dinner Photos

The 2019 John Jay Honorees are:

Dinner Chairs

  • Lisa Carnoy CC'89
  • Thomas Cornacchia CC'85
    Henry Kravis BUS'69
  • Brian Krisberg CC'81
    Jonathan Lavine CC'88
    Alexander Navab CC'87

Dinner Committee (In Formation)

  • Kyra Tirana Barry CC'87
    Dmitry Balyasny
  • Rebecca Balyasny CC'01
  • Michael Behringer CC'89
  • Victor Mendelson CC'89
    Rita Pietropinto-Kitt CC'93
    Mozelle Thompson CC'76
Portrait of John Jay by Gilbert Stuart

John Jay National Scholars Program

The John Jay National Scholars Program is named after Founding Father, John Jay CC 1764, a student of classics and the law and a leading proponent of the principles of the American Constitution. This award program provides financial aid and special programming to enhance the academic and extracurricular experiences of outstanding students.

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See this year's photos!