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Elbaum Elected to Board of Trustees

Abigail Black Elbaum ’92, BUS’94 has been elected to the University Board of Trustees. Her six-year term began on September 6.

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Elbaum is a co-founder and principal of Ogden CAP Properties, a real estate management, development and investment firm with assets in New York and Washington, D.C. She began her career at JP- Morgan Chase in its Private Bank. Elbaum’s board affiliations include the New York City Police Foundation, the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, the Mount Vernon Triangle CID and the Lincoln Square BID, where she is on the Executive Committee. She is a governor of the Real Estate Board of New York. Elbaum is also active in a variety of capacities at NewYork­Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, including the Sloane Hospital for Women Advisory Committee and the Heart Center Steering Committee.

A former chair of the Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee, Elbaum is currently on the Steering Committee of the College’s Core to Commencement Campaign. She is a past member of the College’s Board of Visitors and in 2002 received the Columbia College Young Alumni Achievement Award. In 2015 she was presented a John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement. “We are very fortunate at Columbia to have a group of highly accomplished individuals who generously give their time, energy and considerable wisdom to the governance of the University by serving on its board as trustees,” said Trustees Chair Jonathan Schiller ’69, LAW’73.