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Inspired by the 30th anniversary of coeducation at Columbia College in 2016, the Alumnae Legacy Circle was established to recognize and inspire female philanthropy. This leadership giving society brings together Columbia College women as leaders, elevating their voices and inspiring them to strengthen the College, expand their influence and support the Columbia College Fund. Members span generation and are leaders in their communities and professions.

Prior to the founding of the Alumnae Legacy Circle, alumnae giving comprised only 25% of Columbia College Fund dollars. The members of the Alumnae Legacy Circle are helping to close this philanthropic gap.

Membership Levels

Columbia College alumnae may join the Alumnae Legacy Circle with a gift of $30,000 in support of Columbia College Fund, payable over a period of up to three years.

Columbia College alumnae from the Classes of 2006–2020 may join the Alumnae Legacy Circle with a comparable philanthropic commitment, payable over a period of up to three years.

Alumnae may also choose to join the Alumnae Legacy Circle by including Columbia College in their estate plans. For more information, please contact Kala DeStefano at kd2765@columbia.edu or 212-851-7452.

Benefits

Membership in the Alumnae Legacy Circle includes benefits and offerings curated especially for the College’s alumnae community.

  • COMMUNITY of women connected through exclusive newsletters, highlighting members, upcoming events and Columbia College happenings.

  • INVITATIONS to special events curated for Alumnae Legacy Circle members and other leadership donors, like the Dean’s Circle Reception and the Dean’s Scholarship Reception.

  • RECOGNITION in the Columbia College Report

  • ACCESS to Columbia College leadership like College deans and faculty.

Past Events

  • Members Breakfast at The Battery in San Francisco

  • Gallery Viewing and Wine Tasting at home of Kristin Simmons CC’12 in New York City

  • Tour of the Rembrandt Collection at National Gallery hosted by Britta Jacobson CC’96 in London

  • Fireside Chat to discuss College happenings with Dean Valentini

  • Members Holiday Tea at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

Members

As of August 2020

  • JoBeth Tananbaum Abecassis CC'07

  • Sarah Aibel CC'92 P: CC'23

  • Lori Alvino McGill CC'99, LAW'03

  • Kelley Buechel Badishkanian CC'98, BUS'08

  • Maiken Baird CC'89

  • Nairi C. Balian CC'88, P: CC'16, CC'22, CC'23

  • Sheetal Banerjee CC'89

  • Kyra Tirana Barry CC'87, P: CC'17

  • Olivia R. Barry CC'17

  • Stephanie Falcone Bernik CC'89

  • Francesca Bodini CC'06, BUS'09

  • Anna Brockway CC'92

  • Caitlin Prendergast Brodie CC'06

  • Leslie Gittess Brodsky CC'88 P: CC'23

  • Lisa L. Carnoy CC'89

  • Joyce Chang CC'86

  • Leslie Chang CC'92

  • Cynthia Chen CC'04, GF'14

  • Dehua "Wah" Chen CC'92

  • Germaine Choe CC'95

  • Claudia Choi CC'96, SIPA'98

  • Debra C. Chow CC'01

  • Jennifer Christine Chung CC'98

  • Christine Cronin-Hurst CC'84

  • Jennifer Anglade Dahlberg CC'93, P: CC'23

  • Lexi Diamond CC'91

  • Mary Corley Dunn CC'98

  • Abigail B. Elbaum CC'92, BUS'94

  • Michele Ann Esposito CC'96

  • Elizabeth Weir Factor CC'91

  • Anna Fang-Hamm CC'04

  • Katrina Froman CC'88

  • Dorcas W. Gardner CC'90

  • Sarah Schrager Gitlin CC'13

  • Michelle J. Goldberg CC'91

  • Wanda Holland Greene CC'89

  • Diana Greenwald CC'11

  • Yael Halaas CC'92

  • Hilary R. Hatch CC'92

  • Maya Ho CC'18

  • Sandra H. Hoffen CC'87

  • Divonne Holmes à Court CC'87

  • Nina L. Hong CC'93, LAW'96

  • Emily Hu CC'95 PS'00

  • Janice Ince CC'01

  • Britta W. Jacobson CC'96

  • Michelle Estilo Kaiser CC'87, PH'92, PS'97, P: CC'20

  • Gail A. Katz CC'97

  • Alison P. Kay CC'06

  • Mojdeh L. Khaghan CC'88, LAW'91, P: CC'17

  • Sungmee M Kim CC'97

  • Kara Kupferberg CC'18, SIPA'19

  • Mary Kuo CC'92, P: CC'20, CC'21

  • Christine Lai CC'95

  • Emily Lavine CC'18

  • Amy H. Lee CC'94

  • Sunhee Lee CC'90

  • June Boonyasai Lehv CC'95, DM'00, ORTHO'02

  • Jennifer M. Levine CC'91, P: CC'22

  • Pamela M. Levine CC'93

  • Julie Levy CC'91, P: CC'21

  • Tina Lin CC'91, PS'96

  • Donna MacPhee CC'89, P: CC'17

  • Karen Mahoney CC'88, P: CC'19

  • Samara Bernot Meshel CC'92, P: CC'18, CC'23

  • Cindy Z. Michel CC'95 (Co-Chair)

  • Caroline Puri Mitchell CC'02

  • Cassey Morales CC'96

  • Juwa Nguy CC'95

  • Jen Maxfield Ostfeld CC'99, JN'00

  • Meredith Milstein Polivy CC'09, BUS'17

  • Sumana Rao CC'08

  • Maria A. Rodino CC’88, P: CC'18, CC'20

  • Olivia Santoro CC'13, BUS'20

  • Teresa M. Saputo-Crerend CC'87, BUS'92, P: CC'22

  • Claire Shipman CC'86, SIPA'94

  • Esther Sholes CC'91

  • Beth Shubin Stein CC'91, PS'96

  • Elana Drell Szyfer CC'91

  • Michelle Tan CC'16

  • Claire E. Theobald CC'88

  • Mila Tuttle CC'96, SIPA'05 (Co-Chair)

  • Mary Elizabeth Vig CC'91

  • Shazi Visram CC'99, BUS'04

  • Cecilia C. Wang CC'09, LAW'12

  • Sandy Wang CC'92

  • Lara Stolman Watzky CC'91

  • Ellen Weinstein CC'93

  • Sherri P. Wolf CC'90

  • Alisa Amarosa Wood CC'01, BUS'08

  • Sharon Yang CC'07

  • Christina Ying CC'89

  • Nina Zipser CC'94

  • Anonymous CC'04

  • Anonymous CC'01

  • Anonymous CC'98

  • Anonymous CC'94

  • Anonymous CC'90

  • Anonymous CC'89


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Kala DeStefano

212-851-7452

kd2765@columbia.edu​

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