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Alumnae Legacy Circle

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 and ALC Annual 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 January 2021

  • JoBeth Tananbaum Abecassis CC07

  • Sarah Aibel CC92 P: CC23

  • Lori Alvino McGill CC99, LAW03

  • Kelley Buechel Badishkanian CC98, BUS08

  • Maiken Baird CC89

  • Nairi C. Balian CC88, P: CC16, CC22, CC23

  • Sheetal Banerjee CC89, P: CC24

  • Kyra Tirana Barry CC87, P: CC17

  • Olivia R. Barry CC17

  • Stephanie Falcone Bernik CC89, P: CC24

  • Francesca Bodini CC06, BUS09

  • Anna Brockway CC92

  • Caitlin Prendergast Brodie CC06

  • Leslie Gittess Brodsky CC88 P: CC23

  • Lisa L. Carnoy CC89

  • Joyce Chang CC86, P: CC24

  • Leslie Chang CC92

  • Yahphen Chang CC’87, P: CC’24

  • Cynthia Chen CC04, GF14

  • Dehua "Wah" Chen CC92

  • Germaine Choe CC95

  • Claudia Choi CC96, SIPA98

  • Debra C. Chow CC01

  • Jennifer Christine Chung CC98

  • Christine Cronin-Hurst CC84

  • Jennifer Anglade Dahlberg CC93, P: CC23

  • Lexi Diamond CC91

  • Mary Corley Dunn CC98

  • Beatrice May Edmonds CC’19

  • Abigail B. Elbaum CC92, BUS94

  • Michele Ann Esposito CC96

  • Leslie P. Estrada CC94

  • Elizabeth Weir Factor CC91

  • Anna Fang-Hamm CC04

  • Katrina Froman CC88

  • Cornelia L. Gallo CC’88

  • Dorcas W. Gardner CC90

  • Sarah Schrager Gitlin CC13

  • Michelle J. Goldberg CC91

  • Wanda Holland Greene CC89

  • Diana Greenwald CC11

  • Kate Holst Grimm CC’96, LAW’02

  • Yael Halaas CC92

  • Hilary R. Hatch CC92

  • Maya Ho CC18

  • Sandra H. Hoffen CC87

  • Divonne Holmes à Court CC87

  • Nina L. Hong CC93, LAW96

  • Emily Hu CC95 PS00

  • Janice Ince CC01

  • Britta W. Jacobson CC96

  • Michelle Estilo Kaiser CC87, PH92, PS97, P: CC20

  • Gail A. Katz CC97

  • Alison P. Kay CC06

  • Mojdeh L. Khaghan CC88, LAW91, P: CC17

  • Sungmee M Kim CC97

  • Kara Kupferberg CC18, SIPA19

  • Mary Kuo CC92, P: CC20, CC21, CC24

  • Christine Lai CC95

  • Emily Lavine CC18

  • Amy H. Lee CC94

  • Sunhee Lee CC90

  • June Boonyasai Lehv CC95, DM00, ORTHO02

  • Jennifer M. Levine CC91, P: CC22

  • Pamela M. Levine CC93

  • Julie Levy CC91, P: CC21

  • Tina Lin CC91, PS96

  • Donna MacPhee CC89, P: CC17

  • Karen Mahoney CC88, P: CC19

  • Samara Bernot Meshel CC92, P: CC18, CC23

  • Cindy Z. Michel CC95 (Co-Chair)

  • Caroline Puri Mitchell CC02

  • Cassey Morales CC96

  • Juwa Nguy CC95

  • Jen Maxfield Ostfeld CC99, JN00

  • Meredith Milstein Polivy CC09, BUS17

  • Sumana Rao CC08

  • Maria A. Rodino CC88, P: CC18, CC20

  • Olivia Santoro CC13, BUS20

  • Teresa M. Saputo-Crerend CC87, BUS92, P: CC22

  • Claire Shipman CC86, SIPA94

  • Esther Sholes CC91

  • Beth Shubin Stein CC91, PS96

  • Elana Drell Szyfer CC91

  • Michelle Tan CC16

  • Emily Miles Terry CC’89

  • Claire E. Theobald CC88

  • Mila Tuttle CC96, SIPA05 (Co-Chair)

  • Mary Elizabeth Vig CC91

  • Shazi Visram CC99, BUS04

  • Cecilia C. Wang CC09, LAW12

  • Sandy Wang CC92, P: CC24

  • Lara Stolman Watzky CC91

  • Ellen Weinstein CC93

  • Sherri P. Wolf CC90

  • Alisa Amarosa Wood CC01, BUS08

  • Sharon Yang CC07

  • Christina Ying CC89

  • Nina Zipser CC94

  • Anonymous CC04

  • Anonymous CC01

  • Anonymous CC98

  • Anonymous CC’94

  • Anonymous CC’90

  • Anonymous CC89


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Kala DeStefano

212-851-7452

kd2765@columbia.edu​

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