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Hamilton Dinner

Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Reception 6:30 p.m. | Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University
116th Street and Broadway
10025 New York , NY
The Alexander Hamilton Medal is the highest honor awarded to a member of the College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor. This annual gala is held in Low Library each November. The next celebration will take place November 15, 2018.

2017 Honoree

The 2017 Alexander Hamilton Medalist is an extraordinarily devoted Columbia citizen and an ambassador and exemplar of the College and University’s commitment to inquiry, social engagement and transformation. His longtime support of the College and the University continues to make an indelible mark in the classrooms, across the campus and in the community.


​Jeffrey B. Hawkins
Robert K. Kraft CC’63
Victor Mendelson CC’89
Jonathan D. Schiller CC’69

Esta Stecher LAW’82


Armen A. Avanessians SEAS83
​Kyra Tirana Barry CC87​
Lisa Carnoy CC89
Tom Cornacchia CC’85
Dr. Allen Hyman CC’55

Stefanie Katz-Rothman CC88
Mark E. Kingdon CC’71
Allison K. Lavine CC16
Emily H. Lavine CC18
Nicholas P. Leone CC88
Alex Navab CC’87
Mike Rothfeld CC’69
Hal Shapiro CC’88
Jonathan S. Sobel CC88
John Vaske CC’88
Doug Wolf CC’88

Marc Wolpow

Additional Details

Dinner proceeds directly benefit College students by supporting the priorities of Columbia College, including the Core Curriculum and Financial aid.

Learn more about the history of the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, named in honor of one of our nation's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton CC 1778.

If you have a story or memory to share about Jonathan Lavine CC’88, please email us here.

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Alexander Hamilton Medal

Named in honor of one of our nation’s founding fathers and an original leader of Kings College, this medal is the highest honor one can receive from the Columbia College Alumni Association.

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