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Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner

2018 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner

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
New York, NY 10027
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The 71st Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, honoring Lisa L. Carnoy CC'89, took place Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The Alexander Hamilton Medal is the highest honor awarded to a member of the Columbia College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor. It is presented by the Columbia College Alumni Association; James J. Valentini, dean, Columbia College; and Lee C. Bollinger, president, Columbia University.


Lisa L. Carnoy has been a Columbia leader and inspiration for more than 30 years. As a role model, advisor and benefactor to students, alumni, parents and friends, she has left a deep imprint on the College and the University and holds the distinction of being the first female medalist.


Dinner proceeds directly benefit College students by supporting the priorities of Columbia College, including financial aid, student life and community.

Dinner Chairs

  • Abigail Black Elbaum '92
  • Mark E. Kingdon '71
  • Jonathan S. Lavine '88
  • Victor H. Mendelson '89
  • Alexander Navab '87

Dinner Committee

  • Matthew J. Assiff '89
  • Kyra Tirana Barry '87
  • Michael Behringer '89
  • Alastair Borthwick
  • Wanda M. Holland Greene '89
  • Brian C. Krisberg '81
  • Nicholas P. Leone '88
  • Donna H. MacPhee '89
  • Philippa Feldman Portnoy BC'86
  • Jonathan S. Sobel '88
  • Arthur B. Spector '68
  • Margaret Sung
  • Douglas R. Wolf ‘88
  • Sherri P. Wolf ‘90

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.

Please email us with stories or memories of Lisa in honor of this celebration.

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Alexander Hamilton Medal

Named in honor of Alexander Hamilton CC 1778, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and a leader at King’s College, this medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Columbia College Alumni Association.

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