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John Jay Dinner

2020 John Jay Awards Dinner

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Black-tie optional | Reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Cipriani 42nd Street
110 E. 42nd Street

On March 4, 2020, Columbia College will celebrate the 42nd annual John Jay Awards Dinner, which will honor six accomplished College alumni for their distinguished professional achievement.

The John Jay Awards have been presented to 220 honorees since 1978, and the dinner raises scholarship and support money for the John Jay National Scholars Program. The annual gala is held at the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street location and brings together almost 500 attendees each year.

The 2020 John Jay Award Honorees

Dinner Chairs

  • Kyra Tirana Barry CC’87
    Lisa L. Carnoy CC89
    Eric H. Holder, Jr. CC’73, LAW’76
    Jonathan S. Lavine CC’88

Dinner Committee

  • Michael Behringer CC'89
  • Abigail Black Elbaum CC'92, BUS'94
    Leslie Gittess Brodsky CC'88
  • Frank Seminara CC'89
    Kaivan Shakib CC'89

Selection Committee

  • Kyra Tirana Barry CC’87
  • Michael Behringer CC’89
  • Steve Coleman CC’83
  • Wah Chen CC’92
  • Geoffrey Colvin CC’74
  • Alan Freeman CC’93
  • Leslie Gittess Brodsky CC’88
  • David Javdan CC’90
  • Scott Koonin CC’02
  • Brian Krisberg CC’81
  • Ted Schweitzer CC’91
  • Doug Wolf CC’88
Portrait of John Jay by Gilbert Stuart

John Jay National Scholars Program

The John Jay National Scholars Program is named after Founding Father, John Jay CC 1764, a student of classics and the law and a leading proponent of the principles of the American Constitution. This award program provides financial aid and special programming to enhance the academic and extracurricular experiences of outstanding students.

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John Jay Awards

The John Jay Awards honor alumni for distinguished professional achievement.

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