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Young Leaders Council

The Young Leaders Council is a leadership giving society for Columbia College alumni from the Classes of 2001 - 2020. Members support the Columbia College Fund at a leadership level and help the College cultivate young philanthropists and develop a pipeline of committed and engaged alumni.

Membership Levels

Columbia College alumni from the Classes of 2001–2020 may join the Young Leaders Council with a gift of $1,500 in support of the Columbia College Fund.

Columbia College alumni from the Classes of 2001–2020 may join the Young Leaders Council Executive Board with a gift of $5,000 or more in support of the Columbia College Fund. The Executive Board attends quarterly board meetings and partners with Columbia College staff to plan events and cultivate new members of the Young Leaders Council.

Benefits

Membership in the Young Leaders Council includes unique opportunities to engage with fellow young alumni and other leaders at Columbia College.

Past Speakers

  • Panel discussion with University Trustees Lisa Carnoy CC’89, Wanda Holland Greene CC’89, TC’91, Jonathan Lavine CC’88 and Victor Mendelson CC’89

  • Sports Media Industry discussion featuring Leslie Gittess Brodsky CC’88, Founder of Blue Sky Media NYC, Danielle Maged CC’89, BUS’97, Executive Vice President of Global Solutions, Fox Networks Group, and Marie Donoghue CC’87, LAW’91, former Executive Vice President of Global Business & Content Strategy, ESPN.

  • Intimate discussions with Judge Rolando Acosta CC’79 LAW ’82, Associate Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and Judge Joseph Greenaway CC’78, United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey, Lt. Michael Leiter CC’91, former Director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center under President G. W. Bush and President Obama, Alisa Amarosa Wood CC’01, BUS’08, Founding Co-Chair and YLC Board Member and Partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

2020-2021 Board Members

  • Lauren Accordino CC’09 (Co-Chair)

  • Eric Allbin CC01*

  • Randy Berkowitz CC’04

  • Ganesh Betanabhatla CC’06

  • Francesca Bodini CC’06

  • Tyler Boyd CC’06 (Chair Emeritus)

  • Caitlin Brodie CC’06

  • Mike Brown CC’06 (Chair Emeritus)

  • Cynthia Chen CC’04*

  • Carlos Cuevas CC’05

  • Zecki Dossal CC’02

  • Avram Drori CC’04

  • Beatrice Edmonds CC19

  • Kevin Galligan CC’05 (Co-Chair)

  • Andrew Heinrich CC’13

  • Maya Ho CC’18

  • Christopher Jones CC’07*

  • Allan Kang CC’14

  • Scott Koonin CC’02

  • Megan Lundy CC’08

  • Tom Meister CC’09* (Co-Chair)

  • Heather Meyerdirk CC’06*

  • Vijay Mohan CC’01*

  • Sumana Rao CC’08*

  • Lisa Heffner Scolnik CC’06

  • Michelle Tan CC’16*

  • Cecilia Wang CC09

  • Geoffrey Williams CC’03

  • Alastair Wood CC’01

  • Alisa Wood CC’01 (Chair Emerita)

  • Iain Wood CC’03

2020-2021 Council Members

  • Michael Accordino CC’07

  • Zila Acosta-Grimes CC’11

  • Ram Ahluwalia CC’01

  • Tala Akhavan CC’13

  • Zachary Ali CC’11*

  • Jeremy Banon CC13

  • Jennifer Baskin CC’03

  • Iyobosa Bello-Asemota CC19

  • Katie Day Benvenuto CC’03

  • Sulman Bhatti CC’06

  • Tiffany Bryant CC’08

  • Theodore Buchsbaum CC’14

  • Christian Capasso CC’07

  • Adriana Garcia Ceja CC’13

  • Christopher Chu CC17

  • Jordan Cline CC’19

  • Sarah Coleman CC’15

  • Leigh Colvin CC’14

  • Eleanor Coufos CC’03

  • Marcello Cricco-Lizza CC11

  • Evan Daar CC’09*

  • Adrian Demko CC07

  • Stephanie Davis Demko CC09

  • Ravi Desai CC’05

  • Erica Dorfman CC’11*

  • Mariele Dunn CC’11

  • Kathryn Ebner CC’05

  • Tommy Enright CC’03

  • Christina Fang CC’07

  • Samantha Feingold-Criss CC’07

  • Thomas Flynn CC’15

  • Ari Freisinger CC’08*

  • Sarah Gitlin CC’13

  • Austin Glover CC’14

  • Jesse Golomb CC’02

  • Thomas Gorman CC’04*

  • Brian Grimes CC’11

  • Emily Gruber CC’19

  • Erin Gun CC’15

  • Stephanie Hagio CC’06*

  • Gairy Hall CC’11

  • Halle Hammond CC’06

  • Eric Han CC’13

  • Ken Harada CC’05

  • Stephanie Hart CC12

  • Laura Heller CC’01

  • Keith Hernandez CC’07

  • Sonia Hirdaramani CC’02

  • Adria Hou CC’02*

  • Katherine Howitt CC’13

  • Oleg Ilichev CC’04

  • Janice Mok Ince CC’01*

  • Ian Jay CC’05

  • Mallory Jensen CC’05*

  • Maggie Johnson CC11

  • Arvind Kadaba CC’07

  • Justin Kahn CC13

  • Daniel Kanak CC10

  • David Kang CC’15

  • Arjun Kapoor CC’09

  • Venkat Kausik CC’13

  • Jon Keehner CC’00

  • John Kenney CC’13

  • Michelle Klein CC’02

  • Kristin Kramer CC’09

  • Kara Kupferberg CC’18

  • Andrew Lake CC’13

  • Emily Lavine CC’18

  • Kevin Lawi CC’00

  • Richard Lee CC’16

  • Stephanie Lung CC04

  • David Matteini CC’01

  • Alexander Meshel CC’18

  • Pablo Mendoza CC16

  • Rob Meyerhoff CC’06*

  • Jacob Miller CC’11

  • David Morgan CC’12

  • Dan Moss CC’03

  • Jose Negrette CC05

  • Nathania Nisonson CC’03

  • Brendan O'Hearn CC’13

  • Susan Phan CC12*

  • Preston Pohl CC’09

  • Meredith Milstein Polivy CC’09

  • Azhar Quader CC’02

  • Amy Yi-Hwa Reisenberg CC’01*

  • Carter Reum CC’03

  • Brett Robbins CC’09

  • Michael Roberts CC’09

  • Elisse Roche CC’14*

  • Nathan Rosin CC’18

  • Adam Rozencwajg CC’06

  • Sara Sakowitz CC’18

  • Olivia Santoro CC’13

  • Diana Benton Schechter CC’05

  • David Seidman CC’06

  • Lauren Schy Seidman CC’08

  • Ali Shafei CC’10

  • Dan Shapiro CC07

  • Eric Shapiro CC13

  • Dara Shapiro CC14

  • Terrance Smith CC’08

  • David Simons CC’06

  • Ravi Sinha CC’17

  • Tao Tan CC07

  • Max Taffel CC’08

  • Maxwell Tobin CC’09

  • David Toledano CC’05

  • Michael Topol CC10

  • Brandon Thompson CC12

  • Genevieve Thornton CC’02

  • Paul Tietz CC’08

  • Jonathan Truppman CC07

  • Miklos Vasarhelyi CC’04

  • Niketh Velamoor CC’01

  • Amanda Veraldi CC’09

  • Paul Wang CC’12*

  • Charlotte Evans Will CC’03*

  • Gregory Winchell CC’06

  • Andrew Wood CC’14

  • Sharon Yang CC’08

  • Sue Yang CC’10

  • Mary Ye EN’12

  • Sandra Yin CC’18

  • John Zaro CC’05

  • Kevin Zhang CC’14*

  • Jessica Zen CC’07

  • Anonymous CC’12

*Members of the Bay Area Chapter.