Gifts of Estate

Many alumni and friends have made bequest provisions, which are exempt from federal estate and state inheritance taxes and do not have a limit on the deduction amount. In Fiscal Year 2013–2014, Columbia College was the beneficiary of bequests from the estates of the following alumni, widows, widowers, relatives and friends.

Edward C. Biele ’39, LAW’42
Elizabeth J. Bogen GSAS’07
Alan Candiotti ’67
Emily L. Cloyd GSAS’67
Elaine A. Evans GSAS’62
Jane Franck LS’43, GSAS’49
Marilyn S. Goodman GSAS’69
Bernard Hirschhorn GSAS’44, GSAS’78, GSAS’81
John F. Hogan GSAS’55
Robert Immerman
Shirley A. Ingalls
Charles Koszegi
Joseph R. Kuh ’39, PS’43
Frank A. Lloyd Jr. ’45, GSAS’54
Jeanne Metzner
Robert R. Morgan ’60, GSAS’66
Douglas L. Rehlaender 1918
Nicholas Rudd ’64, BUS’67
Charles M. Scholz ’23, SEAS’25
A. Joshua Sherman ’54, GSAS’67
Herbert B. Silverman ’37, GSAS’38
Aurellia W. Sobczyk
Gerard A. Weiss ’32, LAW’34
1754 Society

The 1754 Society acknowledges alumni, parents and friends who have made plans for the University through life income gifts or as part of their estate. Named for the year in which King’s College was established, the society recognizes the vital role that benefactors have played in Columbia’s emergence as a preeminent educational institution and the role they play today in ensuring its prominence. New members in Fiscal Year 2013–2014 are indicated by an asterisk.

Daniel Ahearn ’49, GSAS’61 and Louise Ahearn GSAS’65
John N. Ake ’63
William C. Albert ’65
Rev. A. Gary Angleberger ’57
Guillermo E. Aragon ’43
Allan E. Bahrs ’63, BUS’65
Daniel P. Baker ’76, P: ’07, ’10
Livia and David J. Bardin ’54, LAW’56, P: SEAS’83, SEAS’87
James L. Bast ’58, SEAS’59
John H. Beeman ’39
Bruno J. Bellinfante ’52
Stuart M. Berkman ’66, BUS’68, P: ’05
Robert Berne ’60, BUS’62
Peter R. Bierstedt ’65, SIPA’69, LAW’69
Willard Block ’51
Dutro Blocksom ’52
Roy Boelstler ’56, DM’59 *
Thomas C. Bolton ’64 *
Norman Brachfeld ’49
Paul A. Brooke ’67, GSAS’72
Stephen L. Buchman ’59, LAW’62 *
Arnold D. Burk ’53, LAW’55
A. Bruce Burns ’41, SEAS’41, SEAS’42
Robert Burstein ’54, LAW’56
José A. Cabranes ’61
William V. Campbell ’62, TC’64, P: ’04, ’13 *
Charles R. Cantor ’63 *
Stephen H. Case ’64, LAW’68, P: ’92, BUS’02 *
Bret A. Charipper ’54, GSAS’56
Daniel S. Choy ’44, PS’49
Jeremiah J. Ciancia CP’39
Mark B. Constantian ’68
Edward Cowan ’54, P: ’90
Salim S. Dallal ’62, BUS’63, P: ’89, GSAS’91, GSAS’93, GSAS’97
Duncan N. Darrow ’71
Robert H. Davis Jr. ’83, SIPA’87, GSAS’87
Martha Dougherty W: ’42
Joseph S. Drew ’64, JRN’65
Milton R. Edelin ’54, SOA’57 *
Charlotte K. Ehrenhaft SW’57, W: ’54, SIPA’57, LAW’57, P: ’93
Daniel Ein ’59
Robert P. Endelman ’91
Michele A. Esposito ’96
Howard Falberg ’54, BUS’56
Jeremy R. Feinberg ’92, LAW’95
Michael Fishbein ’63
David A. Foster ’64, GSAS’78, GSAS’79, GSAS’82
Arthur L. Frank ’64
Willi Rudowsky and Hal Freedman ’64, BUS’65
Margaret C. Freiman W: ’54, SEAS’55, SEAS’56, SEAS’61
A. Alan Friedberg ’53
Barbara L. and Robert L. Friedman ’64
Alan M. Frommer ’57, SEAS’58, P: ’86, ’91
Antoine F. Gagne ’40, SEAS’43
Oscar B. Garfein ’61, PS’65, BUS’97, P: ’91, PS’00 *
Michael Garrett ’66, LAW’69, BUS’70, P: ’98
Michael L. Gelfand ’60, PS’64
Lee and Daniel Gilbert ’38, BUS’38 *
Michael Gilbride ’76
Jeffrey M. Glassman ’76, SIPA’92
Thomas H. Glocer ’81
Arnold J. Goldberg ’61, SEAS’62, P: ’89
Thomas E. Gorman ’04
K. Ivan F. Gothner ’80, SIPA’82
Phyllis and Eugene Gottfried ’50, PS’54
Franklin N. Gould ’40
Elliott A. Greher ’63, P: SEAS’94, SEAS’95
David R. Halperin ’65
Ira Hayes ’61
Eliot S. Hearst ’53, GSAS’54, GSAS’56, P: ’91
Alan Helms ’59
Melvin Hershkowitz ’42
Samuel L. Higginbottom ’43, SEAS’43, P: ’71, LAW’74
L.David Hillis ’67, PS’72
Michael S. Hindus ’68, P: ’91
Allan Hoben ’56
Herbert A. Hochman ’66
Edward Horadesky ’51, GSAS’52
Steven M. Hornstein ’73
Donald J. Horowitz ’56, P: ’88
Steven C. Jenning ’72, JRN’74, P: SEAS’06
Robert R. Jespersen ’58
Dorothy D. Johnson GSAS’49, W: ’45
Norman Kahn ’54, DM’58, GSAS’64 and Dale Kahn GSAS’65 *
Edward C. Kalaidjian ’42, LAW’45, P: ’82
Richard C. Kandel ’49
Alan M. Kanzer ’65
Theodore D. Karchuta ’50
Robert D. Katz ’75, P: ’04, ’08
Stephen Katz ’65 *
Mark E. Kingdon ’71, P: ’09, ’16
W. Fred Kinsey ’51, GSAS’53
Lawrence A. Kobrin ’54, LAW’57, P: ’92, GSAS’96
Robert Kovelman ’85
Michael Kronstadt ’68
Harvey Kurzweil ’66, LAW’69, P: ’95, ’00, LAW’97
Frederick G. Kushner ’70, PS’74, P: ’03, ’06
Ronald Kwasman ’53
Stan J. Lazusky ’80
Melvin N. Lechner ’58
Wendy and Steven R. Leff ’76, PS’80, P: ’04, ’12, LAW’07
Andrew S. Levine ’61, SEAS’62
Catherine L. and Alex C. Li ’73
David C. Lindeman ’66, LAW’69
William J. Lubic ’49 and Ruth W. Lubic TC’59, TC’61, TC’79 *
Sinclair R. Mackay ’53
Paul J. Maddon ’81, GSAS’85, GSAS’88, PS’88
Donald L. Margolis ’63, BUS’65
Theodore C. Martin ’60
J. Philip McAleer ’56
Helen and H. Roy McArdle ’41, BUS’41
Michael F. McGuire ’68, PS’72
Carl Meier ’52, PS’56 and Gail Meier NRS’55 *
Robert E. Meyerson ’66
Evan Miller ’78
James H. Miller ’70
Philip Milstein ’71, P: ’09, ’10 and Cheryl Milstein BC’82, P: ’09, ’10 *
James F. Minter ’73, GSAS’74
Joseph C. Moore ’43, SEAS’44, SEAS’48 *
James W. Murdaugh ’65
Louis R. Nardizzi ’59, SEAS’60 *
Russell B. Needham ’68 *
Jeffrey A. Newman ’67, LAW’71, P: ’02, ’04
Randolph C. Nichols ’75, TC’79
Irwin Nydick ’46, PS’48
Vikram S. Pandit SEAS’76, SEAS’77, BUS’80, GSAS’86, P: ’17
C. Ward Parshall ’63
George J. Peppas ’62
John P. Perfetti ’84, P: ’13
Bernard R. Queneau ’30, SEAS’32, SEAS’33 *
Martin J. Rabinowitz ’53, LAW’55, P: ’79, ’87, LAW’83
Abraham A. Raizen ’38
Stephen G. Rice ’67
Francis J. Rigney Jr. ’44, PS’49
Megumi Rinaldi ’99 and Frank Rinaldi SEAS’99 *
Dagny and William C. Robbins ’42
James W. Robins ’70, JRN’73 *
James R. Robinson ’39
James K. Roros ’43, SEAS’43, SEAS’47, SEAS’55 *
Michael B. Rothfeld ’69, BUS’71, SIPA’71, JRN’71, P: ’06, ’08
Laurence H. Rubinstein ’60
Peter Rugg ’69, SEAS’70
Bruno M. Santonocito ’66 and Patricia Santonocito LAW’79 *
Marjorie M. and Albert J. Scardino ’70, P: ’00, ’08
Kenneth P. Scheffel ’59
Alfred L. Scherzer ’49, PH’50, TC’54, PS’63 *
Jonathan D. Schiller ’69, LAW’73, P: ’01, ’06, LAW’08, SCE’13
Alois E. Schmitt Jr. ’50
Homer D. Schoen ’44
Thomas O. Schroeppel ’65
Nicholas J. Serwer ’78, LAW’81
Gerald Sherwin ’55
James T. Sherwin ’53, LAW’56
Walter A. Simson ’77
G. Phillip Smith ’61, GSAPP’69 and Douglas N. Thompson GSAPP’70 *
J. Donald Smith ’65
Brenda and Charles S. Solomon ’55, DM’58
Stephanie J. Spencer ’89
Robert G. Spiro ’51, P: ’86
Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr. ’64 *
Frederick C. Stark Jr. ’51
Herbert B. Stern ’59, P:’07, SOA’12
Warren R. Stern ’74 *
Franklin A. Thomas ’56, LAW’63
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg ’59, P: ’97, BUS’03
Kyriakos Tsakopoulos ’93
Lloyd Ulman ’40
Jorge A. Uribe ’64
George L. Van Amson ’74, P: ’13, ’15, ’17
Robert B. Wallace ’53, PS’57
William B. Wallace ’52
Bernard A. Weinstein ’65, P: ’06
Laura and Mark H. Willes ’63, BUS’67
Richard E. Witten ’75, P: ’10 and Elizabeth Witten TC’97, P: ’10
Jay N. Woodworth ’65, BUS’67
Elaine and Roger E. Yanow ’52
Arnold S. Zentner ’46, PS’48, P: ’83 *
Jay J. Zumeta ’66

Why I Give Back

I spent four years at Columbia College as a student who learned so much from my professors, my classmates and the two deans of Columbia College. Dean Lawrence Chamberlain [GSAS’45] and Dean Nicholas McKnight [’21] were always concerned with having the best faculty in the country. They were brilliant and warm individuals. I found learning and warmth from faculty, and classmates provided me with good thoughts and good relations and I am very grateful. Graduating from Columbia inspired in me an urge to create and succeed.

Howard Falberg ’54

My Columbia College education made me more uncomfortable about the course of world events on the one hand, and more self-reflective on the other. When students and former students embrace their College education, they join a community of lifelong learners. Members of this community share a Core and a commitment — to better know ourselves as individuals and to enlighten the course of civilization. This voyage challenges us like no other, but as Aeneas says in 1:239, ‘A joy it will be one day… to remember even this.’

Chuck Callan ’78

A person will face any number of challenges throughout his or her life — both personal and professional — but it is the thought process to solve those problems that is the key to success. Columbia gives students the tools to think critically and expand their worldview. It is a path we embarked on College Walk and continue on today.

Joanna Herman ’98 and Brooks Herman ’98

... I am constantly reminded that my time at Morningside Heights represented the starting place of my journey as an adult — a journey comprising infinite experiences — bound by nothing. ... Instilled by the Core and nurtured by interactions with classmates and friends, I departed from Columbia with one critical realization at the forefront of my mind: that the intellectual process is many times, if not most, more valuable than the answer. As I approach my ninth year as an alumnus, I strive earnestly each day to transform that realization into a reality — a challenge I find befitting of a Columbia College graduate.

Ganesh Betanabhatla ’05

Columbia’s commitment to the Core has provided my friends and me a breadth of knowledge just wide enough that it doesn’t sacrifice depth. Because the Core is built this way, each of us can take the bits and pieces that are meaningful to us to forge a unique relationship with Columbia that extends far beyond the gates of 116th and that somewhat fuzzy May of senior year.

Vesal Yazdi ’11

Having been born in Colombia, and having lived in the United States, Switzerland and now Brazil for the past 25 years, I can tell you that no matter where you live in the world, being a part of the Columbia community will always be rewarding. The education that I received at our alma mater and the Core both gave me a foundation for life. The Columbia community has been an important part of my life ever since, always central and key in my success.

Diana Moreinis Nasser ’87

It’s easy to forget that the Columbia experience isn’t over when you graduate and go beyond College Walk. Having worked and studied on three continents, I’ve found Columbia alums, current students and faculty all over the world. From seeing the unveiling of Greg Wyatt ’71’s statue of Macbeth in Stratford-upon-Avon, to welcoming the next generation of students in Beijing, Columbians are doing amazing things and creating communities everywhere.

Stephanie Lung ’04

A freshman commuter, I learned to read ‘Homer’ while holding the handrail on the subway to Sheepshead Bay. A year later, with a scholarship, I was able to live on campus until graduation. We pre-meds were obsessed with excelling in our science courses, especially organic chemistry. ... I became a professor of anesthesiology at P&S. Some time ago, I was asked to anesthetize [an] esteemed professor of organic chem. ‘Any questions for me, sir?’ ‘Yes, I have one. What were your grades?’ ‘B+, B+, both terms.’ ‘Not bad, not bad.’ We shook hands and smiled. We knew we just shared a unique Columbia moment.

Allen Hyman ’55, P: ’85, ’88, PS’90

Nearly a decade after graduation, as I follow my classmates’ extraordinary accomplishments in government, academia, medicine, law and the arts, and at their own start-ups, my respect and appreciation for the education we received at the College (and my desire to give back as an alum) continues to grow. My commitment to a career in public service was solidified by my undergraduate experience organizing Columbia Community Outreach, with support from the alumni community. 

Diana Benton Schecter ’05

My Columbia experience has been truly enriched by my involvement in the Columbia College Student Council. ... In my current role as the Class of 2015 president, I’m always astounded by how the definition of this community evolves because of the diversity that exists in thought, experience, ethnicity, academic pursuits, concerns and more within the student body. For me, it creates a renewed sense of curiosity and I believe this is what truly makes Columbia unique — it’s a university where the diversity within our gates reflects that of New York City and the world.

Kareem D. Carryl ’15

Attending Columbia was single-handedly one of the best decisions I've made. Columbia fostered my academic interests in science in ways unimaginable and afforded me the opportunity to work in the labs of several esteemed scientists, including Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel [P: BUS88]. My first journal publication is from research I completed in a neuroscience lab as an undergraduate. ... As an alumna, I donate to the College and am a volunteer ... because it’s important for me to remain connected to this institution and ensure that students continue to have the same amazing experiences I had.

Brittany Dubose ’08

We support the College because it is the best thing that has ever happened to our son Ricardo ’16. He feels that everyone in this world should have the opportunity to experience the Core. We are so impressed by his knowledge, maturity and changes! We are confident that because of Columbia and the Core, he will be prepared to handle any situation. We are also so grateful for the brilliant professors who give him time and attention outside the classroom, so we want to help the College continue this amazing work.

Lucila and Alejandro Vollbrechthausen P: ’16

... We are hopeful that by giving back we can influence the next generation of leaders who will continue the cycle of giving. The experiences [we’ve had] and people we’ve met because of Columbia have been invaluable to our careers and lives in general. We are both extremely grateful for the doors the College has opened for us and the friends we've made (and continue to make) through CU. Columbia holds a special place in our hearts, as we never would have met otherwise. We are engaged to be married in 2015.

Ralph DeBernardo ’09 (football) and Kaitlyn Busler ’10 (field hockey)