Gift Establishes Curriculum Innovation Fund for Entrepreneurship

Stephen S. Trevor ’86 and Ronnie D. Planalp BUS’86 donated a total of $2.5 million to the University, which will be used to support the Entrepreneurship Curriculum at the College, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at the Business School and Columbia Fencing. Part of the gift also will support financial aid through the Columbia College Fund. Trevor, a member of the Board of Visitors, is CEO, president, secretary and director of Boulevard Acquisition Group II; was a three-time NCAA Fencing All-American; and competed on the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic fencing teams. Planalp is the founder of Clear Eye Productions, a feature film production company, and a theater producer for Broadway and London’s West End.