The Lenfest Effect
See how one individual’s generosity is having an impact on Columbia — and on the world — that will endure for generations to come. Read more about his $30 million gift for an arts center in Manhattanville.
Annual Fellowships for Doctoral Study: Mailman School of Public Health
PhD students at the Mailman School need a minimum of five years to complete their degrees. With overall tuition costs nearing $170,000 per student, fellowship gifts are an essential source of funding to cover tuition and stipends.
Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and a member of the Business School’s Board of Overseers, has pledged a landmark gift of $100 million to Columbia Business School. It joins Class of 1969 alumnus Henry R. Kravis’s $100 million contribution as the largest in the School’s history.
With the primary goal of building capacity to recruit and fund scholars and students dedicated to social and civic engagement in Brazil, the Lemann Foundation has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Columbia University for the benefit of several related initiatives. The gift is Columbia’s largest ever for Brazil-related efforts and is the largest gift from a Brazilian donor.