Another record-breaking Columbia Giving Day is in the books. This year, the third annual online event raised $11,064,924 through 10,452 gifts from all 50 states and 53 countries.
Amelia J. Alverson, who has served as senior vice president for development at Columbia University Medical Center for the past five years, has been appointed executive vice president for university development and alumni relations.
“I can think of no better person to help steward this great institution and to build upon the sense of loyalty and enthusiasm now seen throughout the extended Columbia community,” said President Lee C. Bollinger.
Mark your calendars for October 29, Columbia Giving Day, when the entire Columbia community will come together to change lives that change the world.
Alumni, students, parents, and friends can win big for their favorite school or program by competing for $400,000 in matching funds.
Columbia University produced a return of 17.5 percent on its endowment portfolio for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. This reflects the normal one-quarter lag in private equity and real asset valuations.
The total value of Columbia’s endowment as of June 30 was $9.2 billion. The University’s trailing 5- and 10-year returns—14.2 percent and 11.0 percent, respectively.
The connections a person makes can mean everything for a career. For Eleanor Applewhaite '62LAW, who attended law school at the height of the civil rights movement, her Columbia connections meant everything.
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.
Jerome L. Greene Science Center Now Rising on New Manhattanville Campus Will Be Home to University-wide Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Initiative
Columbia University has announced that Delhi-based entrepreneur Sharik Currimbhoy has pledged a generous gift of $12.12 million. The gift is broad in scope and will span multiple schools at the university. It will support research and fellowships with a focus on India and emerging markets. The gift is timed to coincide with the auspicious moment of 12:12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 — 12:12 on 12-12-12. This is the largest gift from an alumnus in India to Columbia.