A bequest of $20 million from the estate of Judith P. Sulzberger, MD ’49PS, will be directed to the Judith P. Sulzberger Genome Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The gift will support genomics research and further the use of breakthrough technologies to address important problems in biological and biomedical research. Dr. Sulzberger played a leadership role in founding the Columbia Genome Center — since renamed in her honor — as an outgrowth of the National Institute of Health’s Human Genome Initiative.
The Jamie Deutsch Foundation has made a gift of $100,000 to the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund, which helps children with cancer and their families by funding the Herbert Irving Child & Adolescent Oncology Center (HICAOC) at Columbia University Medical Center.
As part of the newly launched Financial Insights Project, the Citi Foundation will provide up to $25 million over the next five years to leading universities conducting research on issues affecting the financial services landscape in the areas of innovation, technology, globalization and consumer behavior.
Frank Cicero, ’92CC, made a multi-part $500,000 commitment to Columbia Athletics and the College, with $350,000 supporting the Campbell Sports Center planned for Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex, $100,000 supporting the Columbia College Annual Fund, and $50,000 to the Football program.
Columbia Business School has received a commitment of $2.5 million from Andrew Barth ’83CC, ’85BUS to support the construction of the School’s new facilities, which will be located on the University’s Manhattanville Campus. An active member of the Business School’s Board of Overseers, Barth previously established the Rudolph F. Barth Scholarship Fund and lent his support to the creation of the Robert G. Kirby Professorship of Behavioral Finance, both at the School.
Canning and Eliza Fok, parents of a member of the Columbia College Class of 2013, have made an endowment gift of $1 million to support international students attending the College.
Lisa and David Stanton ’77CC have made a $250,000 pledge to support a scholarship at Columbia College. Longtime supporters of the College, the Stantons are parents of members of the College classes of 2009 and 2011, and members of the school’s Board of Visitors. Their gift qualifies for a 1:1 match through the Scholarships 101 Challenge, a program funded in partnership with the late John Kluge ’37CC, raising its total value to $500,000.
With $250,000 in funding from the Hawn Foundation, the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning is creating an online professional development companion to MindUP, a PreK-8 social and emotional learning curriculum recently published by Scholastic, Inc.
The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation has donated $120,000 to the School of Nursing, designating $40,000 apiece for scholarships in memory of both Dean Helen Pettit and May Rudin, for the benefit of nursing students in the Combined BS/MS Entry to Practice program for college graduates who have already earned a BA. The remaining $40,000 will support scholarships for nursing students who specialize in oncology.
The LCU Foundation has donated $35,000 to provide housing stipends for selected students at the School of Nursing.