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Bequest Perpetuates the Legacy of Dr. Judith Sulzberger

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.

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Jamie Deutsch Foundation Supports Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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.

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Columbia Participates in Citi Foundation’s $25 Million Research Initiative

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.

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Gift for Campbell Sports Center, College Fund, Football

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.

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Gift in Support of Manhattanville

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.

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Support for International College Students

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.

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Scholarship Gift for Columbia 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.

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University Trustee Supports Planned Campbell Sports Center

University Trustee Gerry Lenfest ’58LAW ’09HON has donated $500,000 in support of the planned Campbell Sports Center at Baker Athletics Complex.

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Gift to Libraries' Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

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.

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Gifts Support Nursing Scholarships, Housing Stipends

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.

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