August 07, 2018

Mourning the Loss of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest

The following is a message sent from Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger to the Columbia community.

I am very sorry to say that we have lost another great friend of the University in H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who died on Sunday at the age of 88 in his beloved home city of Philadelphia. Gerry was a wise and deeply engaged Trustee, one of the most generous donors in the history of the institution, and, most importantly, a true colleague in every major undertaking of the University over the last two decades.

July 31, 2018

Passing of Florence Irving

The following is a message sent from Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger, NewYork-Presbyterian President and Chief Executive Officer Steven J. Corwin, M.D., and Columbia University Irving Medical Center Chief Executive Lee Goldman, M.D., to the Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian community.

June 28, 2018

Inaugural Group of Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University Announced

An accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world has been selected as the first class of Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University. Consistent with the Obama Foundation’s mission to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of civic leaders, the new, year-long academic program based at Columbia will strengthen the expertise and knowledge of individuals with the demonstrated ability to be transformative leaders in their communities, nations, and the world.