Joan Griffith Lee has been with Columbia University for close to 30 years. She completed her BA at the School of General Studies, MPA at the School of International and Public Affairs and a Masters in Non-Profit Management at the School of Professional Studies. As Director of Columbia Community Service (CCS), she works to expand the scope of the CCS Annual Appeal, which solicits employees and retirees of Columbia University, Barnard College and Teachers College for contributions. The on-campus campaign raises money to help fund over 60 local community organizations with grants allocated for specific projects. The campaign also includes a food, clothing and back to school drive.