The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation
Noted business leader and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman pledged $100 million to support the construction of Columbia Business School’s new facilities in Manhattanville. In recognition of his gift, the School will name one of its two new buildings the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation. Learn more.
Cooperman Manhattanville Gift
Leon G. Cooperman ’67 pledged $25 million to ensure the successful construction of state-of-the-art facilities on the new Columbia Business School site in Manhattanville. The School will name a space in the new facilities in Mr. Cooperman’s honor. Learn more.
The Henry R. Kravis Building
In an unprecedented gift to the School, Henry R. Kravis ’69 pledged $100 million to help fund the creation of Columbia Business School’s new home in Manhattanville. The School will name one of its two new facilities The Henry R. Kravis Building to express its gratitude for Mr. Kravis’s generosity. Learn more.
Samberg Faculty Challenge
Arthur J. Samberg ’67, a member of the School’s Board of Overseers, donated $25 million to the School, endowing 15 new professorships and funding new positions across all the School’s academic divisions through a matching grant program. Learn more.
Cooperman Scholarship Challenge
Leon G. Cooperman ’67 created the Cooperman Scholarship Challenge in 2007, pledging to match donations toward endowed scholarships for Columbia Business School students. The enormously successful program ended three years ahead of schedule, creating 44 new scholarships since its inception. Learn more.
Three Alumni Pledge a Total of $45 Million for Curriculum and Faculty Development
Russell L. Carson ’67, Henry R. Kravis ’69, and Arthur J. Samberg ’67 pledged to donate a total of $45 million to help the School launch strategic initiatives in curriculum and faculty development. Learn more.
In addition to funding the School’s new home in Manhattanville, the ongoing success of Columbia Business School’s Capital Campaign has funded a series of new initiatives at the School, including:
The Program for Financial Studies
Launched in August 2010, the Program for Financial Studies provides an integrative approach to financial analysis, connecting students, faculty members, and alumni to participate in curricular initiatives, events, and research. Learn more.
With $10 million in seed funding from Henry R. Kravis ’69, Columbia CaseWorks launched in 2007, with a mission to support the development of teaching materials closely tied to and based on the research and expertise of Columbia Business School’s pioneering faculty members. Learn more.
Private Equity Pathway Mentorship Program
With generous support from Patrick J. Dalton ’97, the School’s Private Equity Program announced the launch of the Patrick J. Dalton Private Equity Pathway Mentorship Program in June 2010. The program, which has already generated interest from the private equity community, links alumni mentors with students or alumni who are transitioning into or considering next steps in the private equity industry. Learn more.
Social Enterprise Program
Thanks to continuing support from alumni and friends, the School’s Social Enterprise Program has expanded its impact and furthered it its mission to advance the understanding of how management can contribute to society and the environment and to develop the next generation of social enterprise leaders. Learn more.