Global Leadership Awards
20th Annual GALA

For twenty years, SIPA's Global Leadership Awards Gala has celebrated inspirational leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to the global public good. On May 7, 2020, we invite you to join us at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City for this festive event in support of SIPA, as we honor Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. All proceeds from the Gala help underwrite financial aid for SIPA's remarkable students, the next generation of global leaders and policy makers.  



Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund


Vartan Gregorian

President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Further announcements to follow.

Past Honorees

Past Honorees


April 1, 2020

To RSVP for the Gala, please see below for more information about different table and ticket opportunities. To purchase ticket(s) or table(s), please register below using your unique Columbia ID number (UNI) or click "Register as a Guest" to use a different email address. SIPA alumni and friends who purchase a table will be listed as a sponsor in event materials and receive exclusive benefits as detailed in the learn more section. For more information or if you would like to use another payment option, please contact Emily Keneston at or 212-851-9802.



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Patron Ticket

Supporter Ticket

Recent Alumni Ticket (2009-2019)


Please consider a donation if you are unable to attend the Gala.


SIPA Office of Alumni and Development

For more information please contact: 
Emily Keneston | 212-851-9802 |  Email: