Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala

SIPA's Global Leadership Awards honor individuals who have made innovative or extraordinary contributions to the global public good. Honorees exemplify the values and qualities that SIPA strives to instill in our students, and all proceeds raised provide fellowship support for the next generation of global citizens and public policy leaders.

As the world's most global public policy school, our mission is both ambitious and relevant: to serve the public interest by educating students to lead by producing new knowledge and solutions on the critical public policy challenges facing our global community.

SIPA boasts a student body that is nearly 61 percent international and an alumni network of more than 23,000 graduates in 161 countries.

 

 

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JOIN THE HONORARY COMMITTEE

This year, SIPA is hosting its Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, May 9, 2019. A dynamic series of programs are scheduled around the world, leading up to this annual celebration.

SIPA invites alumni and friends to join the Gala Honorary Committee, to strengthen our vibrant community and to support students. In addition to special recognition at the Gala, the Honorary Committee will receive invitations to exclusive and substantive events. Please contact the SIPA Alumni & Development Office for a full list of events at devsipa@columbia.edu.

To become a member of the Honorary Committee or for questions about benefits and levels, please contact Bobbie Smith at 212-851-7986 or devsipa@columbia.edu.

LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Luminary


$100,000 and Above

Exclusive LUMINARY Benefits

  • Recognized as lead sponsor of the Gala on all Gala materials and collateral

  • Named Fellowship supporting two years of full-tuition fellowship **

  • Choice of seating for 20 people at the Global Leadership Awards Gala and VIP Green Room access for 10 guests

  • Invitations to all exclusive events at SIPA during the year

  • Invitation to Honorary Committee pre-Gala dinner on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2019

  • Recognition on all print and online materials related to the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Acknowledgment at the Global Leadership Awards Gala *

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different underreported story in the world. The subscription includes opportunities to meet the authors and attend discussions.

Champion


$50,000 - $99,999

Exclusive Champion Benefits

  • Named Fellowship supporting one-year full-tuition fellowship **

  • Premium seating for 10 people at the Global Leadership Awards Gala and VIP Green Room access for 5 guests

  • Invitations to 5 exclusive events at SIPA during the year

  • Invitation to Honorary Committee pre-Gala dinner on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2019

  • Recognition on all print and online materials related to the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Acknowledgment at the Global Leadership Awards Gala *

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different underreported story in the world. The subscription includes opportunities to meet the authors and attend discussions.

Visionary


$25,000 - $49,999

Exclusive Visionary Benefits

  • Named Fellowship supporting one-year half-tuition fellowship **

  • Prime seating for 10 people at the Global Leadership Awards Gala and VIP Green Room access for 2 guests

  • Invitations to 3 exclusive events at SIPA during the year

  • Invitation to Honorary Committee pre-Gala dinner on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2019

  • Recognition on all print and online materials related to the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Acknowledgment at the Global Leadership Awards Gala *

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different underreported story in the world. The subscription includes opportunities to meet the authors and attend discussions.

Innovator


$15,000 - $24,999

Exclusive Innovator Benefits

  • Prime seating for 10 people at the Global Leadership Awards Gala and VIP Green Room access for 2 guests

  • Invitations to 3 exclusive events at SIPA during the year

Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2019

  • Recognition on all print and online materials related to the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Acknowledgment at the Global Leadership Awards Gala *

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different underreported story in the world. The subscription includes opportunities to meet the authors and attend discussions

*All preferred language for event materials must be confirmed by April 20, 2019.
**Please provide the preferred fellowship name by April 20, 2019.

Tickets Only
Global Leadership Awards Gala Ticket: $1,500 Recent Graduate Ticket (2008-2018): $500
Past Honorees

2018 — Janet Yellen  |  International Finance Corporation

2017 — Zbigniew Brzezinski  |  Fundaçao Lemann

2016 — The Honorable Ban Ki-moon  |  Secretary James A. Baker, III  |  The Honorable Christine Lagarde  |  Wang Boming ’88 MIA

2015 —  Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro  |  Eric Garcetti ’95 MIA, Mayor of Los Angeles  |  Citi & Edward Skyler, EVP, Global Public Affairs

2014 —  Unilever & Paul Polman, CEO  |  The Rockefeller Foundation & Dr. Judith Rodin, President  |  Dr. Joan Spero ’68 MIA ’73 GSAS

2013 — Judy Cheng-Hopkins ’78 MIA  |  Ambassador Richard N. Gardner

2012 — Dr. Lisa Anderson ’76 CERT, ’77 GSAS, ’81 GSAS  |  Howard G. Buffett  |  Peter G. Peterson

2011 — Mitchell D. Silber ’05 MIA  |  Paul A. Volcker  |  WITNESS

2010 — Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  |  Fareed Zakaria  |  Partners in Health

2009 — Christiane Amanpour  |  Arminio Fraga  |  New America Foundation

2008 — Ambassador Arnold A. Saltzman  |  Lan Yang ’96 MIA

2007 — Ambassador Donald Blinken  |  Patricia M. Cloherty ’68 MIA ’70 TC  |  A. Michael Hoffman ’69 IF, ’73 MIA

2006 — James A. Harmon  |  Nemir A. Kirdar

2005 — Kenneth J. Knuckles  |  Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft  |  Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

2004 — Henrique de Campos Meirelles  |  Ambassador Felix Rohatyn  |  Citizens Budget Commission

2003 — The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright ’68 CERT, ’76 GSAS  |  Richard M. Smith IF ’69  |  The Community Service Society of New York

2002 — George Rupp  |  The Honorable Martin Varsavsky ’84 MIA  |  The Nature Conservancy

2001 — Senator George J. Mitchell  |  Ted Turner  |  Human Rights Watch

SIPA Office of Alumni and Development

For more information please contact: 
Bobbie Smith | 212-851-7986 |  Email: rs3591@columbia.edu