Global Leadership Awards 18th 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 critical fellowship support for the next generation of global citizens and public policy leaders.

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

SIPA draws its strengths from the resources of Columbia University and New York City as well as partners in London, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Beijing, Mexico City, and São Paulo. SIPA boasts a student body that is nearly 50 percent international and an alumni network of more than 19,000 graduates in 155 countries.

JOIN THE HONORARY COMMITTEE

This year, SIPA is hosting its Global Leadership Awards 18th Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, May 3, 2018. 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 pricing and levels, please contact Kathryn Cashin at 212-851-7998 or devsipa@columbia.edu.

LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Champion: $50,000 and above

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 all guests

  • Invitation to Honorary Committee pre-Gala dinner in Spring 2018

  • Invitations to 5 exclusive events at SIPA during the year

 

Additional Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon in February 2018

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2018

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

  • Acknowledgement at the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a new CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different under-reported 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

  • Invitation to Honorary Committee pre-Gala dinner in Spring 2018

  • Invitations to 3 exclusive events at SIPA during the year

 

Additional Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon in February 2018

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2018

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

  • Acknowledgement at the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a new CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different under-reported 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 two guests

  • Invitations to 3 exclusive events at SIPA during the year


Additional Honorary Committee Benefits

  • Invitation to SIPA’s Leaders Luncheon in February 2018

  • Tickets to SIPA’s Alumni Day in New York City on Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • Invitation to Columbia University Trustees Reception in June 2018

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

  • Acknowledgement at the Global Leadership Awards Gala

  • Complimentary Subscription to Columbia Global Reports, a new CU publishing imprint of four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different under-reported 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, 2017.
**Please provide the preferred fellowship name by April 20, 2017.

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Global leadership awards Gala Ticket: $1500 Recent Graduate Ticket (2007-2017): $500

"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges" 

Past Honorees

2017
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Fundaçao Lemann


2016

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

2015
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Eric Garcetti ’95MIA, 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 ’68MIA ’73GSAS

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

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

2011
Mitchell D. Silber ’05MIA
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 ’96MIA

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

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 ’68CERT, ’76 GSAS
Richard M. Smith IF ’69
The Community Service Society of New York

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

2001
Senator George J. Mitchell
Ted Turner
Human Rights Watch

Contact Info

SIPA Office of Alumni and Development
For more information please contact: 
Kathryn Cashin | Phone: 212-851-7998 |  Email: kc2737@columbia.edu