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 boasts a student body that is nearly 50 percent international and an alumni network of more than 19,000 graduates in 155 countries.

"The Most Global Public Policy School, where an International Community of Students and Faculty Address World Challenges" 

Honorees

Janet L. Yellen

Janet L. Yellen is Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.  She served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2014 through February 2018. Before that, she served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors and, from 2004 to 2010, as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dr. Yellen graduated from Brown University in 1967 and received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 1971. Dr. Yellen has served on a number of International committees and written on a wide variety of macroeconomic issues, specializing in the causes, mechanisms, and implications of unemployment.

International Finance Corporation

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In FY17, IFC delivered a record $19.3 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

Philippe Le Houérou

Chief Executive Officer of IFC

Since joining IFC in March 2016, Mr. Le Houérou has led the organization’s efforts to create new markets in developing countries and redefine development finance by promoting initiatives and reforms that unlock billions of dollars in additional private sector investment.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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