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Hermes Society

Hermes Society

The Hermes Society is a growing group of leadership supporters of the Columbia Business Fund and the Executive MBA Fund that make a significant and lasting impact at the School. Last year, alumni and friends contributed $7.1 million to these funds, with Hermes Society members contributing more than $5.49 million of the total. It would take more than $110 million in endowment gifts to provide the same amount of annual support.


With close to 750 members, the Hermes Society has been the driving force behind the growth of the Columbia Business Fund and Executive MBA Fund. Alumni leaders who support the School at this significant level enable the School to compete in a global marketplace and seize vital opportunities as they arise.

You can join the Hermes Society at the following levels:

  • Dean’s Roundtable $50,000 and above
  • Leadership Group $25,000–$49,999
  • Courtney Brown Fellows $10,000–$24,999
  • Partners $5,000–$9,999
  • Associates $2,500–$4,999

For young alumni (five or fewer years out) membership in the Hermes Society begins at $1,000.


Hermes Society donors are recognized and celebrated throughout the year. The School hosts a range of events for Hermes Society members, including annual receptions and dinners with leaders of the School. Special regional events are also held for our donors. Additionally, as unique opportunities arise throughout the year, the School typically looks to this group of leadership supporters for purposes of outreach and engagement.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Hermes Society, please contact Beth Brown at or 212-854-6776.

Your Support.
Real Impact.

Browse the 2013–2014 Report to Investors to see the impact your support has on the community at Columbia Business School.



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