More than 1,000 industry leaders, distinguished alumni and faculty members from around the world gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria to celebrate Columbia Business School’s 26th Annual Dinner. The event was cochaired by Erskine B. Bowles ’69, candidate for United States Senate, and Russell L. Carson ’67 of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. The dinner raised $2.4 million for the School.
As in previous years, the affair’s highlight was the presentation of the Distinguished Leadership awards. Sanford I. Weill, chairman and CEO of Citigroup Inc., was honored with the Distinguished Leadership in Business award for his extraordinary leadership in the financial services industry. Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in economics and Columbia Business School professor, received the Distinguished Leadership in Government award for his exemplary record of public service.