Annual Dinner 2018



Mark T. Gallogly ’86

Distinguished Leadership in Business Award

Managing Principal

Centerbridge Partners LP

Randal K. Quarles ’81CC

Distinguished Leadership in Government Award

Vice Chairman for Supervision

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Jamie Kern Lima ’04 and Paulo Lima ’04

Distinguished Early Achievement Award

Co-founders and Co-CEOs

IT Cosmetics


Filippo de Vecchi ’95

Managing Director

Advent International

Shaiza Rizavi ’96

Managing Member and Portfolio Manager

Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC

Over 800 guests, including members of the Board of Overseers, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty members, students, and friends, participated in a festive evening of support for Columbia Business School. The dinner raised over $3.5 million in critical unrestricted funding, securing resources for student financial aid, faculty research, and curriculum development. This year, the iconic Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History served as the backdrop for this cherished celebration of impact and community at the very center of business.