41st Annual Dinner
Monday, May 1, 2017
6:00–9:15 p.m.
Cocktails: 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00–9:15 p.m.
American Museum of Natural History, Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York City
Business/Cocktail Attire

Robert F. Smith ’94
Distinguished Leadership in Business Award
Chairman and CEO
Vista Equity Partners

Robert K. Steel
Distinguished Leadership in Government Award
Partner and CEO, Perella Weinberg Partners
Former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of New York City
Former Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, United States Department of the Treasury

Robert Reffkin ’03
Distinguished Early Achievement Award
Founder and CEO

Dinner Co-Chairs
David E. Simon ’85
Chairman and CEO
Simon Property Group

Frank K. Tang ’94
Managing Partner and CEO
FountainVest Partners (Asia) Ltd.

View photos from the 41st Annual Dinner here.

On May 1, 2017, over 800 guests—including members of the Board of Overseers, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty members, students, and friends—came together in a festive evening of support for Columbia Business School. One of the School's most cherished traditions, the Annual Dinner yearly generates millions of dollars in critical unrestricted funding, securing resources for student financial aid, faculty research, and curriculum development. In 2017, the dinner took place at the American Museum of Natural History, an exciting venue for celebrating a new century at the very center of business.




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