CBS Women in Asia Study Rooms
The Women's Committee of the CBS Hong Kong Alumni Club is joining the Manhattanville Women's Initiative by spearheading a campaign to raise $375,000 to dedicate a cluster of three study rooms for CBS Women in Asia! The study rooms are on the third floor of David Geffen Hall: Rooms 381, 382, and 383. Each study room seats up to 6 people. The study rooms are in a high-traffic location, nestled amongst the CBS Board Room – named in honor of the Women of CBS – the S. Steven Pan Library, the Student Affairs Center, and the Uris Family Corner classroom.
Thank you for joining this effort in recognizing and elevating CBS alumnae and friends throughout Asia! All donors will be listed on the digital Women's Initiative donor wall directly outside of the Board Room, named for the Women of CBS, in Geffen Hall. Donors contributing $10,000 or more to the CBS Women in Asia Study Rooms will be listed on the physical Women's Initiative donor wall in Geffen Hall. Additionally, donor names will be included on a plaque inside the CBS Women in Asia Study Rooms in Geffen Hall.
The Manhattanville Women’s Initiative
Columbia Business School opened its doors in 1916, admitting women at the outset. Eleven faculty members taught the inaugural class of 61 students, eight of which were women. Decades later, schools across the country followed—opening doors to women leaders who make the world a better place. In January 2022, CBS opened its doors once again to its new buildings, Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall, on the Manhattanville Campus. Filled with light, leading technology, flexible spaces, and ample room, these new facilities serve as the perfect place to learn, build community, confront today’s big questions, and educate the future business leaders who will have a real impact on the world.
As we embark on the next century of excellence, the Manhattanville Women’s Initiative is a positive force for bringing greater visibility to the women who drive our mission forward, by increasing the representation of named spaces by and for women in Columbia Business School’s new buildings. This trailblazing initiative has resulted in a 150% increase in named spaces by women. Prominent spaces are still available for naming in the range of $125,000 to $25 million, including dedicated study rooms, conference rooms, offices, lounges, and lobbies. We invite you to join us in better reflecting the critical role women play on campus and to celebrate and inspire all women of CBS – past, present, and future.
Join the Initiative
For credit card gifts, please visit business.givenow.columbia.edu and indicate, “Manhattanville Women’s Initiative – Women in Asia Study Rooms” under allocation instructions.
Residents of Hong Kong can make tax deductible gifts through the Columbia University Hong Kong Fund, via a wire transfer of cash. The Columbia University Hong Kong Fund is registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. For transfer details, please contact Elymar Kolev by email at [email protected] or by phone at (212) 851-4303.
If you are interested in individual naming opportunities or have any questions, please contact Sami Mihali at [email protected].