Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 have made a generous gift to Columbia Business School to establish the fund in honor of Ms. Strickler’s mother.
A 1949 Columbia Business School graduate and a member School’s Board of Overseers, the senior senator from New Jersey died on June 3 due to complications from viral pneumonia.
The GBA Commendations were created to recognize students, faculty members, and staff members for outstanding contributions to the Columbia Business School community.
Along with Class of 1969 alumnus Henry R. Kravis’s $100 million contribution, the gift is the largest in the School’s history.
Daron Acemoglu of MIT and James A. Robinson of Harvard were recognized for their book, Why Nations Fail, while Columbia’s Paul Tetlock was honored for his research on finance.