President Gerald T. Brouder and Michael Kateman, executive director of Development, Alumni and Public Relations, thank you for your support.Columbia College has risen to national prominence on the strength of its curriculum; on the strength of its exemplary faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends; and on the strength of its never-ceasing quest for innovation and excellence in all things, innovative delivery of instruction as being but one example.
As we look to the future, we are committed to using these resources to make every aspect of Columbia College better. This process of continuous improvement is ingrained in the institution.
We are able to dream boldly about the future because of the unwavering philanthropic support provided by our alumni and friends. Such loyalty ensures that Columbia College will not merely experience its future but will invent and shape it. To celebrate and honor our philanthropists, we assign to them the appropriate recognition they so rightfully deserve, accompanied by our deep gratitude.
Philanthropic partnerships truly make the difference between a good institution of higher learning and a great one. Philanthropists are one of our greatest resources, and for that I thank you.
Michael Kateman, executive director of Development, Alumni and Public Relations, on genealogical pivots and the importance of philanthropy.