Global Leadership Awards
20th Annual GALA

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. EDT

Private Virtual Receptions for Gala Sponsors*

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Gala Celebration

8:00 p.m. EDT (May 12, 8:00 a.m. HKT/BJT)

Private Virtual Receptions (Hong Kong & China Gala Sponsors)*

A Virtual Celebration

Please join us on May 11, 2021 for Columbia SIPA’s Global Leadership Awards Gala, as we recognize remarkable leaders and bring together our diverse, global community of alumni, friends, faculty, and students. During a year that has presented incredible challenges, we look forward to honoring those individuals who have helped to reunite the world through their outstanding accomplishments. All proceeds raised from this much-anticipated event will provide critical financial aid for SIPA students.

Our 2021 Gala will be a virtual celebration that will honor four exceptional honorees. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will each receive SIPA’s Global Leadership Award for their extraordinary contributions to the public good. Lang Lang, acclaimed international pianist, and Joyce DiDonato, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, will receive SIPA’s inaugural Global Inspirational Award for their outstanding achievements as cultural ambassadors. Guests will be treated to an inspiring program that will include greetings from notable public figures and a conversation with our Global Leadership awardees, as well as an uplifting musical performance by Lang Lang and Joyce DiDonato. We thank all of you who have supported our Gala efforts in years past, and we are excited to welcome many more alumni and friends from around the world with this year’s virtual format.

*Private Virtual Receptions for Gala Sponsors

Gala sponsors and their guests are invited to join one of several intimate virtual receptions, featuring top faculty leading substantive discussions on topics that matter. These breakouts provide a chance to interact directly with some of the world’s leading thinkers on issues such as the global economy, climate change, international relations and geopolitics, cyber security, and much more. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please see below or contact SIPA's Development office at [email protected].

 

Honorees

Kristalina Georgieva

 

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Global Leadership Award

 

Vartan Gregorian

 

Vartan Gregorian

President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Global Leadership Award

 

Joyce DiDonato

 

Joyce DiDonato

Internationally Renowned Mezzo-Soprano
Global Inspiration Award

 

Lang Lang

 

Lang Lang

Internationally Renowned Pianist
Global Inspiration Award

 


Past Honorees

Past Honorees

Sponsorship Levels

As a sponsor from the Innovator to Luminary level, you will have the opportunity to invite up to ten guests to join you for a private virtual VIP reception with an esteemed Columbia SIPA faculty host.

Luminary

$100,000

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Champion

$50,000

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Visionary

$30,000

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Innovator

$15,000

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Patron Ticket
$3,000

Supporter Ticket
$1,500

Recent Alumni Ticket (2010-2020)
$300 

All sponsorships and tickets are 100% tax deductible. If you are interested in sponsorship or purchasing a ticket, please email [email protected].

 


Please consider a donation if you are unable to attend the Gala.

GALA Donations

 

SIPA Office of Alumni and Development

For more information please contact: 
Emily Keneston | 212-851-9802 |  Email: [email protected]