Awards Breakfast 2024

Online registration has closed and limited spots remain. Please contact Allison Kline ’20 (abk2170@gsb.columbia.edu) as soon as possible to inquire about any remaining seats or sponsorship opportunities.

The Tamer Institute for Social Enterprise and Climate Change invites you to the 2024 Awards Breakfast. This year, we look forward to celebrating our two extraordinary honorees N. Robert (Bob) Hammer ’67 and Kesha Cash ’10.

The Awards Breakfast showcases the impact of the Tamer Institute for Social Enterprise and Climate Change, which trains the next generation of leaders to address social and environmental challenges.

TUESDAY
April 30, 2024 | 8:00–9:30 AM

THE METROPOLITAN CLUB
One East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Contact us

Please contact Allison Kline ‘20 (abk2170@gsb.columbia.edu) for more information.

Horton Award for Excellence in Climate and Social Impact

N. ROBERT (BOB) HAMMER ’67

HAMMER VENTURES


PRESENTED BY DEAN COSTIS MAGLARAS, COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL


N. Robert (Bob) Hammer ‘67 will accept the Horton Award for Excellence in Climate and Social Impact, recognizing his extraordinary four decades as a chief executive and entrepreneur in the technology industry as well as his bold commitment to Columbia Business School initiatives in digital transformation and climate change.

About the Horton Award
The Horton Award recognizes individuals or organizations who are dedicated to social or environmental causes and have used management skills to benefit society. This award is named for Professor Ray Horton, who established social enterprise as a program at Columbia Business School.

N. Robert (Bob) Hammer ‘67

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LEADERSHIP AWARD

KESHA CASH ‘10

IMPACT AMERICA FUND


PRESENTED BY JOSH MAILMAN, SERIOUS CHANGE INVESTMENTS


Kesha Cash ’10 will accept the Social Enterprise Leadership Award as a pioneer in her field, investing in a future where people of color experience true agency and participation in the American economy.

About the Social Enterprise Leadership Award
The Leadership Award recognizes mid-career alumni who use business tools and entrepreneurial and management skills to address social and environmental challenges. Recipients demonstrate dedication to the field of social enterprise, making outstanding contributions to their organizations.

CARSON FAMILY CHANGEMAKER AWARD

About the Carson Family Changemaker Award
The Changemaker Award is named in honor of the Carson family, recipients of the 2016 Horton Award, for their longtime support of social enterprise at Columbia Business School and the nonprofit community in NYC. The award recognizes current students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to and leadership in the field of social enterprise.

JENNIFER BURDICK ’24

HUDSON HOYLE ’24

RAY LU ’24

Read about the 2023 Awards Breakfast in the Columbia Business School magazine online.

Thank you to all of our 2023 sponsors and supporters!

Thank you to our Sponsors and supporters!

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

UNDERWRITER

The Hammer Family Charitable Foundation
Rula and Ford Tamer
Sandra and Tony Tamer

PHILANTHROPIST

Impact America Fund
Three Cairns Group

SUSTAINER

Claudia Fleming and George Bitar ’91
S. Mona ’93 and Ravi Sinha
Nazanin and Roald Smeets
Karim Tabet / TAP Advisors

ADVOCATE

Allan Levine ’95
Ronnie Planalp ’86
Shaiza Rizavi ’96 and Jon Friedland ’97
Carole and Oscar Seikaly

SUPPORTER

Rima and Zak Alameddine
Mimi ’90 and Michael ’90 Boublik
Ciara Burnham ’93
Marie-France and René Kern
Patti and Jonathan Kraft
Andrea Turner ’07 and Steve Moffitt
Alison Overseth ’84
Rima Al-Sabah
Anwar Zakkour

CONTRIBUTOR

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Ellen B. Strickler ’78
Templeton Family Foundation
Lisa Williams ’11

BENEFACTOR

Jean Abouhamad
Keith Beverly, Re-Envision Wealth
Bill Cody ’88
Pritpal Singh Kochhar ’77
Sid Malhotra, Kactus Capital

Thank You

to everyone who made this event possible.

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

Bruce M. Usher
Dan Wang

TAMER CENTER FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

David Behringer
Hattie Bestul
Karen Bridges
Karen Hasher
Ivy Hatsengate
Ray Horton
Allison Kline
Sandra Navalli ’03
Diana Rambeau
Gwen Shufro ’06
Hannah Slow
Bruce M. Usher
Dan Wang
Sandi Wright

EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

Beth Brown
Michael Hillman
Starling Sawyer
Michael Subracko
Peter Wiegand

And a special thank you to our alumni vendors.

HORTON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE,
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LEADERSHIP AWARD,
& CARSON FAMILY CHANGEMAKER AWARDS

Printed by EcoPlum Business Gifts, Gia Machlin ’91 and Marcia Robbins ’89

Questions?

For more information or inquiries, please contact Allison Kline ‘20 at abk2170@gsb.columbia.edu.

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