A Conversation with University Trustee Jonathan Lavine and Professor Sunil Gulati

About the Speakers:

Jonathan Lavine ’88CC, a Trustee of Columbia University, is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sankaty Advisors, which he founded in 1997.  While at Columbia, he received the David Truman Award for outstanding contribution to the academic affairs of the college.  In 2008, Mr. Lavine was honored with Columbia’s John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement.

Professor Sunil Gulati is a popular lecturer in the field of international economics, is the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and on the Executive Committee of FIFA. He has been instrumental in developing the world’s biggest game in the United States.

Scholarship Information & Donations:

The Columbia Alumni Association of Boston Scholarship Fund makes a financial aid scholarship award annually to an undergraduate student from New England. The Association, then the Columbia University Club of New England, established the Fund in 1983 to benefit undergraduate students from the greater New England region attending Columbia College or the School of Engineering, who demonstrate excellence and leadership in academics, extracurricular activities and character. We ask that you please give generously to this cause.

You can make a donation directly to the Scholarship Fund, by bringing to the event a separate donation check payable to “Columbia University” (Please include your address and indicate “CAA Boston Scholarship” on the check’s memo line, and the University will issue a gift receipt).

About the Venue:

This will be our latest event at the Algonquin Club, a beautiful, historic building on Commonwealth Avenue. Founded in 1885 by active and high-achieving individuals in civic life, business, the arts, education and the professions, the Algonquin Club continues today as a leading institutional citizen of Boston. The Columbia Alumni Association of Boston is designated an affiliate of the Algonquin Club, and Columbia alumni are eligible for Affiliated Dining Membership and other special privileges at the Algonquin Club. For more information, please contact Stephen Kane (C.’80; L’83, P ’08) at [email protected] or 617 556-3827.

Event Schedule:

    6:00 pm     Registration and reception with hors d'oeuvres & cash bar
    7:00 pm     Event introduction by Club President Steve Kane
    7:15 pm     Conversation between Jonathan Lavine and Sunil Gulati
    8:00 pm     Post conversation reception and networking
    9:00 pm     Event ends

All ticket proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.


Appetizers and cash bar will be available.


 Registration is now closed. You may purchase tickets at the door. 


April 22, 2015 at 6:00pm - 9pm

Algonquin Club

217 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Stephen Kane

617 556-3827
Ari Freisinger