March 22, 2019

Give the Gift of Education

You too can give the gift of a Columbia education. 


The BAC Scholarship Fund 2019 campaign, chaired by Tiffany Bryant '08CC, is poised for a banner year. That is, IF we are able to reach 350 individual donors by June 30 to fulfill a matching gift challenge of $10k - a bonus, if you will, from a generous Black alumnus. Our overall goal, $100,000 contributed during this academic year 2018-19 campaign.

Will you help? Donate can here.

Pictured here is Charlene Adhiambo '20CC, a current BAC Scholarship recipient who is studying abroad this term.   

"I am so thankful for having received a scholarship from the Black Alumni Council. Knowing that I have the support of alumni who understand the particular challenges and triumphs of attending Columbia, has only made me more motivated as a student. Furthermore, I treasure the connections I have fostered with members of the Black Alumni Council as a result, and hope to one day sponsor a Columbia student once I am an alum". 

Charlene is a third year English major with interests in creative writing and African diaspora studies. Originally from Kenya, Charlene immigrated to the United States at a young age and lived in Atlanta, Georgia before entering Columbia College. 

Charlene has a passion for international travel and recently contributed an op-ed on the subject to the Columbia Daily Spectator, "Rethinking Study Abroad as a Way to Discover Myself". The photo by Margaret Maguire 'BC, is from the op-ed in Columbia Daily Spectator

Charlene is pictured below (center) with two other recent BAC Scholars, Braxton Gunter ’18CC (left), Adefunke Sonaike '16CC (right), at the 2018 BAC Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception. 




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