Press Release: Columbia Business School Receives Generous Donation to Establish the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Columbia Business School today announced the creation of theTamer Center for Social Enterprise. The new center, made possible through a transformative endowment gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer will help develop a new generation of business leaders that understand how management can contribute to, enhance, and impact society and the environment. Additionally, it will serve as the educational, curricular, research, and strategic hub of all social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia.
“Columbia is uniquely qualified and positioned to serve as a source of inspiration and education for budding social entrepreneurs,” said Tony Tamer. “The Business School is already known for its exceptional ability to train leaders with keen problem solving and decision-making abilities. Combine that with its already well-established Social Enterprise Program and its strategic position in New York City, one of the most vibrant and active social enterprise communities in the world, and you have all the ingredients necessary to be the preeminent center and source of leadership talent for the social enterprise community.”
Sandra Tamer added: “One of the most exciting opportunities is bringing the diverse interdisciplinary perspectives of Columbia together. Students studying business, engineering, law, medicine, or public policy will now be able to come together to develop new ideas, innovative solutions, and practical models to solve emerging challenges facing society today.”
“On behalf of the entire Columbia community I want to thank Tony and Sandra for this extraordinarily transformative opportunity,” said Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard. “Building on the School’s existing Social Enterprise Program, the new Tamer Center will unleash the full potential of Columbia’s social enterprise and social innovation activities, allowing for a more robust array of options for the growing number of Columbia community members who are looking to put social problem solving at the heart of their careers.”
Specifically, the new Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School will: