Dear Friends:

It is so sad to have to write that because of the COVID-19 Virus and all its potential repercussions, Columbia University has advised us to postpone our Spring Party, scheduled for March 30, 2020.

We hope for everyone’s sake that the virus will soon complete its course, and we will all be able to resume our lives, work, and events. We plan to reschedule our party for the fall and then be pleased to honor Albert Berger, Tracy K. Smith, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Betty Lee Stern at that time and raise important support for our fabulous students. Thank you for being such loyal friends of the School of the Arts. Please take care of yourselves. We will be in touch soon with the new party date.

Carol and Katharina

Carol Becker
Dean, Columbia University School of the Arts

Katharina Otto-Bernstein
Chair, School of the Arts Dean’s Council


to benefit student scholarships at Columbia University School of the Arts

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020

Carol Becker Dean, School of the Arts and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Event Chair

invite you to the annual Spring Party,

an art-filled evening to support student scholarships at Columbia University School of the Arts


Albert Berger, Producer
Tracy K. Smith, Poet
Betty Lee Stern, Art Collector
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Sculptor

Beau Willimon


6:30 pm Cocktails and Art Showcase

7:30 pm Dinner and Program


Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University

615 West 129th Street


Festive attire


For more information about the Spring Party please contact the Development Office at 212-854-4849 or [email protected].



Ramona Bronkar Bannayan
Albert Berger
Jacob Collins
Erik Feig
Candia Fisher
Wendy Finerman
Karen Hesse Flatow
Nancy Lemann
Carolyn Lowe
Winston Lowe
Pamela McCorduck
Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Chair
Joseph Pizza

Lauren Rosenkranz
Eric Roth
Steve Schwartz
Jeffrey Sharp
Ron Simons
Patricia M. Sovern
Jeremy Smith
Aaron Stern
Betty Lee Stern
Leonard Tow
Barbara Whitman
Beau Willimon
Henry Woo