March 29, 2021
Dear Faculty and Students:
The Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award recognizes the excellence of faculty as teachers and mentors of both undergraduate and graduate students within and outside the classroom setting. Established in 2005 with a $12 million gift from the late University Trustee Gerry Lenfest, the award not only carries with it professional recognition, it also provides an unrestricted stipend of $25K each year for three years.
We are writing to ask for nominations for this year’s award. There seems no more important time to honor and publicly celebrate our most distinguished teachers and mentors, in a year that has required so much of teachers and students both in and beyond our virtual classrooms.