About Us

Columbia Community Service (CCS) is the giving campaign for staff, faculty, and retirees of Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College. With funds raised through its annual campaign, CCS makes grants to local nonprofit organizations to help address the needs of underserved individuals in our local community. Grantees focus on everything from education, food and emergency services and eldercare to arts and the environment. CCS also facilitates in-kind contributions, volunteer opportunities, and workshops that connect the University community to local nonprofits.

CCS is part of Columbia’s Office of Government & Community Affairs

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Joan Griffith-Lee
Director, Columbia Community Service
Office of  Government and Community Affairs
(212) 854-4288

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Christa Hill 
Project Coordinator, Columbia Community Service
Office of  Government and Community Affairs
(212) 854-3638

Lee C. Bollinger
President of the University

Thomas R. Bailey
President, Teachers College

Sian Leah Beilock
President, Barnard College

John H. Coatsworth
Provost of the University

Shailagh J. Murray
Executive Vice President for Public Affairs


Mark Kerman, President
Retiree, Columbia University 

Karen Jewett, Vice President
Office of Government and Community Affairs

Jack McGourty, Vice President
Director, Community and Global Entrepreneurship
Columbia Business School

Scott Wright, Vice President
Campus Services

Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and
Community Partnerships, Teachers College

Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance
and Information Technology

Jeannette Darby
Security Guard
Barnard College Public Safety

Ryan Hart
Executive Director of Gift Planning
Office of Alumni and Development

André Jones, Treasurer
VIP Client Support Manager
Columbia University Information Technology

Jerée Matherson
Special Project Manager
Office of the President, Teachers College

Jean McCurry
Retiree, Barnard College

Virginia Ryan, Secretary
Associate General Counsel
Barnard College






Phoebe-Sade Arnold
Government & Community Affairs

Victoria Benitez
Communications & Public Affairs

Junior M. Benjamin
Government & Community Affairs

Ursula A. Bollini
Human Resources

Terri M. Caldes

Roberto Collado
Human Resources

Janet I. Horan
Columbia Business School

Jesse Irmler
Columbia University Information Technology

Joyce Ellen Jackson
Columbia Housing

Monica L. Kuth

Patricia R. Lilly
Visitor Services, The Forum

Annette Lopes

Scott R. Osborn
School of Journalism

Miguel Pagan
Columbia Transportation

Michael Roman

Katy J. Saintil
The School at Columbia University