The mission of the Feldberg Fellows is to create a network of world-class business leaders across industries, geographies, and generations. We seek to cultivate a community of diverse leaders who hold themselves and each other to the highest professional and personal standards, while providing mutual support to achieve success in their business, personal and philanthropic endeavors.
About the Feldberg Fellowship
The Feldberg Fellowship is one of Columbia Business School's most prestigious grants. It is awarded each year to select entering CBS students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and a history of academic excellence. Recipients of the fellowship generally have backgrounds in entrepreneurship, finance, military, and social enterprise. Selection as a Feldberg Fellow provides full tuition and lifelong membership in an elite and growing network of similarly driven students, alumni, and donors.
About Professor Feldberg
Professor Meyer Feldberg '65 served as dean of Columbia Business School from 1989 to 2004. When he ended his 15-year tenure as dean in June 2004, Henry R. Kravis ’69, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and a member of the school’s Board of Overseers, led an effort by alumni and supporters of the School to honor Professor Feldberg by establishing a $10 million fellowship program in his honor. Their gift ensures a continued tradition of leadership at Columbia Business School. Through their generosity, these donors — many of them leaders in their own fields who serve as ongoing resources to the Feldberg Fellows — underscored their dual commitment to Columbia Business School and excellence in business.
Professor Feldberg is currently the senior advisor to Morgan Stanley's Investment Bank Division as well as a director of Federated Department Stores, Inc., Primedia Inc., Revlon, Inc., Sappi Limited, Select Medical Corporation, and UBS Funds. Before joining Columbia, he served as dean of Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and as president of the Illinois Institute of Technology.