$1.3M Gift to the Columbia University School of Social Work Enhances Student Aid Funds

July 29, 2009 @ 4:00 am

July 29, 2009

The Columbia University School of Social Work has received a $1.335 million gift from a charitable trust established by the late Isadore and Ruth Ginsberg.  The gift is the largest amount the School has received for student scholarships.

“The Ginsbergs were proud supporters of the School and its mission during their lifetimes,” says Dean Jeanette Takamura. “Many aspiring social work professionals will benefit from their generosity. Their gift provides an important example of the powerful impact of that bequests can have for decades to come. ”

The gift will significantly enhance two previously established student aid funds. The amount will be allocated in equal shares to the Ida R. and Mitchell I. Ginsberg Social Policy Fund for second-year master’s candidates with a strong interest in social policy, and the Judith Ginsberg Memorial Fellowship Fund for grants for students at the end of their first year with an interest in the disabled.