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Support the Continuing Legacy of the Heyman Center

The Friends of the Heyman Center, under the direction of Gareth Williams, Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature, is a treasured group of people who want continued intellectual engagement with Columbia while also ensuring the advancement and vitality of the SOF/Heyman. For more than twenty-five years, donations from our Friends have contributed to a variety of activities, most significantly, the Lionel Trilling Seminar, which is free and open to the public. Friends have special access to the Carl Hovde Colloquia as well as other events planned exclusively for this cherished group of supporters.

Suggested Contributions


To make an online, tax-deductible donation, please click on the link below and be sure to select "Friends of the Heyman Center" and indicate your gift level in the space provided for notes.

  • Virtual Friend ($250) – Participation in 1 colloquium in a year.
  • Friend ($500) – Participation in 2 colloquia per year and an invitation to the Spring Soiree.
  • Supporter ($750) – Participation in 2 colloquia per year, an invitation to the Spring Soiree, and reserved front area seat for in-person events.
  • Benefactor ($1500) – Participation in all colloquia during the year, an invitation to the Spring Soiree, and reserved front area seat when we have returned to in-person events.

Early Access and Invitations to Select SOF/Heyman Events


While anyone is welcome to register for events at the SOF/Heyman, as a thank you for their generous support, Friends enjoy special privileges such as early access to space-limited events and colloquia, exclusive events, and VIP invitations to social events. These events include:

Carl Hovde Colloquia

Discussion-based colloquia named in honor of Carl Hovde and led by some of Columbia's most renowned teachers and scholars. Open to alumni and friends of the University who wish to continue organized education without the need for academic credit.


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Lionel Trilling Seminar

Lionel Trilling (1905-75), one of Columbia's most celebrated faculty members, was among the great humanist scholars and public intellectuals of the 20th century. In his memory, SOF/Heyman sponsors a series of intellectual conversations, known as the Lionel Trilling Seminars.


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