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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 the Friends events 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 Friend 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 membership level in the space provided for notes.

  • Virtual Friend ($250) – Participation in 1 online colloquium in Fall 2021.
  • New Friend* ($250) Participation in 1 online colloquium in Fall 2021 and 1 hybrid or online colloquium in Fall 2022.
  • Friend ($500) – Participation in 1 online colloquium in Fall 2021 and 1 Spring colloquium, and invitation to Spring Soiree.
  • Supporter ($750) – Participation 1 online colloquium in Fall 2021, 1 Spring colloquium, invitation to Spring Soiree, and reserved front area seat when we have returned to in-person events.
  • Benefactor ($1500) – Participation in all colloquia during the year, invitation to Spring Soiree, and reserved front area seat when we have returned to in-person events.

* No previous participation in Friends of the Heyman Center Colloquia

Early Access and Invitations to Select SOF/Heyman Events


While anyone is welcome to register for events at the SOF/Heyman, Friends enjoy special privileges such as early access to space-limited event 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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