The Sidney Morgenbesser Memorial Fund

I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago, on the 2nd anniversary of Sidney Morgenbesser’s death. When Abbas, in coversation, recently mentioned his unfortunate run-in with skinheads, after which Morgenbesser was quick to help Abbas with legal assistance, I was reminded of it. (For those who don’t know about Morgenbesser, see here, here, here, and here.) The second anniversary also marks two years into the five-year fund raising drive into the Sidney Morgenbesser Memorial Fund.

In cooperation with the Columbia College Office of Development, the Philosophy Department is establishing a Fund in Sidney’s honor to support scholarship students at Columbia College or, if possible, a faculty position at Columbia.

The amount required permanently to endow a scholarship fund is $50,000; additional scholarships could be funded at the same amount. Faculty positions require much more substantial amounts.

At the end of a five year period, the Department, the Development office, and Sidney’s friends and family will determine whether the Fund can best be used to support student scholarships or a faculty position.

Contributions may be sent to:

Columbia College Office of Development, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 917, New York, NY, 10115