H. F. Lenfest

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H. F. "Gerry" Lenfest Law '58 is a trustee of the university, and a major benefactor of Columbia. Lenfest made his fortune by buying a small cable television system in Pennsylvania and selling it years later to Comcast for $1.2 Billion.[1]

Along with Lenfest Hall, the law school residence hall he helped fund, Lenfest Cafe and the adjoining lounge in Jerome Greene Hall are named in recognition for his support of the school.

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References

  1. Cable TV billionaire giving away fortune - CNN Feb. 22, 2004
  2. H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest and Marguerite Give Law School $15M to Build New Student Residence Hall
  3. $15 Million Gift to Columbia Ties Economics to the Environment
  4. $12 Million Gift by Trustee Gerry Lenfest Funds New Teaching Awards
  5. Columbia Launches Major Fundraising Campaign
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