The Cari Widmyer '06 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supporting the next generation of adventurous and creative thinkers.
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The Cari Widmyer '06 Memorial Scholarship Fund

To honor the remarkable life and achievements—as well as the inspiration she provided to so many of her family members, friends, and colleagues—the classmates of Cari Widmyer ’06 have established a scholarship fund in her name at Columbia Business School. This fund will be a source of financial aid for deserving MBA students who might otherwise not be able to study at Columbia. There is no more fitting tribute to an individual who contributed so much to the Columbia network, and who demonstrated a lifelong passion for learning. With her untimely passing, a bright light in the Columbia Business School community was extinguished far too soon.

Columbia Business School respectfully asks you to consider lending your support to the Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial aid to MBA students following in Cari’s academic footsteps. Recipients of this special award will be selected based on their professional, academic, and leadership achievements at their undergraduate universities and in their work experiences thus far. Preference will be given to students who embody Cari’s leadership, diverse skillset, and holistic approach to personal and professional fulfillment.

In order to be endowed, and thus benefit Columbia Business School students in perpetuity, the Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship Fund must reach $150,000.

Throughout her career, Cari demonstrated professional excellence and a dedication to health and wellness. She was a certified yoga instructor, and was pursuing holistic nutrition and culinary arts at Bauman College, where she served on the board of directors. Cari worked as a digital strategy lead at Google, where she developed next-generation media and business strategies. Previously, she was a senior sales consultant at Google, and managed business development and ad sales research for major television and cable conglomerates and American Express.

The Cari Widmyer ’06 Memorial Scholarship Fund will support the next generation of adventurous and creative thinkers, and guarantee that her legacy will always have a home at Columbia Business School.

If you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Cole, senior associate director of major gifts, at 212-851-1808 or

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