Celebrating the Women of Columbia Community Service

Six "faculty wives" who volunteered as Columbia Community Service's gift shop committee in the 1950s.

March 8, 2024

This Women's History Month, we celebrate three women who, in 1942, founded what is known today as Columbia Community Service (CCS): Isadore Gilbert Mudge (1875-1957), Elizabeth Cady Stanton Blake (1894-1981), and Lolita Mollman Finch (1882-1964). CCS has consistently been led by women, and to date, their efforts to encourage charitable giving to our local community have inspired more than $7 million in donations for programs to combat hunger, provide social services, support the arts, and offer educational enrichment for youth in STEM, arts, and literacy in Harlem and Morningside Heights.

Learn more about the women of CCS through Columbia News' story.

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