About The Crown Awards

The Crown Awards is the major annual fundraising event for the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S). Among the oldest in the nation, VP&S was the first to grant the MD degree. More than two hundred and fifty years later, our physicians and researchers are still pioneers in health care and leaders in medicine worldwide. The institution’s signature event, The Crown Awards, celebrates its benefactors, patients, and faculty for their commitment and dedication.