A finance and investment professional for over 25 years, Art Samberg founded his first fund in 1986. Today, he serves as the manager for Hawkes Financial Services, LLC, and is a member of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC. In 1967, Art Samberg graduated from Columbia Business School, earning an MBA. Art J. Samberg continues to support the school through donations.
The Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence was founded by Columbia Business School in honor of Art Samberg’s $10 million donation in 2002. In 2006, Arthur Samberg donated $25 million to his alma mater. More recently, in 2013, Arthur J. Samberg, a member of CBS’s Board of Overseers, generously pledged $25 million to Columbia Business School toward the construction of the school’s innovative new Manhattanville campus.
The institute’s goal is to help faculty provide an even better education for students by offering educational programs and other resources for faculty members. There is an orientation seminar for new faculty to help them learn their way around the school and its programs, and there are teaching workshops for junior and senior faculty.
The institute focuses on junior faculty members in order to help them prepare for long, illustrious careers at Columbia Business School. Through the institute, senior faculty members mentor junior members by dispensing advice on managing the classroom and utilizing different types of teaching resources.