The CAA was founded in 2005 with an opening gala at New York's Museum of Modern Art. In 2007, the CAA launched in Europe with the marquis "CAA Paris 2007" event, featuring a conference with notables such as Kofi Annan, Jeff Sachs, Joe Stiglitz, and Orhan Pamuk, School-based receptions, and a semi-formal gala.
The CAA has grown to support over 100 alumni clubs and shared interest groups, an online Alumni Directory and numerous social networks facilitating unlimited connections, a suite of career resources, and opportunities to connect in person through social, cultural, and intellectual programs.
In 2012, Lee C. Bollinger launched a Presidential Task Force to look at the next five years of the CAA. The CAA 2017 Strategic Plan lies out a healthy future for our Columbia connections and the possibilities of our alma mater, with a focus on five areas:
- School-based relationships and collaborations
- Volunteer development and empowerment
- Best practices
- CAA Awareness
CAA of Taiwan was founded in 1989 and is one of the largest alumni associations for U.S. colleges in Taiwan. Many of our alumni play important roles in government and industry. CAA of Taiwan holds various events for our alumni as well as with the alumni of various top universities in Taiwan.
Our club has been organizing a variety of professional networking/social/sports/community events to connect Columbia alumni, students, faculty, parents and friends with each other for decades. We welcome everyone from the Columbia community to participate in our activities and enjoy the rich culture of Taiwan as well as the warmth, sincerity and friendliness of its people with us.