Columbia University congratulates Trustee Emeritus Robert Kraft, CC ’63, owner of the Super Bowl XXXIX champion New England Patriots. The Patriots earned their second consecutive National Football League title on Sunday, Feb. 6, by beating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The team has now won three of the last four Super Bowls.
Kraft received the Columbia College Alexander Hamilton Award—its highest honor for alumni—at a special dinner Nov. 18 that raised more than $1.2 million in his honor to support College scholarships. Kraft attended Columbia on scholarship, playing lightweight football during his time here. His extraordinary generosity made possible the creation of the Robert K. Kraft Family Center for Jewish Student Life, providing a permanent home to Columbia’s vibrant Jewish community.
Kraft is also founder and chair of The Kraft Group, a Boston-based holding company.