Athletics Coaching Staff
Corey Aronstam
Executive Director, Athletics Development

Corey Aronstam joined the Columbia University staff in January 2010 as the Deputy Director of Development for Athletics.  In July 2011, she was elevated to the Director of Development for Athletics.  Her responsibilities include oversight of fundraising for the Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence– which includes fundraising for all 31 varsity sports, new coaching and program endowments as well as capital projects such as the Campbell Sports Center.  Currently Athletics has raised over $80 Million of their 100 Million campaign, and is on pace to complete the campaign by Dec. 2013.

Aronstam came to Columbia after stops in the athletics departments of four local colleges. Aronstam spent two years (2008-2010) as the Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at St. John's University. Her duties included bolstering fundraising efforts for 17 NCAA Division I athletics programs, in addition to obtaining funding for capital projects such as renovations to Carnesecca Arena.  Aronstam also helped coordinate and secure sponsorships for St. John’s athletics' special events, such as the Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Dinner, the Bullpen Winter Banquet and a variety of golf outings (Lou Carnesecca Golf Classic and the Bullpen Golf Outing).

Prior to St. Johns, she was the Associate Athletics Director for Development at Iona College from 2005-2008, responsible for the fundraising, marketing and alumni relations efforts for the Gaels' 22-sport athletics program. While at Iona, Aronstam oversaw annual giving through the Gaels' Goal Club,  and also implemented the Iona Gaels Capital Improvement fund, which helped provide the means for several imperative projects such as renovating locker rooms, sports medicine facility, student-athlete study center and a new state-of-the-art field turf facility for the softball program.  Aronstam was also responsible for coordinating development events, including the Annual Goal Club Hall of Fame Golf Outing.

Before arriving at Iona, Aronstam spent two years as Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing, Promotions and Development at Wagner College on Staten Island, where she managed corporate sponsorships, coordinated development events and administered the Seahawk Club, the department's fundraising arm. In addition to her external duties, she was the sport administrator for the track, cross country, and tennis programs. She previously worked at Wagner as the men and women's assistant tennis coach during the 1999-01 seasons, while obtaining her MBA degree.

Between her stints at Wagner, Aronstam was the Assistant AD for Finance and Business Administration as well as the Senior Woman Administrator at the College of Staten Island. Prior to arriving in Staten Island, Aronstam was the Administrative Assistant and the men's and women's tennis coach for Eastern College in Pennsylvania. While at Eastern she earned Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Coach for the year.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Aronstam earned her bachelor's degree in business management from Nazareth College in 1998, and received her MBA from Wagner in 2001. Aronstam was a two-year tennis standout for Nazareth after transferring from the University of Maryland, where she also competed on the tennis team. In 1997, she was selected nationally to compete in the NCAA Division III championships and she ranks among Nazareth's all-time leaders with 85 wins in just two seasons. In 2004, Aronstam was inducted into the Nazareth College Sports Hall of Fame.

Aronstam served on the NCAA Men's Water Polo Committee. A member of both the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA), Aronstam currently resides in Westchester, N.Y., with her husband Steve and her two daughter Taylor (6) and Charlotte(3).

 

Position: Executive Director, Athletics Development
Phone: 212-854-7458
Email: ca2433@columbia.edu