Dean Kowalski ’13CC: Dinner with Survivor Finalist Rescheduled

Dean Kowalski ’13CC: Dinner with Survivor Finalist

Out of an abundance of caution, we are working to reschedule this event.

What’s it like to compete on reality TV? Join us for a behind-the-scenes Dinner with Survivor competitor Dean Kowalski ’13CC.

Dean Kowalski ’13CC, the first runner-up on 2019’s “Survivor: Island of the Idols,” will take us behind the scenes in an intimate dinner discussion. A contestant on one of the most exciting and newsworthy Survivor seasons in recent memory, Mr. Kowalski became an instant Survivor legend during the season, collecting a series of advantages at the end of the game to propel him to the Final Three.

Cost: $45
Seating for this event is very limited.

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Three-course dinner in the Penn Club formal dining room

Includes Coffee or Tea

Jacket or tie for Gentlemen, Business Attire for Ladies



Dean Kowalski ’13CC
A former co-captain of the Columbia Men’s Basketball Team, Dean Kowalski hold an economics degree from Columbia. A sales executive with Google in New York, Mr. Kowalski spent two years with Teach for America as a high school math teacher and JV basketball coach in Miami following college. During his Teach for America tenure, Mr. Kowalski led Miami Algebra 1 teachers for students passing the end of the year exam.


Since the summer of 2000, Survivor has given us the whole genre of reality television competition. Stranded on an island, forced to “Outwit, Outplay and Outlast” your way to a million-dollar grand prize, contestants form alliances, compete and seek to one up each other to win.

Survivor: Island of the Idols was the 39th season of the American competitive reality television series Survivor, airing on CBS in the United States and Global in Canada. The competition was filmed during April 2019 on Fiji, the seventh consecutive season (eighth overall) to be filmed there.