Gifts of Estate
Many alumni and friends have made bequest provisions, which are exempt from federal estate and state inheritance taxes and do not have a limit on the deduction amount. In Fiscal Year 2014–2015, Columbia College was the beneficiary of bequests from the estates of the following alumni, widows, widowers, relatives and friends.
The 1754 Society is an honorary society for alumni, parents and friends of Columbia who have made plans for the University through trust, estate or other future gifts. Named for the year in which King’s College was established, the Society recognizes the vital role benefactors have played over the centuries in Columbia’s emergence as a preeminent educational institution and the role they play today in ensuring its continued preeminence. New members in Fiscal Year 2014–2015 are indicated by an asterisk.