Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Columbia College topped the leaderboard charts for the fourth annual Columbia Giving Day, a 24-hour University-wide event in which the goal is to support and increase awareness of annual funds across all schools. This year’s event took place on October 21 and nearly 1,700 College-related donors — comprising alumni, parents, students and friends — contributed a total of $3.7 million, a passionate show of support to continuing to build the best undergraduate experience for our students.
For the fourth consecutive year, the College took first place, earning more than $80,000 in matching funds. By encouraging friendly competition among schools and programs and cultivating a sense of unity for a common cause, Columbia Giving Day once again showcased Columbians’ sense of community: Donations totaled a record-breaking $12.7 million across all schools, more than half of which was raised by College alumni and parent gifts.