The Columbia College Parents Fund is part of the Columbia College Fund and recognizes gifts received from the parent community. The Columbia College Fund provides essential resources for the Core Curriculum, student services and financial aid — all fundamental aspects of the first-rate undergraduate experience that defines Columbia College.
Each dollar given to the Parents Fund translates into immediate support for the College’s most pressing areas of need:
The Core Curriculum
The hallmark of a Columbia College education, the Core Curriculum offers a comprehensive academic experience exploring various texts, documents and exemplary experiments in literature, philosophy, history, music, art and science.
Gifts to the Parents Fund help strengthen and sustain an important tradition that connects generations of Columbia students.
The College continually strives to complement its rigorous academic experience with exceptional student services.
The Parents Fund supports efforts to expand the College’s broad range of advising services, career center resources and extracurricular programs.
Columbia maintains a steadfast commitment to attracting the most promising students regardless of family income. As the College embarks on a newly expanded financial aid program, the College’s need to secure unrestricted current-use funds is greater than ever.
Gifts to the Parents Fund provide qualified students with the resources they need to access the full scope of academic opportunities at Columbia.
The Parents Fund supports stipends which enable students to take high quality unpaid internships without financial aid, both in the United States and internationally.
Every Gift Counts
The Columbia College Fund measures its success both in terms of participation — how many parents, alumni and friends make a gift each year — as well as in total dollars raised. Thus every gift to the Parents Fund, no matter the size, will make an impact.
When you make a gift to the Parents Fund, you affirm your role as a stakeholder in the College today and express your commitment to the success of both current and future students.
We hope you will support undergraduate education at Columbia by making a gift to the Parents Fund today.