Columbia College Alumni Association

Give to the College

 It is important that the Columbia experience remains available to all students, regardless of their family’s financial status. — Michael P. Behringer ’89
I support the Columbia College Fund today so that other kids might have the same great, wonderful Columbia College experience that I had. — Gordon Henderson ’53
The College provided me … the opportunity to learn from members of the faculty, especially James Shenton ’49, who were genuinely committed to teaching undergraduates. — Craig Gurrian ’79
It meant a lot to me to contribute to the class’ effort… to help create a scholarship in memory of my friend Rich Ruzika ’81. — Jonathan S. Sobel ’88
My classmates and I wished to repay Columbia for the extraordinary impact it has had on all our lives. — A. Paul Neshamkin ’63

The Impact of Giving               

The Columbia College Fund provides key support in every aspect of a student’s experience: activities in the Core Curriculum, opportunities for internships, student activities and the financial aid that makes a Columbia education possible. Unrestricted annual giving is a vital ingredient in Columbia’s success, supporting the entire undergraduate program and providing current use funds for the College’s many operations.


Gifts from our alumni, parents and friends have helped the College Fund see tremendous growth over the years. With this increased support we are able to provide our students with expanded programs and opportunities.