Institutional Gifts

American Halal CO, Inc.
Arent Fox LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Astoria Federal Savings Bank
Balmoral Consulting
Bank of America Securities, LLC
Blackrock Financial Management, Inc.
Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corp.
Commodore Cleaners
Cornerstone Research, Inc.
Dow Jones & Co., Inc.
Dowd Benneth LLP
Electricare, Inc.
Elysian Realty, LLC
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Financial Architects Upstate, LLC
Fred Alger & Co., Inc.
Friars National Association Foundation, Inc.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Gloss Studio
Google, Inc.
Hansen Global Event Management, LLC
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Keesal, Young & Logan
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Lane Office Furniture, Inc.
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Law Offices of Mirrani, Rynor,Adamsky & Toland, P.A.
Manpower Demonstration Research Corp.
Norfolk Southern Charitable Match Trust
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pediatric Partners LLC
Pershing, LLC
Phantom Sports Tick
S Again Glue Presents
Salvatore S. Volpe MD, P.C.
Strokos Gourmet
Structures Group
Theodore S. Wirecki, M.D. PC
Total Care of Union City, LLC
VM Gokea Law Group
Wells Fargo Bank N A
Williams & Connolly LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
XOS Digital
Allen C. Steere 2006 Revocable Trust
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Barbara and Gary Brandt Family Foundation
BP Fabric of America Fund
The Chisholm Foundation
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Dweck & Rahmey Family Foundation
El Paso Community Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Hildes-Heim Foundation, Inc.
The Hyman Family Charitable Foundation
The Isidore Grossman Foundation, Inc.
Jerome A. and Estelle R. Newman Assistance Fund, Inc.
Minnie Parker Charitable Trust
Network for Good
Peter A. Wald and Christina Hall 1997 Trust
Putnam Foundation
Richard and Senta Canevari Family Trust
Simon and Annie Davis Foundation
The Steven C. Calicchio Foundation
The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation
Tariq Farid Foundation
The Teagle Foundation, Inc.
Tides Foundation
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Walter Budko Trust
Waterfield Foundation, Inc.
Winston & Strawn Foundation
Other Organizations
Arlan and Jessica Cohen Trust
Colchester Lions Charities, Inc.
Columbia Business School Executive Education
CUC Foundation, Inc.
German Society of the City of New York
Jacobs-Goodpasture Family Trust
The Miller Living Trust
Patricia C. Remmer 1995 Charitable Lead Trust
The Rosenfeld Foundation
Susan Luree North Trust
Matching Gifts
3M Foundation, Inc.
Abbott Laboratories Fund
ACE Charitable Foundation
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Akzo Nobel, Inc.
American Biltrite, Inc.
American Express Foundation
American International Group, Inc.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Foundation
Art.Com, Inc.
Assured Guaranty Corp.
AT&T Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
The Bank of New York Mellon Foundation
Bank of the West
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Barclays Capital
The Bechtel Foundation
Becton Dickinson and Co.
BlackRock, Inc.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Jersey
The Boeing Co.
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Brookfield Properties Corp.
Brown-Forman Corp.
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.
The Children's Place
Chubb & Son, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Foundation
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
ConAgra Foods Foundation
ConocoPhillips Co.
The Cooper Companies
Corning, Inc. Foundation
D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
Deloitte Foundation
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Dominion Foundation
The Dow Chemical Co. Foundation
Dow Jones & Co., Inc.
eBay Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
Edward St. John Foundation., Inc.
The Elsevier Foundation
Emigrant Savings Bank
Equifax Foundation
Exxon Corp.
Fitch Ratings
FMC Foundation
The Gap Foundation, Inc.
GE Foundation
General Atlantic Service Co., LLC.
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Google, Inc.
The Guardian Life Insurance Co.
Hachette Book Group
The Hartford Insurance Group
Health Care REIT, Inc.
Highfields Capital Management LP
IBM International Foundation
Ingersoll-Rand Co.
Intuit Foundation
ITG, Inc.
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
Janus Corp.
The Janus Foundation
Jefferies & Co., Inc.
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Key Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Lee Foundation
Lincoln Financial Group Foundation, Inc.
LinkedIn Corp.
The Lord, Abbett & Co.
Macquarie Group Foundation Limited
Macy's Foundation
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
MasterCard International, Inc.
MBIA Foundation, Inc.
McCormick & Co. Fund, Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies Foundation, Inc.
The Merck Co. Foundation
The Meredith Corp. Foundation
MetLife Foundation
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
The Mitsui Precious Metals Foundation
Mizuho USA Foundation, Inc.
Mondelez International Foundation
Monsanto Fund
The Moody's Foundation
Moog, Inc.
Motorola Foundation
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Newedge USA, LLC
Northeast Utilities Systems
The Northern Trust Co. Charitable Trust
Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc.
Novartis US Foundation
Olin Corp. Charitable Trust
Open Society Institute
Oracle Corp.
Pall Corp.
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP
Penguin Putnam, Inc.
Pepsi Bottling Group Foundation, Inc.
PepsiCo Foundation, Inc.
Pfizer Foundation
The PIMCO Foundation
The Pioneer Group, Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation
Prudential Foundation
Public Service Electric and Gas Co.
PUMA North America, Inc.
Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
Quintiles Transnational Corp.
Random House, Inc.
Raytheon Co.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
San Antonio Area Foundation
The Scholarship Foundation-Lockheed
Schroder Investments Management
The Shell Oil Co. Foundation
Siemens Corp.
Sony Corp. of America
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Street Foundation
T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation, Inc.
Texas Instruments Foundation
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
TIAA-CREF Employee Giving Program
TimeWarner Foundation, Inc.
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Unilever United States Foundation, Inc.
Union Bank of California Foundation
United Technologies Corp.
UnumProvident Corp.
The Vanguard Group Foundation
Verisk Analytics
Verizon Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Walt Disney Co. Foundation
The Warburg Pincus Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Union Foundation

Why I Give Back

... I am constantly reminded that my time at Morningside Heights represented the starting place of my journey as an adult — a journey comprising infinite experiences — bound by nothing. ... Instilled by the Core and nurtured by interactions with classmates and friends, I departed from Columbia with one critical realization at the forefront of my mind: that the intellectual process is many times, if not most, more valuable than the answer. As I approach my ninth year as an alumnus, I strive earnestly each day to transform that realization into a reality — a challenge I find befitting of a Columbia College graduate.

Ganesh Betanabhatla ’05

A person will face any number of challenges throughout his or her life — both personal and professional — but it is the thought process to solve those problems that is the key to success. Columbia gives students the tools to think critically and expand their worldview. It is a path we embarked on College Walk and continue on today.

Joanna Herman ’98 and Brooks Herman ’98

My Columbia experience has been truly enriched by my involvement in the Columbia College Student Council. ... In my current role as the Class of 2015 president, I’m always astounded by how the definition of this community evolves because of the diversity that exists in thought, experience, ethnicity, academic pursuits, concerns and more within the student body. For me, it creates a renewed sense of curiosity and I believe this is what truly makes Columbia unique — it’s a university where the diversity within our gates reflects that of New York City and the world.

Kareem D. Carryl ’15

Having been born in Colombia, and having lived in the United States, Switzerland and now Brazil for the past 25 years, I can tell you that no matter where you live in the world, being a part of the Columbia community will always be rewarding. The education that I received at our alma mater and the Core both gave me a foundation for life. The Columbia community has been an important part of my life ever since, always central and key in my success.

Diana Moreinis Nasser ’87

Nearly a decade after graduation, as I follow my classmates’ extraordinary accomplishments in government, academia, medicine, law and the arts, and at their own start-ups, my respect and appreciation for the education we received at the College (and my desire to give back as an alum) continues to grow. My commitment to a career in public service was solidified by my undergraduate experience organizing Columbia Community Outreach, with support from the alumni community. 

Diana Benton Schecter ’05

We support the College because it is the best thing that has ever happened to our son Ricardo ’16. He feels that everyone in this world should have the opportunity to experience the Core. We are so impressed by his knowledge, maturity and changes! We are confident that because of Columbia and the Core, he will be prepared to handle any situation. We are also so grateful for the brilliant professors who give him time and attention outside the classroom, so we want to help the College continue this amazing work.

Lucila and Alejandro Vollbrechthausen P: ’16

A freshman commuter, I learned to read ‘Homer’ while holding the handrail on the subway to Sheepshead Bay. A year later, with a scholarship, I was able to live on campus until graduation. We pre-meds were obsessed with excelling in our science courses, especially organic chemistry. ... I became a professor of anesthesiology at P&S. Some time ago, I was asked to anesthetize [an] esteemed professor of organic chem. ‘Any questions for me, sir?’ ‘Yes, I have one. What were your grades?’ ‘B+, B+, both terms.’ ‘Not bad, not bad.’ We shook hands and smiled. We knew we just shared a unique Columbia moment.

Allen Hyman ’55, P: ’85, ’88, PS’90

I spent four years at Columbia College as a student who learned so much from my professors, my classmates and the two deans of Columbia College. Dean Lawrence Chamberlain [GSAS’45] and Dean Nicholas McKnight [’21] were always concerned with having the best faculty in the country. They were brilliant and warm individuals. I found learning and warmth from faculty, and classmates provided me with good thoughts and good relations and I am very grateful. Graduating from Columbia inspired in me an urge to create and succeed.

Howard Falberg ’54

Columbia’s commitment to the Core has provided my friends and me a breadth of knowledge just wide enough that it doesn’t sacrifice depth. Because the Core is built this way, each of us can take the bits and pieces that are meaningful to us to forge a unique relationship with Columbia that extends far beyond the gates of 116th and that somewhat fuzzy May of senior year.

Vesal Yazdi ’11

Attending Columbia was single-handedly one of the best decisions I've made. Columbia fostered my academic interests in science in ways unimaginable and afforded me the opportunity to work in the labs of several esteemed scientists, including Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel [P: BUS88]. My first journal publication is from research I completed in a neuroscience lab as an undergraduate. ... As an alumna, I donate to the College and am a volunteer ... because it’s important for me to remain connected to this institution and ensure that students continue to have the same amazing experiences I had.

Brittany Dubose ’08

... We are hopeful that by giving back we can influence the next generation of leaders who will continue the cycle of giving. The experiences [we’ve had] and people we’ve met because of Columbia have been invaluable to our careers and lives in general. We are both extremely grateful for the doors the College has opened for us and the friends we've made (and continue to make) through CU. Columbia holds a special place in our hearts, as we never would have met otherwise. We are engaged to be married in 2015.

Ralph DeBernardo ’09 (football) and Kaitlyn Busler ’10 (field hockey)

My Columbia College education made me more uncomfortable about the course of world events on the one hand, and more self-reflective on the other. When students and former students embrace their College education, they join a community of lifelong learners. Members of this community share a Core and a commitment — to better know ourselves as individuals and to enlighten the course of civilization. This voyage challenges us like no other, but as Aeneas says in 1:239, ‘A joy it will be one day… to remember even this.’

Chuck Callan ’78

It’s easy to forget that the Columbia experience isn’t over when you graduate and go beyond College Walk. Having worked and studied on three continents, I’ve found Columbia alums, current students and faculty all over the world. From seeing the unveiling of Greg Wyatt ’71’s statue of Macbeth in Stratford-upon-Avon, to welcoming the next generation of students in Beijing, Columbians are doing amazing things and creating communities everywhere.

Stephanie Lung ’04