Many Columbia College alumni and friends have made bequest provisions as a way of giving back to Columbia and its students. In Fiscal Year 2017–2018, Columbia College, Arts & Sciences, Athletics and the Columbia Libraries were the beneficiaries 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. The following list includes Columbia College alumni, parents and friends who have made plans for Columbia.