Propel the Columbia College Fund

Columbia College has had tremendous growth and success in the last decade, but to sustain excellence in a competitive world, we must constantly renew our commitment to and investment in each pillar of the experience we believe to be great. Our wellspring is the Columbia College Fund, which provides the dean with the flexible resources necessary to be nimble and strategic in response to priorities that arise.

 

College Fund Dollars at Work

Your support matters. Gifts of all sizes to the Columbia College Fund make an immediate impact on the lives of our students. See just a few of the ways your support can make a difference.

$25
Allows 10 students to attend a guided tour of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine for Art Humanities
$50
Purchases an opera ticket for a financial aid student in a Music Humanities class
$100
Covers a student’s registration fee for a club-related national conference in Washington, D.C.
$250
Supports a community-building event in a residence hall to introduce first-year students to career counselors and career development resources
$500
Purchases two business suits for financial aid students to wear to career fairs or interviews
$600
Sponsors professional development training for students participating in internships
$750
Supports career assessments and personal advising that helps students with career planning
$1,200
Covers the costs of books for one financial aid student in an academic year
$1,500
Hosts the First-in-Family Welcome Reception, connecting students who are the first in their families to attend college with faculty, deans and other students
$2,000
Provides leadership training for students who lead Columbia’s Special Interest Communities
$2,500
Brings an intellectual leader to campus to discuss their Core Curriculum related scholarship in a course-wide lecture
$5,000
Funds orientation programs and activities that prepare all first-year students for their four-year journey
$6,000
Supports a year of Faculty-in-Residence programming connecting students with faculty outside of the classroom
$7,500
Fully sponsors one student participating in Columbia Experience Overseas, an 8-week summer internship program in an international city

While just one measure, rankings often mirror the visionary and financial commitments of a school, and Columbia College’s rising rankings in the last 10 years reflect significant, annual investment across the board, from financial aid to the Core Curriculum. Gifts to the Columbia College Fund show the community's investment in the future of the College.

Put your dollars to work immediately to ensure the College’s success.

Provide

Provide scholarship support to bring the best students to Columbia.

Extend

Extend College Walk by funding internship, research and global experiences.

Support

Support the Core Curriculum by helping to expand interdisciplinary programming among Core courses.

Promote

Promote innovative programs that enhance the faculty-student experience.

 

 

Every gift matters. By making gifts of any size to the Columbia College Fund, Columbians provide immediate support for the College’s most pressing needs and help to uphold the excellence for which the College is known.

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Leadership Opportunities

Current-use leadership gifts to the Columbia College Fund provide support for day-to-day priorities and connect donors to the students benefiting from their gift. To learn more about opportunities to support the College, contact your class year’s Fund officer.

1940—1970  |  David Silver  |    212-851-4264 |    dcs2122@columbia.edu

1971—1983  |  Amanda Tortorello  |    212-851-7486 |    at3225@columbia.edu

1984—1994  |  Sara Eidelman  |    212-851-7452 |    se2346@columbia.edu

1995-1999  |  Hafsa Mahfooz  |    212-851-7833 |    hm2562@columbia.edu

2000—2014  |  Alison Hillier  |    212-851-7941 |    alh2117@columbia.edu

2015-2017  |  Joelle Abi-Habib  |    212-851-5664 |    ja3078@columbia.edu

 

Current-Use Scholarship
Provide
Provide the College with the much-needed latitude in fulfilling its commitment to need-based financial aid.
Alumni and Parents Internship Fund
Provide
Provide a named, current—use internship, affording a student learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
John Jay Associates

The John Jay Associates program recognizes the generosity and support of alumni, parents and friends whose cumulative annual giving to the College totals $1,500 or more. 


Read more about the levels and benefits below, and become a John Jay Associates member today. Please contact your class year’s Fund officer (listed above) or Meredith Tunney, director of donor relations (at 212-851-7488 or cc-steward@columbia.edu) for more information.  

Member |  $1,500—$3,499

Fellow |  $3,500—$4,999

Sponsor |  $5,000—$9,999

Patron |  $10,000—$24,999

Dean's Circle |  $25,000—$49,999

Dean's Silver Circle |  $50,000—$99,999

Dean's Gold Circle |  $100,000—$249,999

Dean's Platinum Circle |  $250,000 and above

 

Member  |  $1,500$3,499

  • Recognition as a Core to Commencement Founding Donor and in the Columbia College Annual Report

  • Invitation to an annual John Jay Associates Event

  • Exclusive invitations to affinity events 

  • Two tickets to a football or basketball home game (On a per request basis and subject to availability)

  • Special Core Curriculum update from a Core Scholars Program winner

  • Complimentary lunch at Homecoming

  • Special recognition at the Dean’s Breakfast during Reunion 

Fellow  |  $3,500$4,999

All benefits of the Member category plus:

  •  Access to a personal campus liaison.

Sponsor  |  $5,000—$9,999

All benefits of the Fellow category plus:

  • Complimentary access to one Café Columbia cultural experience (Subject to availability)

Patron  |  $10,000—$24,999

All benefits of the Sponsor category plus:

  • Invitations to Insider Calls, interactive calls with key College leaders

  • Invitation to Dean’s Scholarship Reception (Gift must be designated for Financial Aid)

Dean's Circle  |  $25,000 and above

All the benefits of the Patron category plus:

  • Exclusive invitation to Dean’s Circle Reception

  • Name a current use scholarship for a current student (Gift must be designated for Financial Aid)

* Please email cc-steward@columbia.edu or call 212-851-7488 for more information.

John Jay Associates for Recent Alumni (1—14 years after graduation)

The John Jay Associates program for Recent Alumni recognizes young alumni who stretch to take an active role in supporting the future of Columbia College.

Member | $100 for every year since graduation

Young Patron | $1,500—$4,999

Dean’s Circle | $5,000 and above

 

Member | $100 for every year since graduation

  • Recognition as a Core to Commencement Founding Donor and in the Columbia College Annual Report

  • Invitation to an annual John Jay Associates Event

  • Exclusive invitations to affinity events

  • Two tickets to a football or basketball home game (On a per request basis and subject to availability)

  • Special Core Curriculum update from a Core Scholars program winnter

  • Complimentary lunch at Homecoming

  • Special recognition at the Dean’s Breakfast during Reunion

Young Patron |  $1,500$4,999

All benefits of the Member category plus:

  • Invitations to Insider Calls, interactive phone calls with key Columbia College leaders

  • Exclusive invitations to Young Leaders Council events throughout the year

Deans Circle |  $5,000 and above
All benefits of the Young Patron category plus:

  • Exclusive invitation to the Dean's Circle Reception

 

 

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