Columbians worldwide came together on October 28 for Columbia Giving Day — a 24-hour online fundraising event — making 19,173 gifts for a total of nearly $24.2 million to support University schools, programs and initiatives.
The Columbia College community contributed 5,356 gifts and roughly $6.46 million to the University as a whole. Among all the causes at the University, the College raised $3.9 million from more than 2,300 contributions. This generous support will ensure the College has a steady source of funding to fulfill its commitment to full-need financial aid and need-blind admissions, essential programming such as career and academic advising, and community-building events.
The College also won several giving challenges throughout the day, including the Alumni Participation Challenge for having the highest alumni participation percentage of all the schools, and the Overall Dollar Challenge for raising the most dollars.