The fourth annual Columbia Giving Day was held on October 21 and, for the fourth consecutive year, the College topped the charts with the most funds raised — more than $3.76 million from the grand total of more than $12.78 million. Alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff participated in the 24-hour donation marathon, with University trustees generously funding matching bonuses for various challenges. Some facts and figures from the results:
$12,788,367: Total raised University-wide
$3,760,834: Total raised by the College
13,090: Total gifts to the University
1,666: Total gifts to the College
$671,936: Increase in funds given to the College, as compared to 2014
$5,000: Bonus earned by the College for winning a parent gift challenge
32.6: Percent of total University-wide funds given by College-affiliated donors; for having the highest percentage, the College received a $65,181 bonus (double the percentage of money raised)
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