Giving Day by the Numbers

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)