The Columbia College Parents Fund is part of Columbia College’s annual fund. It provides unrestricted, current-use dollars to the College. This means that the funds are able to be allocated to the areas where they are needed most and immediately available for use. Tuition covers only a portion of the College’s operating costs, and it is necessary to look to the return of the endowment and to annual donations from parents, alumni and friends to close this gap.
Annual giving to the Parents Fund is an investment in the College that pays immediate returns, providing financial resources that propel academic excellence and enhance the lives of all students. Support from parents is essential to the College.