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Why We Give


Bequest Language

Sample bequest language is offered below for your legal counsel’s consideration in preparing your will or trust.

Find the Best Gift

To help you determine your ideal gift to Columbia, we offer an easy-to-use web tool. It's just a few questions. Give it a try!

Compare Gifts

The planned gift that is best for you depends on your goals for the gift. We’ve created a chart that lets you compare the characteristics of your choice of gift plans.

Gift Calculator

Try our gift calculator to personalize the gift you are interested in making to Columbia University.

Advisor Resources

If you are advising a client who is considering a planned gift or bequest to Columbia University, we welcome the opportunity to work with you in helping your client.

Downloadable Resources

Here are some quick links to our downloadable brochures.

QCD Tool

Get started on your IRA QCD gift with our free tool.

Will and Estate Tool 

Get started on creating a will with our free tool.