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Why We Give


Bringing Your Values To Life

Our mission within the Office of Gift Planning is to inspire and empower alumni and friends to plan, provide, and preserve an enduring future for themselves and Columbia. An important part of that is perpetuating your values through the preservation of what matters most to you.  

In addition to the imprint you will have left on the people around you, your voice and values ultimately will be reflected in the choices you make about how to distribute assets you have worked for and possessions you have accumulated over your lifetime. Charitable gifts in estate plans are among the ways you can make a statement about what is important to you—a statement that accentuates your personal story and potentially inspires others to do the same.

With foresight, you can make an impact that exemplifies your values during your lifetime and beyond.