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Why We Give


Making More Possible

The most extraordinary gift to Columbia is the one that is most meaningful to you. Planned gifts are a thoughtful way to ensure that the part, or parts, of Columbia you care most about will endure. Through your estate plans you can provide: 

  • unrestricted support to the schools or programs of your choice 
  • financial aid to help students 
  • faculty or academic program support at a school or for a program of your choice 
  • a named endowed professorship or research fund in your field of interest 
  • support for groundbreaking research

Your future plans are instrumental in supporting the world’s most promising students, distinguished faculty, and transformational teaching, research, patient care, and search for solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. Such foresight and generosity formed the foundation upon which Columbia was built, continues to secure the University’s preeminence, and serves as inspiration now and into the future.