Passport to an Education

Christopher Jenkins '11SIPA is prepared for a career in international humanitarian work thanks to the support he received as an Ottaway Fellow.

Completing the Cycle

"I'm looking forward to giving back to help other students enjoy the same opportunities I received at Columbia." – Kluge Scholar Javi Plasencia '11CC

Journalism at the Crossroads

Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, is educating the next generation of journalists in a rapidly changing media landscape.

Committed to the Core

The Core Curriculum lays the groundwork for a life of critical thinking. College Fund donors strengthen Columbia at its Core.

Climate Change on the Rise

A professor helps train the next generation of leaders in climate change law while drawing international attention to island nations disappearing underwater.

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The Lenfest Effect

See how one individual’s generosity is having an impact on Columbia — and on the world — that will endure for generations to come. Read more about his $30 million gift for an arts center in Manhattanville.

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Annual Fellowships for Doctoral Study: Mailman School of Public Health

PhD students at the Mailman School need a minimum of five years to complete their degrees. With overall tuition costs nearing $170,000 per student, fellowship gifts are an essential source of funding to cover tuition and stipends.


Columbia’s Endowment Investments Generate 11.5 Percent Return in Fiscal 2013, Continue Leading 5- and 10-year Performance
Columbia University produced a return of 11.5 percent on its endowment portfolio for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. This reflects the normal one-quarter lag in private equity and real asset valuations.


Ronald O. Perelman Pledges $100 Million Toward Manhattanville

Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and a member of the Business School’s Board of Overseers, has pledged a landmark gift of $100 million to Columbia Business School. It joins Class of 1969 alumnus Henry R. Kravis’s $100 million contribution as the largest in the School’s history.



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