The Columbia Campaign
Moving Columbia Forward
More than 200,000 alumni, parents, students, and friends have given to Columbia since 2006—by far the largest, most inspirational show of support for the University’s mission in its more than 250-year history.
Campaign donors give through Columbia to make a difference for others. Their investments are transforming what the University can do for its students—and the world—for generations well beyond the Campaign’s end on December 31, 2013. They are renewing the University’s faculty through endowed chairs and programs and are raising the bar for giving that directly supports students.
First launched with a $4 billion goal, The Columbia Campaign was expanded in 2010. Momentum continues to build in the Campaign's final months, with fundraising totals approaching $6 billion.
Generosity goes well beyond financial support. Alumni are fueling partnerships across Columbia campuses and around the world, building connections through their schools and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).
There are many reasons to celebrate The Columbia Campaign’s ongoing success, including:
- Better financial aid. Campaign gifts are making a Columbia education more accessible.
- Breaking ground. With new education facilities at the Medical Center, the Campbell Sports Center, and the campus rising in Manhattanville, Campaign donors are building for the future.
- Faculty growth and enrichment. Endowed professorships and support for research keep the best scholar-teachers in our classrooms and labs across disciplines.
- Going global. Programs reflect our global society, as well as the University’s leadership worldwide. Eight Columbia Global Centers have opened on four continents.