School of General Studies

Gifts to Columbia’s School of General Studies help solidify its preeminence as one of the nation’s most innovative educational enterprises, a college designed specifically to meet the needs of nontraditional students. Through the generosity of alumni and friends, GS can continue to build its endowment for long-term stability and growth, serve the immediate needs of its outstanding students and faculty, and strengthen financial aid as well as other programs that greatly enhance academic life.

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Any Amount
GS Annual Fund
Strengthen scholarships, student services, and other top priorities of GS.

Annual support enables GS to respond quickly as new opportunities arise. With gifts of $100 or more for the most recent graduates or $500 or more for others, donors are recognized as GS Associates. These alumni and friends receive invitations to special events and other opportunities to remain connected to the University.

For more information, contact:

Catherine Griggs
Leadership Gift Officer
212-851-2115
cg2851@columbia.edu

$100,000
Establish a General Studies endowed scholarship for $100,000
For more information, contact:

R. Dyer Ridley
Director for Development, Arts & Sciences
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7084
rdr2124@columbia.edu

$500,000
Back to College Program
Contribute to the success of students by supporting the Back to College Program, a program specifically designed to ensure that students returning to college after significant time away make a successful and smooth transition to the undergraduate classroom.

This endowment gift to the Back to College Program provides both academic and personal resources designed to help these students thrive.

For more information, contact:

R. Dyer Ridley
Director for Development, Arts & Sciences
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7084
rdr2124@columbia.edu

$1,500,000
Academic Resource Center
Keep academic support services strong from tutoring to time management and exam skills.

This endowment gift will help the Academic Resource Center enhance and expand critical resources, including the development of online undergraduate tutorials in conjunction with the Columbia Center for New Media, Teaching, and Learning.

For more information, contact:

R. Dyer Ridley
Director for Development, Arts & Sciences
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7084
rdr2124@columbia.edu

$2,000,000
GS Core Curriculum
Continue the development of innovative Core Curriculum courses specially designed to meet the academic needs of GS students.

This endowment gift will also help support faculty and advanced graduated students who plan and teach the courses in the GS Core.

For more information, contact:

R. Dyer Ridley
Director for Development, Arts & Sciences
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7084
rdr2124@columbia.edu

$5,000,000
Endowed Deanship
Bolster the leadership of the School of General Studies.

Help strengthen academic life by endowing the deanship of GS, which would carry the name of the donor or donors, forever celebrating this generosity.

For more information, contact:

R. Dyer Ridley
Director for Development, Arts & Sciences
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7084
rdr2124@columbia.edu