in New York and beyond
We are Columbia University in the City of New York. Embracing opportunities and addressing the challenges of cities is essential to Columbia's mission. Provide funding for initiatives that help faculty and students to study, experience, and contribute to the city—next door, beyond the Hudson, and around the world.
Here are just a few examples of the many ways that you can help Columbia thrive. Check the schools and programs lists for other related gifts in this strategic area.
Office of Government and Community Affairs
Support Columbia’s efforts to build a permanent source of dedicated funding for its good-neighbor outreach. Your endowment gift can generate direct financial and logistical support for selected nonprofit institutions, organizations, and groups that make vital contributions to the University’s neighboring communities.
Mailman School of Public Health
Funds will facilitate risk assessment, fire/burn prevention, medication, home, pedestrian, sports, all terrain vehicle (ATV), teen driving, and child passenger safety, as well as other injury-prevention projects, including the endowment of an injury prevention center with naming opportunities for both the Center and each of its office suites.
Fund the Double Discovery Center's academic after-school program for neighborhood middle and high school students, founded in 1965 by two College students, a faculty member, and an alum. Help Columbia undergrad volunteer tutors and mentors continue to prepare low-income, first generation college-bound students.
College of Dental Medicine
Consider providing support for key facilities or equipment, such as patient education software or hardware, digital X-ray machines, dental chairs, the sterilization room, student lounge, or wet lab.
School of International and Public Affairs
Workshops in our students’ final semester allow them to gain knowledge and practical problem-solving experience while engaging with NGOs, multinational organizations, and private companies. Campaign gifts support expenses connected with the workshops. Donors may make a one-time gift or establish a permanent named endowment.
Columbia Law School
The Arts Initiative at Columbia University
Congratulate new graduates and introduce them to the alumni community by presenting them with a one-year introductory Columbia Alumni Arts League membership, which offers discounts, benefits and special events to more than 60 of the city's leading cultural organizations.
Gifts to this fund also provide educational activities for young people, including in-school instruction led by guest artists, free workshops, and opportunities to perform alongside professional musicians at Miller. Donors receive prominent recognition and Patron Circle membership.
College of Dental Medicine
In the last four years, the College has provided dental care to over 2,500 children annually in over 10,000 visits. This gift will ensure that the program continues with contemporary instrumentation and updated technology.